The Town Hall Seattle lecture series (click on www.townhallseattle.org for details) is offering an exciting program of speakers this year at bargain prices -- as low as $5 per person. IPE students might be interested in two speakers who are coming to Seattle this week:
Bjorn Lomborg: 'Cool It.'
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 | 7:30pm
Location: Downstairs at Town Hall, enter on Seneca Street.
Bjorn Lomborg is an economist and author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. Named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2004, Lomborg argues in his new book, Cool It, that many of the elaborate and very expensive actions now being considered to stop global warming are often based on emotional rather than scientific assumptions and may very will have little impact of the world’s temperature for hundreds of years. He believes that we should first focus resources on more immediate concerns, such as fighting malaria and HIV/AIDS and maintaining a safe fresh water supply—problems which can be addressed at a fraction of the cost and save millions of lives in our lifetime. Presented by Town Hall Center for Civic Life with University Book Store.