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Event: The Real Goal of the Green Climate Crusade

Written by Subject: Climate Change
Description: Environmentalists claim that our use of carbon-based energy is altering the climate, making us more vulnerable to climate disasters. Human survival, they insist, requires the immediate abandonment of fossil fuels in favor of carbon-free sources. So why do environmentalist groups vehemently oppose projects involving every alternative form of energy ever proposed to replace fossil fuels--including wind farms and solar power plants? And why do they ignore the dramatic degree to which industrial development under capitalism has reduced the risk of harm from severe climate events? Before we rush headlong into drastic climate policies and energy rationing, a critical examination of these policies is urgently needed. Dr. Lockitch will address these important issues and answer audience questions.

Admission: FREE. Open to students and the public.

Bio: Keith Lockitch is a fellow of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights and an instructor in the Ayn Rand Institute's Objectivist Academic Center. His writings have appeared in such publications as the Washington Times, Orange County Register, San Francisco Chronicle, Australia's Herald Sun and Canberra Times, USA Today magazine, and the science policy journal Energy and Environment. Dr. Lockitch speaks frequently on science and environmental policy and has appeared on radio shows such as The Thom Hartmann Program on Air America Radio. He is also a contributing writer for The Objective Standard, a quarterly journal of culture and politics.

Dr. Lockitch holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and has conducted postdoctoral research in relativistic astrophysics at the University of Illinois and at Pennsylvania State University.

This event is co-hosted by:
Objectivist Club @ ASU
Students for Liberty
Secular Free-Thought Society