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JLF Launches ‘Al Gore is Wrong’ Tour

Global warming expert battles myths from Charlotte to Wilmington

RALEIGH – The John Locke Foundation will unveil its new global warming guide next week during a tour from Charlotte to Wilmington. The tour is titled “Why Al Gore Is Wrong: A North Carolina Citizen’s Guide to Global Warming.”

“Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, has attracted a lot of attention in theaters, in public schools, even in showings at people’s homes,” said Dr. Roy Cordato, JLF Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar. “The fact is there is a lot of misinformation in the movie. Much of it is hyperbole, exaggeration, or just statements that are flat-out wrong. The record needs to be corrected, and we hope that will happen on this tour.”

American Enterprise Institute scientist and environmental consultant Joel Schwartz will lead the tour. Schwartz has prepared a citizen’s guide to help North Carolina sort facts from fiction in the global warming debate, Cordato said.

“It’s important to do this because North Carolina is looking at adopting a whole series of policies, regulations, and taxes to force the state’s citizens to use less energy,” he said. “We want to look at how sensible that is. Joel’s tour will draw attention to that and ask the question: Does it make sense for North Carolina to go in this direction?”

In addition to the Queen City and the coast, the tour will stop in Hickory, Greensboro, and Raleigh:

• Charlotte, noon Monday, June 25, Hilton, Charlotte Executive Park
• Hickory, 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, The Reese Institute, Lenoir-Rhyne College
• Greensboro, noon Tuesday, June 26, Grandover Resort and Conference Center
• Raleigh, noon Wednesday, June 27, Clarion Hotel State Capital
• Wilmington, noon Thursday, June 28, Hilton Wimington Riverside

Reserve a slot at one of the Global Warming Tour stops by contacting the John Locke Foundation at (919) 828-3876 or logging on to www.johnlocke.org/events/. The price for each luncheon is $15. The price for the Hickory reception is $10.