Global Warming Then and Now
The Heartland Institute’s Jay Lehr and Colorado State University professor Scott Denning dissected and debated “An Inconvenient Truth” on its 10th anniversary.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. The documentary was a critical and box-office success. Public awareness about global warming and the “green” movement surged after its debut. Internationally renowned scientist, speaker, author and Heartland Institute Science Director Dr. Jay Lehr challenged some of the film’s claims, such as imminent environmental catastrophes are due to global warming. Dr. Scott Denning, atmospheric science professor at Colorado State University, also reexamined the film and provided his take on global warming.
Watch the debate at the top of the right sidebar.
Dr. Jay LehrScience Director, The Heartland InstituteJay Lehr, Ph.D. is science director at The Heartland Institute, an independent nonprofit organization based in Chicago. He is an internationally renowned speaker, scientist, and author who has testified before Congress on dozens of occasions on environmental issues, and consulted with nearly every agency of the federal government, as well as many foreign countries.
Dr. Scott DenningMonfort Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State UniversityScott Denning, Ph.D. is the Monfort Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University and an editor of Journal of Climate. His research interests include interactions between the atmosphere and terrestrial biosphere and their effects on exchange of energy, water, and carbon dioxide. His research sponsors include the National Science Foundation, NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy, and NOAA.