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Heartland in Paris for COP-21

Below is The Heartland Institute's presentation in Paris during the United Nations' Conference of the Parties (COP-21) climate summit in December 2015, a post-trip "briefing" for supporters, and videos we produced to promote our presence in Paris. More coverage of Heartland's "Day of Examining the Data" in Paris here.