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Economics and Science of Climate Change – Some alternative views

February 23, 2010

Fred Singer

“Economics and Science of Climate Change
– Some Alternative Views”

Professor Fred Singer

Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences at University of Virginia
Co-author of Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1500 Years (2008)

Lecture Details  
Date : 2 March 2010, Tuesday
Time : 5.45 pm – 7.15 pm (Light refreshment provided at 5.00pm)
Venue : NEC Lecture Room 2 (Education Wing) (map)
    Nanyang Executive Centre,
60 Nanyang View, Singapore 639673
Chairperson : Professor Euston Quah
    Editor, Singapore Economic Review
President, Economic Society of Singapore
Head of Economics, NTU


5.45 pm : Welcome and Introductory Remarks on Climate Change Economics
    by Prof Euston Quah, Editor of the Singapore Economic Review
6.05 pm : Lecture by Prof Fred Singer
6.45 pm : Q&A Session
7.15 pm : End of Lecture



Major investments are being made and far-reaching policy decisions are being contemplated based on faulty climate science and poor economic arguments. Our discussion will concentrate on energy issues and the distortion in energy choices caused by fear of future climate disasters from continued use of fossil fuels.

About the Speaker  

Dr. S Fred Singer is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia and President of the Science and Environmental Policy project. He received his PhD in physics from Princeton University.

He was the founding Director of U.S. National Weather Satellite Center and served for five years as vice chairman of the US National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere. He was also the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Water Quality and Research) of the Department of Interior and the founding dean of the School of Environmental and Planetary Sciences at the University of Miami, Dr Singer has written or edited over a dozen books and monographs, including Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years (2007), Nature, Not Human Activity, Rules the Climate (2008), and Climate Change Reconsidered (2009).

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