This is only for Tangled Web enthusiasts who follow the Climate Wars on RealClimate as well as here, but it does have a high coefficient of irony---
12 December email from SEPP ] Subject:
NATURE RULES THE CLIMATE: Press conference about Global Warming scares Dec 14
You are invited to a timely breakfast briefing at the National Press Club at 8:30 am on Dec 14, organized by the Science & Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)...
NATURE RULES THE CLIMATE: HUMAN-PRODUCED GREENHOUSE GASES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR GLOBAL WARMING. Therefore: Schemes to control CO2 emissions are ineffective and pointless, though very costly"
...SEPP has reserved the Lisagor Room at the Natl Press Club for Fri Dec 14 from 8-11 am. Breakfast served.
REAL CLIMATE 12 December
Singer & Co will be unleashing it all on the media tomorrow-
[Response: Be sure to have your umbrella handy… (but actually this press conference has been cancelled) - gavin]
[Response: Update: [ 17 Dec] despite getting a email notifying of the cancellation of this press conference, it turns out it went ahead anyway… - gavin]
Comment by Russell Seitz — 12 December 2007 @ 5:31 PM
My comment in another blog repeating Gavin's "cancelled" assertion drew this response :
From: S. Fred Singer Sent: Sun,16 Dec 2007 11:01 Subject: Re: Press Club briefing
The cancelation notice was spurious and caught me by surprise when people phoned me. If I were paranoid, I'd air my suspicions.
I don't read RealClimate so I don't know what they reported.
Anyway, WE never canceled; it was listed by the Press Club, duly held and paid for (30 breakfasts and 20 additional bagels).
RC Re 1. Thanks for the update- who claimed it was canceled ?
From: S. Fred Singer <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date Mon, 17 Dec 2007 8:31 pm
An amusing event: Got a call from a guy who thought the 'cancelation' was due to sinister left-wing pressure.
He is so upset he is sending me a really big donation for SEPP...
>Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 11:54:07 -0500 (EST)
>Subject: Cancellation of SEPP Event
>The briefing on December 14, 2007 at the National Press Club organized by
>The Science & Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)
>has been cancelled. We regret the inconvenience.
Comment by Russell Seitz — 17 December 2007 @ 9:22 PM
Full disclosure: my 1995 New York Times Op-ed on the first WTC bombing led to my last interaction with the Marshall Institute ( as in email@example.com , above ) which offered to pay my way to DC from Harvard's Olin Institute For Strategic Studies, where I was an Associate, to testify, pro bono , to the House Judiciary Committee on the Comprehensive Antiterrorism Act of 1995. -RS