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Research Update #2: International "Skeptic" Conference on Climate Change

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We’ve added a briefing note in our database on Dennis Avery of the Hudson Institute, who is listed as a speaker at the upcoming the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change,” being organized by the ExxonMobil and Philip Morris-friendly Heartland Institute.

Here’s an updated list of those speakers we have completed briefing notes on:

Will Alexander

Dennis Avery

Tim Ball

Bob Carter

Michael Fox

Vincent Gray

Ross McKitrick

Patrick Michaels

Tim Patterson

Benny Peiser

Paul Reiter

Arthur Robinson

S. Fred Singer

George Taylor

We will let you know when we’ve added more. Or you can be alerted to new additions by subscribing to DeSmogBlog’s RSS feed.

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