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For immediate release:
Thursday, October 14, 2010
For more information contact:
Dereth Glance, Executive Program Director, 315-472-1339, 518-339-2853 (mobile), dglance@citizenscampaign.org


Debunking Denials of Global Warming


Neil Murphy, President, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry

Dave Eichorn, former Chief Meterologist, WSYR TV and Adjunct Professor at State University of New York, Oswego, ESF and Onondaga Community College

Rhea Jezer, Adjunct Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Forestry – League of Conversation Voters

Martha Loew, Sierra Club

Dereth Glance, Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Ed Michalenko, President, Onondaga Environmental Institute

Congressman Dan Maffei


Press Conference to discuss Congressional Candidate Ann Marie Buerkle’s comments denying the existence of global warming


Rose Garden, Thornden Park, Syracuse, NY


2:00 p.m.


The calendar my say it is the year 2010, but you would never know it after hearing Congressional Candidate Ann Marie Buerkle’s comments about global warming during Wednesday’s debate with Representative Dan Maffei hosted by Leadership Greater Syracuse and YNN.

Incredibly, Ms. Buerkle claimed global warming is a “myth” during a discussion of the Energy Bill which passed Congress last year. “A lot of the myth of Global Warming bill has finally been been exposed,” said Buerkle.

Environmental advocates and scientists from across Central New York will come together to discuss the real science behind climate change and the effects of global warming both across the world and right here at home. Ms. Buerkle’s comments are dangerous both to our environment and our economy.

Ms. Buerkle can deny science all she wants, but we as a community do not have to accept her ill-informed comments that depart from the vast majority of scientific opinion and undermine the green energy economy we have all worked so hard to develop in our region.


Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) empowers communities and advocates solutions for our shared environment and public health and is supported by over 80,000 members throughout New York State and Connecticut. www.citizenscampaign.org

updated by seckel  10/14/10