Nigel Lawson: Public Enemy #1

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nigel.lawson.grumpyFirst a neoliberal champion, now Lawson actually welcomes climate breakdown!

It will be a frosty night in Ottawa in October when the grumpy Lord Nigel Lawson spends an evening with the Fraser Institute celebrating neoliberalism and daring climate breakdown to challenge our adaptability. For $195 you can throw heaping stares of disdain at the fellow who was such a major champion of Thatcher’s decimation of social programs in the name of corporate greed.

Not satisfied to remove economic supports for the vulnerable in Britain, Lawson has written a new book that, as the Fraser Institute plugs it below, says the UN’s IPCC is a political correct gang who are not bright enough to realize that human adaptability is eager for a challenge like climate breakdown because, of course, all 6.5 billion humans are in a politically and economically vibrant position to be able to see our planet alter into something far more threatening and merely roll with the punches!

I suppose the right wing has moved past denying climate breakdown and now they’re just arguing that we can simply adapt to it. Don’t worry, be happy.

Fraser Institute 5th Annual Canada Strong and Free

Ottawa Dinner

featuring Lord Lawson

Monday, October 5, 2009 · Chateau Laurier Hotel · Ottawa

Join Mike Harris, Fraser Institute senior fellow, as he hosts the 5th Annual Canada Strong and Free Gala Dinner with Lord Nigel Lawson, former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Energy.

Lord Lawson helped British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher re-engineer the UK economy through deregulation, privatization, and tax reductions that resulted in widespread job creation and business investment. Lawson has now turned his attention to global warming with a new book, An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming, in which he argues that the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has become a politically correct pressure group that fails to consider human potential to adapt to any global warming that may occur.

Join us as Lord Lawson explains why additional government control of the economy threatens to do far more harm than good and how proposed climate change policies will exacerbate the damage.


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Stephen Elliott-Buckley

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