Sun Lakes Republican Club December 10 meeting

Carolyn McCorkle

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature “CO2 and the Climate Crisis: The Greatest Scientific Fraud of our Day.” with special guest speaker Dr. Craig Idso, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. The public is invited. Our mission is “Education for an Informed Electorate.” Please join us!

The presentation will discuss how there is no rigorous evidence that elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing dangerous global warming and/or climate change. It will present evidence that, far from being a pollutant, rising CO2 emissions are enhancing life for both humanity and nature. Any efforts to reduce CO2 emissions via laws and regulations will have serious undesirable consequences.

Dr. Craig D. Idso is the founder, former president, and currently chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change based in Tempe, Arizona. The Center was founded in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to discovering and disseminating scientific information pertaining to the effects of atmospheric carbon dioxide enrichment on climate and the biosphere. The Center produces the weekly online newsletter CO2Science and maintains a massive online collection of reviews of peer-reviewed scientific journal articles relating to global climate change.

In 2009, Dr. Idso became the lead author and editor for the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), overseeing a team of internationally-renowned scientists in the production of several major reports on climate change. Those reports include Climate Change Reconsidered: the 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report, Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science, and Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts.

Dr. Idso’s research has appeared frequently in peer-reviewed journals, including Geophysical Research Letters, Environmental and Experimental Botany, Forest Ecology and Management, Journal of Climate, Physical Geography, Atmospheric Environment, Technology, and many others. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Many Benefits of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment (Vales Lake Publishing, LLC, 2011).

Dr. Idso received his M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his PhD in Geography from Arizona State University. Formerly, he was Director of Environmental Science at Peabody Energy in St. Louis, Missouri, faculty researcher in the Office of Climatology at ASU, and lecturer in Meteorology at ASU.

He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences, Association of American Geographers, Ecological Society of America, Geological Society of America, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Idso also serves as an adjunct scholar for the Cato Institute and as a policy advisor for the CO2 Coalition, the Heartland Institute, and the Committee for A Constructive Tomorrow.

Arizona State Senator J.D. Mesnard will discuss the 2020 state legislative session. For more information, visit or contact Mike Tennant at 480-802-0178.