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FACTSHEET: Christopher C. Horner

DETAILS

Director of litigation at the American Tradition Institute's Environmental Law Center
-Counsel, Cooler Heads Coalition -Adjunct Fellow, Frontiers of Freedom -CEI Senior Fellow -Senior Fellow, Center for Energy and Environment

Horner oversees petitions and litigation for the Cooler Heads Coalition, specifically regarding "environment and energy issues, international environmental treaties, and climate policy". He has been particularly vocal in arguing that the National Assessment on Climate Change was illegally produced. He has previously been a guest columnist for Tech Central Station.

As a senior fellow at CEI, Horner oversees petitions and litigation on topics including the Freedom of Information Act, government science and agency statutory compliance, environment and energy issues, international environmental treaties, and climate policy. According to his CEI profile, he “works on a legal and policy level with numerous think tanks and policy organizations throughout the world.”

Graduate of the Law School at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

QUOTES

If history has taught us anything it’s to listen to that one crazy German. http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-february-13-2007/christopher-horner
Source: Daily Show - Chris Horner

Pluto's warm-up [despite moving away from the sun] is a reminder that no matter where you are climate happens. It always has, it always will -- with or without SUVs. And it should remind us to continue taking with an ever-increasing grain of salt these claims that your car acts as a weather machine… There will be inevitably and likely imminent claims that mankind is also causing Plutonian global warming. http://www.cnsnews.com/node/5679
Source: cnsnews

KEY DEEDS

8 February, 2007
Author of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism)" released February 2007 by Regnery Publishing Inc. The book's inside flap explains that Horner "lays out incontrovertible evidence for the fact that catastrophic man-made global warming is just more Chicken-Little hysteria, not actual science. He explains why, although Al Gore and his cronies among the media elites and UN globalists endlessly bleat that "global warming" is an unprecedented global crisis, they really think of it as a dream come true. It's the ideal scare campaign for those who hate capitalism and love big government. For, as Horner explains, if global warming really were as bad as the Leftist doomsayers insist it is, then no policy imaginable could "solve" it. According to the logic of the greens' own numbers, no matter how much we sacrifice there would still be more to do. That makes global warming the bottomless well of excuses for the relentless growth of big government."
Source: Amazon.com Horner Book Page 2007

2 May, 2007
Appeared on Glenn Beck's May 2, 2007 special "Exposed: The Climate of Fear"
Source: CNN, Glenn Beck special "Exposed: The Climate of Fear," May 2, 2007

DEEDS

16 December, 2004
Horner wrote "Who's The Greatest? Climate change is the 'greatest threat'... except for all the others." for Tech Central Station 12/16/05
Source: Tech Central Station article - Horner

Participated in the "Climate Chains" video along with Myron Ebell Marlo Lewis, Patrick Micheals, and Todd Wynn. The video claims that “One of the greatest threats to freedom and prosperity in America is climate change legislation.”
Source: Climate Chains bios

Author, Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud and Deception to Keep you Misinformed (2008)
Source: Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed

In May 2011, Horner asked the University of Virginia for access to thousands of e-mails and documents by Michael Mann who had left the university several years earlier. The request, backed by the Freedom of Information Act, was on behalf of the American Tradition Institute. The Washington Post reported the issue on June 3 in the opinion spread, criticizing Horner as one of “some global warming skeptics in Virginia are showing that even the best tools (the Freedom of Information Act) can be misused.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/harassing-climate-change-researchers/2011/05/27/AG1xJMEH_story.html
Source: Washington Post Chris Horner Op-Ed

Horner has accused NASA's chief climate scientist, James Hansen, of "doctor[ing] temperature data on two occasions in 2001 and once in 2007 in attempts to show an impending climate catastrophe." Horner stated that Hansen had "clearly abused his platform provided to him by the taxpayer, principally by the way he's been exposed of manipulating and revising data with the strange coincidence of him always found on the side of exaggerating the warming."
Source: DeSmogBlog profile Chris Horner

KEY EVENTS

Experts Discuss Why United States Should Withdraw Its Signature From Kyoto; Whatever Happened To Global Warming Anyway?
http://www.usnewswire.com/topnews/first/0514-108.html
The relationship of Christopher C. Horner to the event: Speaker

EVENTS

Heartland Climate Conference 6
http://climateconference.heartland.org/about-2/speakers/
The relationship of Christopher C. Horner to the event: speaker

ORGANIZATIONS

Competitive Enterprise Institute
Source: CEI website, 3/04

Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland 2010 Climate Conference Speaker List

Frontiers of Freedom Institute and Foundation
Source: Frontiers of Freedom website 5-06

National Center for Policy Analysis
Source: NCPA website 4/04

Tech Central Science Foundation or Tech Central Station
Source: Tech Central Station Bio - Horner

European Enterprise Institute
Source: European Enterprise Institute Website (2006)

Cooler Heads Coalition
Source: Capitalism Magazine

Cascade Policy Institute
Source: Climate Chains homepage

SOURCES

CEI website, 3/04
http://www.cei.org

NCPA website 4/04
http://www.ncpa.org/

Tech Central Station Bio - Horner
http://www.techcentralstation.com/biohornerchristopher.html

Tech Central Station article - Horner
http://www.techcentralstation.com/121604E.html

Frontiers of Freedom website 5-06
http://www.ff.org

European Enterprise Institute Website (2006)
http://www.european-enterprise.org/items/executive/

Capitalism Magazine
http://www.capmag.com/author.asp?name=229

Amazon.com Horner Book Page 2007
http://www.amazon.com/Politically-Incorrect-Global-Warming-Environmentalism/dp/1596985011

CNN, Glenn Beck special "Exposed: The Climate of Fear," May 2, 2007
http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/beck.climateoffear/

Heartland 2010 Climate Conference Speaker List
More than 70 speakers will make keynote presentations or participate in panel discussions at the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change, May 16-18, 2010 in Chicago.
http://www.heartland.org/events/2010Chicago/speakers.html

Climate Chains bios
http://http://www.climatechains.com/bios.html

Climate Chains homepage
http://www.climatechains.com/

Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed
http://www.amazon.com/Red-Hot-Lies-Alarmists-Misinformed/dp/1596985380

Daily Show - Chris Horner

cnsnews

Washington Post Chris Horner Op-Ed

DeSmogBlog profile Chris Horner
http://www.desmogblog.com/chris-horner