A Minnesota organization that advocates free-market economics is organizing a symposium on global warming that questions national efforts to combat climate change.
The Minnesota Free Market Institute's symposium will be held today. It's called "How Politicized Science Endangers Prosperity."
It will feature researchers who have disputed efforts by U.S. policy makers to fight climate change.
One speaker is Al Pekarek, a professor of earth sciences at St. Cloud State University, who was among a group of scientists across the country who signed a petition on the matter.
The Free Market Institute says breakout sessions will discuss how current policy proposals such as carbon cap-and-trade could endanger prosperity.
The event will be held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Dr., in Brooklyn Center from 3-7 p.m. Registration costs $30, $15 for students.