With the debate over global warming heating up next week - no pun intended - both sides of the issue will be seeking to influence the debate in Raleigh with dueling lunch presentations.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama will be Copenhagen to address the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Todd Wooten, director of the Southeast Climate Resources Center at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University and a former legislative counsel to Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, will be the featured speaker. He will be joined by Veronica Butcher of the N.C. Conservation Network and Steve Jackson of the N.C. Budget and Tax Center.
Want a different take on global warming and the cap-and-trade legislation? A few blocks away, at the headquarters of the John Locke Foundation, Americans for Prosperity will be holding their own luncheon on Wednesday.
Dallas Woodhouse of Americans for Prosperity and Roy Cordato of the Locke Foundation will talk about what they see as the flaws in some of the legislative proposals involved in global warming. They will be joined by satellite from Copenhagen by members of the national staff of Americans for Prosperity.