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Bjorn Lomborg and George Monbiot were live here, answering your questions in separate video interviews ahead of tonight's Munk Debates on climate change. Use the link below to connect to the video. Click on the Cover it Live window below and send in your questions for our panelists.

  • Against: Bjorn Lomborg, 11 a.m. ET
  • For: George Monbiot, 1 p.m. ET

Leave your questions in advance through to comment function on this story, or come back at the scheduled time and join the live conversation.

Tale of the tape

Bjorn Lomborg

Webcast archive: The case against cutting carbon

Titles: The Skeptical Environmentalist

Honours: Time Magazine's 100 most influential people (2004)

Quotation: " . . . we are knowingly squandering colossal sums of money (on climate change) while fractional sums can save millions of lives right now."

George Monbiot

Webcast archive: The moral challenge of our time

Titles: Heat: how to stop the planet burning

Honours: United Nations Global 500 Award (1995)

Quotation: "The real costs of climate change are not measured in dollars and pounds, the real costs are measured in lives and in ecosystems . . . immeasurable."

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About the Munk Debates

C02 levels in the atmosphere are climbing steadily higher. Some believe this is having a devastating effect on humans and nature, while others argue that the threat has been overstated. Is this the moment for a bold international treaty to curb carbon emissions? Or are the social and economic costs of reducing C02 emissions too high in world where a billion people live on $1 or less a day?

Just days before the United Nation's historic Copenhagen summit, the fourth semi-annual Munk Debates tackle one of the great public policy questions of our time: How should the world respond to climate change?

Resolution: "Climate change is mankind's defining crisis, and demands a commensurate response."

The case for: Elizabeth May and George Monbiot

The case against: Bjørn Lomborg and Nigel Lawson

THE MUNK DEBATES: Dec. 1, 2009, 6:45 to 9:00 p.m., The Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. West, Toronto

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