Posted by Dee Norris
Mark your calendars.
The 2009 International Conference on Climate Change returns to New York City on March 8th, 2009.
The 2009 International Conference on Climate Change will serve as a platform for scientists and policy analysts from around the world who question the theory of man-made climate change. This year’s theme, “Global Warming Crisis: Cancelled,” calls attention to new research findings that contradict the conclusions of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
Distinguished scholars from the U.S. and around the world have addressed these questions seriously and without institutional bias. Their findings suggest the Modern Warming is moderate and partly or even mostly a natural recovery from the Little Ice Age; that the consequences of moderate warming are positive for humanity and wildlife; that predictions of future warming are wildly unreliable; that the costs of trying to “stop global warming” exceed hypothetical benefits by a factor of 10 or more; and more.
Often, these scholars have been ignored, and often even censored and demonized. They have been labeled “skeptics” and even “global warming deniers,” a mean-spirited attempt to lump them together with Holocaust deniers. The truth of the matter is that these scholars dissent from a false “consensus” put forward by a small but politically powerful clique of government scientists and political allies.
Actual surveys of climate scientists and recent reviews of the scholarly literature both show the so-called “skeptics” may actually be in the majority of the climate science community. They do not lack scholarly credentials or scientific integrity, but a platform from which they can be heard. Their voices have been drowned out by publicity built upon the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an entity with an agenda to build support for the theory of man-made catastrophic global warming.
This year promises double the attendance as in 2008 and the esteemed Anthony Watts is a confirmed speaker.
I plan on attending. Do you?
|Dennis Avery||Hudson Institute|
|Joseph Bast||The Heartland Institute|
|Robert Bradley||Institute for Energy Research|
|Bob Carter||James Cook University (Australia)|
|Frank Clemente||Penn State University|
|John Coleman||KUSI-TV – San Diego|
|Joseph D’Aleo||International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project|
|David Douglass||University of Rochester|
|Myron Ebell||Competitive Enterprise Institute|
|Michelle Foss||University of Texas – Center for Energy Economics|
|Fred Goldberg||Royal School of Technology (Sweden)|
|Laurence Gould||University of Hartford|
|William Gray||Colorado State University|
|Chris Horner||Competitive Enterprise Institute|
|Craig Idso||Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change|
|David Legates||University of Delaware|
|Jay Lehr||The Heartland Institute|
|Marlo Lewis||Competitive Enterprise Institute|
|Richard Lindzen||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Ross McKitrick||University of Guelph|
|Christopher Monckton||Science and Public Policy Institute|
|Jim O’Brien||Florida State University|
|Tim Patterson||Carleton University|
|Benny Peiser||Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom)|
|Paul Reiter||Institut Pasteur (France)|
|Arthur Robinson||Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine|
|Joel Schwartz||American Enterprise Institute|
|S. Fred Singer||Science and Environmental Policy Project|
|Fred Smith||Competitive Enterprise Institute|
|Willie Soon||Science and Public Policy Project|
|Roy Spencer||University of Alabama at Huntsville|
|James M. Taylor||The Heartland Institute|
Perhaps we can get Al Gore to speak so we are assured of cold weather.
Just an afterthought: As many of you know, Anthony does not receive funding for his work at www.surfacestations.org or here at WUWT. The funds to attend this conference will most likely come out of his pocket. Look to your right and you will see at little yellow Donate button under the SHAMELESS PLUG heading. WUWT gets over 10,000 views a day and if just 0.5% of this traffic contributes ten dollars apiece, we can entirely fund Anthony’s conference expenses. How about it? Do we walk the walk or just talk?