At the conference

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Been traveling all day. Finally made it. See heartland.org for live streaming.

(Update: I published this originally from my phone, and somehow it was published as a password protected post – apologies for the confusion. – Anthony)

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jim2

I was having fun trying to guess the password 🙂 .

Bill H

I thought that it was some super secret adventure… and we were not privy to it…..
have fun there sir..

scarletmacaw

‘your password’ didn’t work for me.

Mac the Knife

HA!
Deja April Fools all over again!

ossqss

I just can’t wait until technology makes all of our choices for us.
J/K Anthony
Unfortunately, it is getting faster for “it” to do such …
Some Dots from last year ?

Tim Minchin

I tried …
hockeystick
manfreddmann
alarmist
skeptic
sceptic
qwertyuiop
watermelons
feedback
forcing
carbon
lysenko
and finally
kenji
to no avail…
damn, i thought it was a treasure hunt 😉

ossqss

Seems I need to review the tutorial on posting from the Tablet again…..
Here is the vid referenced 🙂

It’s a fun conference! Got to meet lots of old friends & made some new ones. Nir Shaviv explained to a small group of us how well Ice Ages correlate with cosmic rays. A very knowledgeable and impressive guy. Most all the heavy hitters are here, and everyone knows about WUWT. Anthony & Willis are giving their talks tomorrow. And the Astronauts. Stay tuned.

Tom B.

Tried Gleick, guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when it did not work… 🙂

Ben

Since there is no story yet on WUWT, perhaps you could make a clickable link to coverage at Heartland, or some other location. Your history of great coverage and user-friendly links may have WUWT readers spoiled a bit.
Looking forward to various reports regarding the conference.
[Clickable link: http://www.livestream.com/heartlandinstitute ~dbs, mod.]

I’ve been wondering if the recent hulabaloo about Heartland’s billboard would generate a higher level of media attention for the conference, if only for an opportunity to paint the participants as a bunch of loons and wackos. Are there any hints that some MSM types might actually attempt to cover this iteration versus the almost total blackout on the previous versions of the conference?

Graphite

So what is the monastic take on climate change?

DavidA

I see the back of a head ravaged by the extremes of global climate change. We’re too late.

orson2

I’m actually glad you PW protected it, Anthony. It drove me to the IPCCC7 stream tonight, instead of waiting (and maybe never seeing) what’s been presented there, posted online. A hearty THANK YOU provided by serendipity?

I was having fun trying to guess the password 🙂 .
What he said…..

William Martin in NZ

I see a lot of flak about the conference.I think Heartlands must be over the target.Thanks Anthony.

Layne Blanchard

Let me guess: The password is Kenji007

Frank Kotler

I thought Anthony was phishing for the password to ClimategateIII! I get it now.
Seriously, Anthony, have a great time. We’ll be looking forward to a report of your entire travels as time allows.

pat

something to amuse u and others at the conference, anthony:
21 May: DroversCattlenetwork: Financial tool used climate change uncertainty to select land
Debra Levey Larson, University of Illinois
A tool commonly used by financial strategists to determine what shares to purchase to create a diversified stock portfolio was used to develop a diversified portfolio of another kind — land to be set aside for conservation purposes given the uncertainty about climate change.
Instead of plugging into the formula the data for the history of a stock, University of Illinois environmental economist Amy Ando and agricultural economist Mindy Mallory used the historical climate data of the Prairie Pothole Region of the northern Great Plains to develop a new application of the financial tool called the Modern Portfolio Theory….
Mallory and Ando used the Modern Portfolio Theory to develop a diversified land portfolio for conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region. The region contains thousands of shallow wetlands created by glaciers and serves as breeding grounds for almost 200 species of migratory birds. The region is about 276,000 square miles and includes portions of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta in Canada and Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota, and Montana in the United States.
Ando said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has already protected over 3 million acres in the region and seeks to quadruple that investment…
The researchers modeled different future regional climate scenarios using historic conditions, warming of 2 and 4 degrees Celsius and a 10 percent increase in precipitation in the Prairie Pothole Region.
“What we found was that when we looked at benefits only, the area in the east was best,” Mallory said. “But when we considered both benefits and costs, the less expensive land in the central area achieved the highest expected benefit.”…
Optimal portfolio design to reduce climate-related conservation uncertainty in the Prairie Pothole Region was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America and funded by the University of Illinois.
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/cattle-news/Financial-tool-used-climate-change-uncertainty-to-select-land-152338105.html?ref=105
more laughs when u read it all.

Stephen Richards

Anthony
Goldenburg from the grauniad is there. She tweeted Ryan Maue yesterday with pictures of Glieck printed on T-shirts at the conference. Of course, being a deceptive little vache she may have received that from someone already there.

P. Solar

Tom B. says:
May 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm
Tried Gleick, guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when it did not work… 🙂
Perhaps you should have tried logging in using the name of a Heartland director 😉

Mr Bliss

Athony,
The Guardian have (another) article saying that Heartland is suffering from mass staff defections and losing donors:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/20/heartland-institute-future-staff-cash
Is this an issue at the conference?
REPLY: I was only there at the dinner so had only a 2 hour limited exposure, and it wasn’t an issue, I’ll know more today – Anthony

Chuck Nolan

Tried Gleick, should have known it was a fake password

Tom in Florida

“I published this originally from my phone, and somehow it was published as a password protected post – apologies for the confusion. – Anthony”
Whew, for a moment I thought you were about to use the tactics of a drug dealer, you know, provide us with free reading until we get addicted then clobber us with high fees to so we can feed that addiction. Would have worked on me!

John Whitman

Smokey,
I searched the entire crowd of attendees and saw no one with the word Smokey on their name tag.
Are you using Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak?
John

johanna

‘A tool commonly used by financial strategists to determine what shares to purchase to create a diversified stock portfolio was used to develop a diversified portfolio of another kind — land to be set aside for conservation purposes given the uncertainty about climate change.
Instead of plugging into the formula the data for the history of a stock, University of Illinois environmental economist Amy Ando and agricultural economist Mindy Mallory used the historical climate data of the Prairie Pothole Region of the northern Great Plains to develop a new application of the financial tool called the Modern Portfolio Theory….’
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The truism that “fools and their money are soon parted” is illustrated yet again.
I wonder if the researchers would be prepared to stake their net worth on their findings?

My guess was fakegate.

The Guardian have (another) article saying that Heartland is suffering from mass staff defections and losing donors:
Is this an issue at the conference?

It shouldn’t be. The coal lobby such as the Illinois Coal Association and conservative groups such as the Heritage Foundation have courageously stepped in to help fund the conference. One analysis mentioned $5m in funding from Exxon and other oil companies.
That will pay for a lot of scientific studies.
Heartland’s brave experiment with the Unabomber billboard will lead to even more funding-not less! In many ways, it is a great stroke in public relations and the lamestream media has been completely unsuccessful in trying to put a negative spin on it.
The coal industry has always had a strong desire to make balanced information available to the public on the issue of global warming and they are, to their credit, standing firm with their friends.
Yet what conference on global warming would be complete without Monckton? He’s got the highest profile and is the best in the business by far. Looking forward to his input.

Mac the Knife

DavidA says:
May 21, 2012 at 9:11 pm
“I see the back of a head ravaged by the extremes of global climate change. We’re too late.”
I saw the same…. and noted that the albedo was way up on that denuded orb!

Mr Bliss

The Guardian’s latest revision of history is re-defining Peter Gleick as “the scientist whose internet sting set Heartland on its current course of collapse”.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/22/heartland-beating-climate-conference

Eric Gisin

Czech media reported on Klaus’s speech: http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/eastern-europe-succumbs-to-eu-s-climate-change-doctrine-klaus/797470
Did not find any other balanced coverage with Google news.

John Whitman says:
May 22, 2012 at 4:39 am [ … ]
Allow me to change the subject… ☺
I’m thinking of christening the one (1) single protester that the anti-Heartland people could dig up as “Bazinga!”, since he’s the same guy from the NATO protest. You never know where he’ll pop up next.