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
May 21, 2012 7:32 pm

I was having fun trying to guess the password 🙂 .

Bill H
May 21, 2012 7:36 pm

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

scarletmacaw
May 21, 2012 7:51 pm

‘your password’ didn’t work for me.

Mac the Knife
May 21, 2012 7:56 pm

HA!
Deja April Fools all over again!

ossqss
May 21, 2012 8:07 pm

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
May 21, 2012 8:09 pm

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
May 21, 2012 8:10 pm

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

May 21, 2012 8:11 pm

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.
May 21, 2012 8:12 pm

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

Ben
May 21, 2012 8:16 pm

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.]

May 21, 2012 8:18 pm

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
May 21, 2012 8:50 pm

So what is the monastic take on climate change?

DavidA
May 21, 2012 9:11 pm

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

orson2
May 21, 2012 9:45 pm

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?

May 21, 2012 9:50 pm

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

William Martin in NZ
May 21, 2012 9:56 pm

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

Layne Blanchard
May 21, 2012 10:47 pm

Let me guess: The password is Kenji007

Frank Kotler
May 21, 2012 10:54 pm

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
May 21, 2012 11:37 pm

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
May 22, 2012 12:39 am

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
May 22, 2012 1:29 am

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
May 22, 2012 3:15 am

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
May 22, 2012 4:28 am

Tried Gleick, should have known it was a fake password

Tom in Florida
May 22, 2012 4:36 am

“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
May 22, 2012 4:39 am

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
May 22, 2012 6:03 am

‘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?

May 22, 2012 6:23 am

My guess was fakegate.

May 22, 2012 6:55 am

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
May 22, 2012 12:12 pm

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
May 22, 2012 2:44 pm

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
May 23, 2012 7:19 pm

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.

May 23, 2012 8:19 pm

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.

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