Via press release:
It’s official! The 12th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-12) will take place on March 23-24 in Washington, DC. Attached is a flyer I hope you will read and forward to friends and foes alike.
The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States already is having a profound effect on U.S. climate policy. ICCC-12 is your opportunity to meet the scientists, economists, engineers, and policy experts who persuaded Trump that man-made global warming is not a crisis, and therefore Barack Obama’s war on fossil fuels must be ended.
ICCC-12 will take place on Thursday and Friday, March 23–24 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC. It will feature the courageous men and women who spoke the truth about climate change during the height of the global warming scare. Now, many of them are advising the new administration or joining it in senior positions.
ICCC-12 is hosted by The Heartland Institute, “the world’s most prominent think tank supporting skepticism toward man-made climate change” (The Economist). Since 2008, more than 4,000 people have attended one or more ICCCs.
This year’s ICCC focuses less on the science than previous meetings because climate realists have established beyond reasonable doubt that the human impact on climate is likely to be very small and beneficial rather than harmful. Realists have proven that most scientists now share this opinion, except those who have made careers out of finding a human impact and exaggerating it.
The election of Donald Trump and Republican majorities in the U.S. House and Senate and in state capitals around the country is proof that most American voters, most Republican elected officials, and the president himself do not believe man-made global warming is a crisis.
The task ahead is not to rehash the science yet again, hoping to win over those who will never admit to having been wrong about it. The task now is to explain the benefits of ending Obama’s war on fossil fuels and what policy changes are needed to do this. ICCC-12 will feature in-depth, expert discussions about the economics of energy policy and the benefits and costs of fossil fuels.
The full program and speakers will be announced and posted online in the coming weeks. There will be five plenary sessions and 12 panel presentations featuring some 30 speakers presenting the latest science and economics on climate change and energy policy.
“The purpose of this conference is to introduce members of the Trump administration and newly elected members of Congress and their staff to leading scientists and economists who hold a data-based, non-alarmist view of the climate,” said Joseph Bast, president of The Heartland Institute. “It’s time to reset U.S. climate and energy policy away from the alarmism and fake science that dominated policymaking during the Obama era, and plot a new course based on real scientific data and economic analysis. The American people deserve a huge ‘peace dividend’ that can be brought about by ending the unnecessary and futile war on fossil fuels.”
This will be the 12th ICCC hosted by The Heartland Institute since 2008. Other ICCCs have taken place in New York (ICCC-1 and 2), Chicago (ICCC-4 and 7); Washington, DC (ICCC-3, 6, and 10); Las Vegas (ICCC-9); Sydney Australia (ICCC-5); and in the German cities of Munich (ICCC-8) and Essen (ICCC-11). Nearly 4,000 people have attended at least one ICCC. See video and information about the programs and speakers at past events at the archive page for the International Conference on Climate Change.
Space is very limited, so reserve your conference pass and hotel room now. Admission, which includes five meals, is $179. To register, or to learn more about ICCC-12, visit http://climateconferences.heartland.org/iccc-12/ or call 312/377-4000.