Live-stream now: How U.N. ‘Solutions’ to Climate Change Harm World’s Poorest


Rebuttal Will Explain How U.N. ‘Solutions’ to Climate Change Harm World’s Poorest

The Heartland Institute, the world’s leading think tank promoting climate realism and free-market solutions to environmental challenges, will livestreama panel discussion on August 26 from Salt Lake City, site of the United Nations Civil Society Conference.

This year’s U.N. Civil Society Conference, which takes place August 26 – 28, will focus on sustainability and climate change.

The Heartland Institute rebuttal will begin at 9 a.m. Mountain Time and end at 1 p.m. Mountain Time (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET) on Monday, August 26.

The livestream can be viewed here and below.

Heartland’s rebuttal will show how the collectivist climate and sustainability programs promoted by the U.N. would cause more harm than good, especially for the world’s poorest. Energy, environment, and economic development programs reflecting sound science and economic freedom would create far more benefits than existing U.N. programs. 

Heartland Institute panelists and topics will include: James Taylor, director of the Arthur B. Robinson Center for Climate and Environmental Policy at The Heartland Institute. Presentation: U.N. messaging versus environmental reality. Richard Keen, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado. Presentation: Climate change and human well-being. Hon. Jennifer Fielder, Montana state Senator and CEO of the American Lands Council. Presentation: The environmental, economic, and social benefits of locally driven land and resource management. Howard Hayden, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Connecticut and editor of The Energy AdvocatePresentation: Economically and environmentally sustainable energy options. Paul Driessen, senior policy advisor with the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, and author of the book Eco-ImperialismPresentation: The immoral nature of U.N. sustainability agendas. Hon. Bette Grande, former North Dakota state Representative and current research fellow at The Heartland Institute. Presentation: Sustainability and special impacts on women.

A lively discussion will follow the speakers’ presentations.

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August 26, 2019 8:33 am

I’d be fascinated to see the list of fossil fuel related programmes out there in the world actually helping the world’s poorest. (I’ll come back in 6 months and see if you’ve found any).

Reply to  Anthony Watts
August 26, 2019 12:53 pm

giffie ignores all of the funds and programs established and run by millionaires and billionaires who earned their monies heading oil firms and chemical industries.

Right now, their numbers are many. All but lazy thumb suckers can google them up.

Alasdair Fairbairn
Reply to  Anthony Watts
August 27, 2019 5:25 am

Griff loves to stir the pot and some of us are suckers for it.

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2019 9:29 am

6 months isn’t enough time to list all the benefits fossil fuels have been for humanity. Only the naive and purposefully resentful would need them listed anyway.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  griff
August 26, 2019 9:43 am

Don’t bother. There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.

Al Miller
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
August 26, 2019 1:26 pm


Pillage Idiot
Reply to  griff
August 26, 2019 9:51 am

Challenge accepted!

Go to the gym and see if you can sustain 200 watts of output on the bike, or elliptical, etc. for 30 minutes. Unless you are really buff, that is probably about your limit.

Now do that 30 minutes of output nine more times during the same day. You have now generated 1 kWh of energy.

A poor peasant lady can flick a switch on a water well and for $0.10 worth of coal-fired electricity, she can equal your work output for the day.

THAT is the benefit to world’s poorest from fossil fuels.

Reply to  Pillage Idiot
August 26, 2019 1:54 pm

This is worth a look, even if you’ve seen it before. TV challenge to secretly power a four person house using only bicycles.

Pillage Idiot
Reply to  Spetzer86
August 26, 2019 2:56 pm

Great video Spetzer! That was exactly my point.

I assume the producer of that segment has since been excommunicated from the BBC.

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2019 9:59 am

Yeah cause what have fossil fuels ever done for us .. add 1 to outright lie 🙂

Griff current tallies
24 outright lies, 17 half truths and 11 truths

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2019 10:06 am

(I’ll come back in 6 months

Promised ??? 😀

Mark Broderick
Reply to  griff
August 26, 2019 10:14 am

The simple ability to use affordable and reliable (24/7) ” fossil fuel” hugely benefits the “world’s poorest” !
Sheeple like you want the “world’s poorest” to keep using lung destroying animal dung for warmth and hot food ! (the “world’s poorest” cannot afford your useless wind turbines or your pathetic solar panels.) Sheeple that think like you allow millions of the “world’s poorest” to unnecessarily suffer and die every year, not President Trump or his supporters..

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2019 10:26 am

nobody is that stupid….griff is just trolling again

fossil fuel does not need any “programs” other than making it available…it’s all these liberal gimmicks that need programs

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2019 11:00 am

Are you saying that a fossil fueled power plant that provides power to thousands of third world citizens isn’t helping the world’s poorest? Giving them access to electricity and everything that opens the door to — better lighting, heat, refrigeration, food preservation, telecommunications, etc.? That alone doesn’t improve their lives by magnitudes more than almost any other change that may occur?

Or are you saying that the ExxonMobil and Chevrons of the world are not contributing back to the worlds poorest? In that case you are dead wrong as well. Many fossil fuel companies contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to fight AIDS in SubSaharan Africa, Food for famine ravaged regions, Water supplies, innovative financing for small businesses, etc. The oil majors probably do more direct and indirect aid for the worlds poorest than all the private renewable focused companies do. (this is speculation on my part but feel free to prove me wrong, it won’t change the small fortune fossil fuel companies do provide)

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2019 8:27 pm

Lacking the ability to simply upvote some of the other answers , let me just add :

That is an example of Willful Stupidity .

malcolm andrew keith bryer
Reply to  griff
August 27, 2019 6:46 am

Mmm, let’s see.

If they use paraffin instead of wood or worse charcoal for heating, that would be a help don’t you think? Especially with bronchial problems in children But then the trees would be saved so that’s also a plus of course.

Then if they used liquefied petroleum gas then the cleaner indoor air will definitely help the world’s poor and their children, but then we would have to say there is some CO2 emissions involved — but wait, plants love the stuff — so that’s all right then too.

Yes, the oil companies definitely do help the world’s poor. –helps them breath cleaner air in their homes, saves trees from being cut down for charcoal fuel, keeps them warmer and cleaner in winter, provides gas that is so much cleaner and easier to use ( the women do not have to spend almost all day fetching and carrying wood. Instead they can pick up a 9 kg tank and take it home on the 80 cc petrol driven scooter their husbands can now afford because of the general increase on economic activity and wealth creation possible through cheap available energy.

I reckon that’s worth any number of NGO programmes.

August 26, 2019 9:03 am

For many years, Thomas Sowell has pointed out the overwhelming mass of evidence that socialist policies always have perverse consequences. The socialists are unbowed by their continuous string of failures. They have faith in their theories. They just try again and again and again. That, my friends, is the definition of insanity.

Mark Broderick
August 26, 2019 9:36 am

Bad timing….Started at the same time as Trump’s and Macron’s live joint press conference…

Trump first….always (love to watch him kick the “Fake News” back to reality !)

Coeur de Lion
August 26, 2019 2:07 pm

Try and get the Synod of the Church of England on board to think about electricity for the poor and how best to provide it instead of their ridiculous unChristian attitude towards fossil fuels.

August 27, 2019 1:32 am

Big oil, whatever that means, has a huge stake in green companies, they are sucking up our extra taxes as quickly as they can hoping the bubble won’t burst too soon. They also helped set up and still fund the CRU! I find it ironic that those condemning big oil are actively campaigning to raise funds for them!

Alasdair Fairbairn
August 27, 2019 5:40 am

When push comes to shove the Green New Deals et al have profoundly NEGATIVE returns on investment.
Raising the capital for these schemes cannot be done without COERCION buried in the bribery of subsidies stolen from the population.

August 27, 2019 8:46 am

That echo though…🤔

August 27, 2019 6:33 pm

The UN is in the money laundering business , steal from the USA mainly , throw a few crumbs and eat the rest . Screw the dung burners they are the population control donators .
How much Chinese infiltration of the UN has already occurred ?

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