ICCC14: Opening Dinner Keynote – Friday, 10/15

The Heartland Institute

This plenary opening dinner session will feature a Climate Change Award, a scientific presentation, an explanation of Heartland’s “Climate at a Glance” project for American teachers, and a presentation on the nexus between The Great Reset and global climate change policy is featured in this session.

Anthony and I are attending the conference this weekend. There may be a slowing of posts.

The above was tonight’s keynote. In the right sidebar I’ve embedded the live broadcast for Saturday 10/16

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October 16, 2021 12:03 am

I’m looking at the California ship backlog and it’s due to the new California regulations re Green Plan. Consumerism is great and mostly stuff from China.

Because of new regs re truck emissions, cargo trucks must be ‘Green’ and they are far and far between. Thus, the Green trucks download the cargo out-of-state they transfer their cargo to non-Cali ‘green’ cargo trucks. That takes a lot of time.

And then, the Cali-friendly cargo truck heads back to port to reload, and around in circles we go.

Reply to  Sunshine
October 16, 2021 2:16 am


Reply to  Sunshine
October 16, 2021 2:16 am

Eco lunatics taken over the planet. Heartland’s conferences in near future will be banned. Free expression on matters of science will be declared as state subversion and its participants of such events even if held underground or clandestine will be arrested on the spot and sent to Guantanamo. ‘Samizdat’ papers of Soon and likes will be publicly burnt in Times, Trafalgar and many other cities squares. Orvell’s 1984 would be a Xmas in comparison.

Reply to  Sunshine
October 16, 2021 4:06 am

You greatly oversimplify. There is a nationwide shortage of truck drivers affecting every single part of every single supply chain on earth right now. I am in the land development business in Florida which is now a red state with Republican governance, the diametric opposite of California – yet we have had to deal with a constant shortage of everything needed to build anything – from plastic pipe to home furnishings to truck drivers to haul fill dirt and run equipment.

The reasons for the shortage of everything are many and interrelated .. from supply interruptions due to hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico affecting oil production rigs and refining facilities, to shortages of labor, in part due to mass early retirement of older workers in response to the COVID pandemic, and skyrocketing demand here in the USA for housing that has forced humongous increases in land and housing prices, and Federal government rewards of workers to not work (extended and juiced up unemployment benefits and moratoria on housing evictions).

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Duane
October 16, 2021 4:59 am

There has been a shortage of truck drivers in the United States for several years now, even before the Pandemic hit.

Reply to  Duane
October 16, 2021 8:21 am

Every time I turn around I see problems with the supply chain.

There are a lot of [shipping] containers out there, but the cost of moving those around has gone up. In some cases, orders of magnitude. We used to pay about $7,000 to bring a container from Asia, and the cost today is $34,000.


I don’t know how long this is going to last but I’m guessing it isn’t going away very soon. It appears there will be widespread shortages. That means inflation. link

If you’re going to do something, this may be the time.

Mike Lowe
October 16, 2021 2:29 am

I see even the Queen has now poked her nose into a political matter which she does not understand while virtue-signalling her support for Jug-ears and Wills. More proof of the poor standard of education experienced by that family!

Reply to  Mike Lowe
October 16, 2021 4:04 am

Bearing in mind that she is receiving a rake off of £100 million a year from leasing the seabed around the UK to offshore wind farm operators it appears that she is merely looking after her own interests

Richard Page
Reply to  Martin
October 16, 2021 11:24 am

Martin, the ‘rake-off’ is part of the Crown Estate, most of which goes straight to the government and pays their bills. It’s in the government’s interests to keep the rake-off going as long as possible.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Mike Lowe
October 16, 2021 5:01 am

I was sad to see the Queen get involved. How will she look when the CO2 crisis turns out to be a hoax?

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 16, 2021 11:14 am

Don’t forget the Queen gets her climate science from the very best that’s available at the UK Met Office and the famous U of E. Anglia, poor dear.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Gary Pearse
October 17, 2021 5:06 am

That may be why she is confused about the issue.

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Mike Lowe
October 16, 2021 5:38 am

What she said was that she was getting fed-up by people who say but do not do. Nobody in the media has yet dared to suggest that perhaps she was addressing her own relatives instead of politicians.

Peter K
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
October 16, 2021 2:02 pm

That was my impression. I don’t think she was talking about climate change, in action, at all. The media took that clip and pasted it to make out that she was referring to climate change.

October 16, 2021 9:19 am

There it’s again – the Forebrush Decrease:

Atmospheric ionization and cloud radiative forcing
AbstractAtmospheric ionization produced by cosmic rays has been suspected to influence aerosols and clouds, but its actual importance has been questioned. If changes in atmospheric ionization have a substantial impact on clouds, one would expect to observe significant responses in Earth’s energy budget. Here it is shown that the average of the five strongest week-long decreases in atmospheric ionization coincides with changes in the average net radiative balance of 1.7 W/m2 (median value: 1.2 W/m2
) using CERES satellite observations. Simultaneous satellite observations of clouds show that these variations are mainly caused by changes in the short-wave radiation of low liquid clouds along with small changes in the long-wave radiation, and are almost exclusively located over the pristine areas of the oceans. These observed radiation and cloud changes are consistent with a link in which atmospheric ionization modulates aerosol’s formation and growth, which survive to cloud condensation nuclei and ultimately affect cloud formation and thereby temporarily the radiative balance of Earth.

Svensmark / Shaviv

Gary Pearse
October 16, 2021 10:56 am


“…Heartland’s “Climate at a Glance” project for American teachers, …”

If not already in it, may I suggest the most powerful argument against the consensus that can be fully understood by children. It is the existence of a 5000 year old white spruce stump, still rooted, near the Arctic coast at Tuktuyaktuk a couple of 100km north of the treeline, where white spruce is in existence today.

Specimens of the size of the 5000 year old relative are still further south, where the average temperature may be 6 to 10°C warmer (divide by 2 to correct for Arctic enhancement and you have a Global avg anomaly of 3 to 5°C warmer than todays). Actually this would be a terrific Science Fair project.

October 16, 2021 1:06 pm

1hour 15 on best explination of political background justin haskins presentation is a must watch

Reply to  H B
October 16, 2021 1:43 pm

2 hours 15 not 1hour 15 mins

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