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Hundreds of scientists to attend; conference organizers to challenge "myth of global warming crisis".

Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic and current President of the European Union, is scheduled to give the keynote address at the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change.

The conference is devoted to scientists and policymakers skeptical of human-induced global warming, and is intended in part as a counterpoint to the UN IPCC-organized climate conferences. It is being held March 8-10 in New York City.

Some of the many scientists scheduled to speak include:

  • Richard Lindzen, atmospheric physics, MIT
  • Willie Soon, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Nir Shaviv, astrophysicist, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • William Gray, atmospheric science, Colorado State University
  • Fred Singer, atmospheric science, University of Virginia
  • Tim Patterson, paleoclimatology, Carleton University
  • David Legates, Delaware State Climatologist
  • Syun Akasofu, University of Alaska, founder International Arctic Research Center,
  • Fred Goldberg, Secretary-General, Swedish Royal Institute of Technology

Appearing as well will be ex-US Senator and Apollo moonwalker Jack Schmitt, who also has a Ph.D in earth science.

The event is expected to draw 1,000 participants, double the size of the 2008 conference. It is being hosted by the Heartland Institute, a nonpartisan think tank. According to Heartland, the event is funded entirely from personal and institutional donors, with no corporate funding accepted.

DailyTech will be providing live coverage from the conference floor.



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By Aloonatic on 2/18/2009 8:29:17 AM , Rating: 2
Weren't most of the scientists grossly misquoted and such in that program, mush to their annoyance? Not sure about the specific guy that you referenced however.

There's a difference in saying that warming has occurred and that it has occurred explicitly because of man made Co2 etc though. It'd be easy to be misquoted as saying that the former existed, to appear as if you said the latter. Again, I'm not sure if that's what he said but it something that seems to happened from time to time.

As for funding, it's a sticky wicket to debate either way as many scientists say that they can't get grants unless their studies aims are to show that man made warming exists and then on the other "side" you get these petroleum firms funded studies as you point out.

The whole debate is a complete mess, usually with the extreme and often absurd claims on both sides making it into the media. I wish these damn scientists would sort themselves out and tell me what to think and believe. Thank god I live in New Labour Britain where my government is already do that for me on many issues.


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