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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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"Global warming seen worse than predicted" - Reuters
By reader1 on 2/18/2009 8:52:03 AM , Rating: -1
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090214/sc_nm/us_clima...

The environmentalists have enough evidence, like this, to suggest humans may be altering the climate.

- If the environmentalists are wrong, it's bad.
- If the skeptics are wrong, it's worse.

It's that simple. Michael Asher's an idiot.




By trooper11 on 2/18/2009 10:13:48 AM , Rating: 2
My problem with that is that if you cant trust those that speak out against global warming claims, then how can anyone trust claims by those for the global warming claims.

If one side is biased, both sides look biased to me. Look, even you say that humans 'may be' altering the climate. There isnt anything definitive one way or another, otherwise, it would be obvious and the debate woudl be over. Trying to figure out how climate works on such a huge scale as this seems to be nearly impossible. Maybe we can affect it significantly, maybe we are just too small compared to all the natural processes going on in the climate.

To me, if an ice age or warming trend were to be developing, there would be nothing we could do to significantly affect the outcome.


By rcc on 2/18/2009 3:57:43 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
- If the environmentalists are wrong, it's bad.
If the skeptics are wrong, it's worse.


That's pretty much the same line that organized religions have been using for centuries. Welcome to the new religion.


By onelittleindian on 2/18/2009 5:00:13 PM , Rating: 3
Until you actually look at that "evidence" and see its like the evidence that Moses parted the Red Sea.


By reader1 on 2/18/2009 11:34:59 PM , Rating: 2
The same can be said about the opposition's evidence.


By Steve1981 on 2/18/2009 4:46:25 PM , Rating: 2
It's Pascal's wager.


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