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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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RE: eu president?
By Murloc on 2/18/2009 11:33:27 AM , Rating: 1
these are newspapers, right?
Journalists invent things that do not exists.
There is no UE president.

RE: eu president?
By masher2 on 2/18/2009 11:38:21 AM , Rating: 5
The President of the European Union Council is typically referred to as the "President of the EU". This is not a "journalist's invention", but simple commonplace usage.

RE: eu president?
By Marlin1975 on 2/18/09, Rating: -1
RE: eu president?
By omnicronx on 2/18/2009 12:25:40 PM , Rating: 4
Like I said before, asher does not let a little thing like facts get in his way.
Whatever you want to call it, he is the new figurehead, case closed. This has absolutely no baring on the facts presented in the article.

p.s I find the best way to discount the facts, is to focus your attention on something else.. *hint* *hint*..

RE: eu president?
By masher2 on 2/18/2009 12:44:00 PM , Rating: 2
Attempting to prove an argument with Wikipedia is risky business. On strictly technical terms, Barack Obama didn't win an election in November, either -- the electors could have gathered in D.C. and legally appointed Gary Coleman president, had they wished -- but almost everyone still speaks of the popular vote as "electing the president".

By the same token, there is indeed a "president of the EU", accoding to customary usage of the term.

RE: eu president?
By Apprentice777 on 2/18/2009 1:45:09 PM , Rating: 4
Hey Asher great article. (Even though I think it's really just reporting a factual event) It saddens me to see you being attacked personally. How sad it is for us when we start to attack people for having a different point of view.

I hope you’ll keep up the good work. I know you don’t need my help, but I enjoy your blogs and I hope you don’t ever let anyone intimidate you from speaking out on the subject. It’s refreshing to hear both sides of the issue.

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