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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 Silverforce11 on 2/19/2009 8:04:07 PM , Rating: 2
Give man a bit of knowledge and he thinks he knows it all.

But the facts are clear, we know so little that any model to predict the climate will be flawed, as shown by the so many short term modeling which have failed to come true. Long term modeling, any monkey can pick random attributes and reach an output, which cannot be proven thus it must be real, right?

The simple conclusion everyone needs to reach, is this:

Climate science is in its infancy. Meteorologists cannot even predict with precision the weather in a few days.. to assume they can predict the entire global climate years ahead is simply arrogance.

This is coming from a scientist myself. Too many in our field believe their understanding is whole, solid and unshakable. Yet time and time again, science itself reveals to us how little we truly know.

Science itself is being undermined by those to claim things as fact when they simply are not.

"I modded down, down, down, and the flames went higher." -- Sven Olsen

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