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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 SoCalBoomer on 2/23/2009 1:57:02 PM , Rating: 2
Dude - in your OWN post:

from the EU presidency , which it took over from France yesterday.


Tony Blair launched his campaign to become the first fully-fledged President of the European Union yesterday...

So on the one hand, you say there's no EU Presidency and yet the quotes YOU post use the very term. . .legitimately.

Internal consistency is needed.

So let's see - there's the President of the EU Parliament:

From the WP article:
For New EU President. . .

From the International Herald Tribune: Europe:
Now he has inherited the ideal pulpit to air his views: the EU presidency itself.

Whether the term is 100% accurate, it's pretty obvious that the position of President of the EU, President of the EU Council, President of the EU Parliament - whatever - has authority/gravitas/weight/political heft.

RE: eu president?
By pliny on 2/24/2009 11:12:44 PM , Rating: 2
No, from your own quotes, with altered emphasis:
from the EU presidency, which it took over from France yesterday.
Tony Blair launched his campaign to become the first fully-fledged President of the European Union yesterday...

Do either of these imply that Mr Havel (who is not "it") is the current president of the European Union?

In your other quotes the EU president referred to is the Czech republic.

RE: eu president?
By SoCalBoomer on 2/25/2009 1:05:58 PM , Rating: 2
You missed my point - that there IS a EU presidency of some type and that it is often referred to as being a person.

And you aren't reading the articles for what they're saying, you're reading them for what you want to hear.

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