Science vs alarmism: 4th international conference on climate change
By Tom DeWeese
web posted February 15, 2010
It has been an amazing year, watching the once-powerful global warming movement virtually collapse into scandal and disrepute as the "climategate" revelations of data tampering continue to grow.
I have written many times on these pages that "there is no man-made global warming." The powerful global warming lobby has attacked its opponents of "cooler heads" scientists who have demanded facts rather than political agendas. The Global Warming alarmists have blocked grants from being given to researchers that dispute their findings that the earth is being destroyed by human civilization. They have intimidated science publications that dare print opposing reports. They have even called for "Nureumberg-style show trials for anyone who dares disagree with them.
And so it was for almost two decades. However, just a couple of years ago a group of courageous scientists were given the opportunity to have their say, in opposition to the alarmists strong-arm tactics. First through congressional hearings chaired by U.S. Senate Environment Committee Chairman James Inhofe. Those hearings were the first time the Global Warming "skeptics" were given a public voice. The results were astounding. Cracks began to surface in the once mighty global warming juggernaut.
Then the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based free-market think tank sponsored the first ever Climate Change conference featuring the "skeptics" viewpoint. More than 700 of them gathered in New York City to tell the world of their findings that clearly disputed the claims of global warming. That conference and the Senate hearings started a lively debate between the two sides. No longer could the acolytes of Al Gore claim consensus. Far from it. In a short time the tide began to turn. Global warming was losing its stranglehold on policy. Legislation like Cap and Trade, once considered unstoppable, was suddenly derailed.
Then came the December 2009 Climategate scandal. On the eve of the most important International Climate Change conference in history, in which the final provisions for world-wide environmental restrictions were to be imposed on every nation in the world, scandal erupted. Ten years worth of e-mail correspondence among the leading Climate Change proponents revealed devastating details of manipulation of research data for the purpose of supporting a cynical political agenda based on global warming propaganda. The e-mails, in fact, revealed precisely what the "skeptics" had been claiming all along, that climate change had very little to do with environmental protection – and everything to do with the creation of a new global economic system intent on wealth redistribution. And the climate change walls came tumbling down.
Now, in May 2010, in Chicago, the Heartland Institute is going to hold its 4th International Climate Change Conference – the first since the Climategate scandal was revealed. This event may well be the final nail in global warming's coffin.
You can be there to witness history. The American Policy Center and the DeWeese Report are proud to be co-sponsors of this historic event. And I invite you to join me at this incredible event. Mingle and meet with more than 900 scientists and policy makers who have stood up to the global warming alarmists. You will not want to miss the address by Lord Christopher Monckton, the man who has challenged Al Gore to a debate on the issue, a "anywhere, anytime." And you will hear from scientists like Dr. Fred Singer and Dr. Patrick Michaels, who have fought right from the beginning against the lies of the global warming alarmists. The speaker lists includes more than 70 scientists, economists and policy experts, including two former astronauts.
For more information and registration, contact the Heartland Institute by phone: 312-377-4000 or at www.heartland.org.
Tom DeWeese is the President of the American Policy Center and the Editor of The DeWeese Report. The DeWeese Report is now available online, for more information click here.