Third International Conference on Climate Change
The Third International Conference on Climate Change sponsored by The Heartland Institute was held on June 2, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
It was an international conference calling attention to widespread dissent to the asserted “consensus” on the causes, consequences, and proper responses to climate change.
Some of the specific questions that will be asked by speakers at this conference include:
Do the reports of the IPCC reflect the actual views of the scientific mainstream, or do they exaggerate and cherry-pick data in support of a pre-determined conclusion?
Does new research indicate that the likely human effect on climate is less than previously thought?
Has there been no warming for the past decade, and does this undermine confidence in computer climate models?
Would reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the United States have any effect on global temperatures?
Do cap-and-trade programs result in real emission reductions, or do they simply cost consumers billions of dollars while allowing special interests to profit by buying and selling fake carbon credits?
Is it technologically possible to reduce emissions by the amounts advocated by advocacy groups and some politicians?
What would it cost--in terms of higher prices for goods and slower economic growth--to reduce emissions?
What is the U.S. record in terms of controlling emissions and lowering carbon intensity over time, and how does it compare to countries in Europe and Asia?