Sounds impressive, huh? Like the Bali Conference last fall, no doubt.
Unfortunately, this is one climate conference that you will likely never read about in the papers, or see on TV. This one (March 2-4, NYC) is sponsored by the Heartland Institute, a conservative research and education non-profit organization dedicated to “discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.” In keeping with that mission, this conference is open to all sides of the global warming debate, including skeptics.
Actual surveys of climate scientists and recent reviews of the scholarly literature both show the so-called “skeptics” may actually be in the majority of the climate science community. They do not lack scholarly credentials or scientific integrity, but a platform from which they can be heard. Their voices have been drowned out by publicity built upon the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an entity with an agenda to build support for the theory of man-made catastrophic global warming.
The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change is intended to start the process of providing these brave scholars with a competing platform.
Such a forum is unlikely to fit the template that the politicized media endorses, so it will be quietly ignored.
In case you’re wondering, “No funds from energy companies will be used to finance the event.”