When More Than Common Sense Is Needed

All who have reflected on the size of God and His creation know anthropogenic climate change is not just baloney, it is impossible. Common sense is all that is really necessary to know anthropogenic climate change is not just baloney, it is impossible. But of course reflection on God and common sense are not allowed in the worldwide Green Grab for Power. Perhaps the best way to learn about the high stakes international Green Grab for Power is Michael Crichton’s terrific 2005 novel, State of Fear.

Fortunately we also have science and scientists with character. And fortunately we have The Heartland Institute and its President, Joseph L. Bast. The Heartland Institute, perhaps the second most significant conservative think tank, has assumed the responsibility to bring together the scientists and science to dispel the global warming delusion. The body of science Heartland has assembled through five International Conferences on Climate Change is unparalleled and breathtaking. Now, Heartland just announced the Sixth International Conferences on Climate Change.

End of the Delusion

The Sixth International Conference on Climate Change will be held in Washington, DC on June 30 – July 1, 2011 at the Mariott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW.

To register for the event, or for information about the program, speakers, co-sponsors, and more, please click on the links above.


The First International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-1) took place in March 2008 in New York City. One hundred speakers and panelists came from 26 countries to prove that leading scientists and economists from around the world dispute the claim that global warming is a crisis. More than 500 people attended the conference, which generated global press attention.

The next conference, ICCC-2, took place in March 2009 once again in New York City. This time the theme was “Global Warming: Was It Ever Really a Crisis?” Once again speakers and guests came from around the world and the audience grew to more than 700 people. The conference demonstrated that the number of global warming “realists” is growing rapidly, and the scientific community is turning against alarmism.

The Third International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-3) took place in June 2009 in Washington, DC. This scaled-down one-day version of the conference, just three months after the second conference, attracted a standing-room-only audience and featured presentations by leading scientists as well as three members of Congress. It took our key message — that global warming is not a crisis — directly to the nation’s capital and elected officials.

The Fourth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-4) took place in May 2010 in Chicago, Illinois, addressing the theme “Reconsidering the Science and Economics.” The speakers and audience considered how new scientific discoveries have cast doubt on how much of the warming of the twentieth century was natural and how much was man-made, and governments around the world are beginning to confront the astronomical cost of reducing emissions. Economists, meanwhile, are calculating that the cost of slowing or stopping global warming exceeds the social benefits.

Later that year, on Friday, October 1, 2010, we held the Fifth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-5) in Sydney, Australia. The day-long event was part of the Pacific Rim Policy Exchange, sponsored by Heartland, Americans for Tax Reform, the Property Rights Alliance, and the Institute of Public Affairs.

More about the Event

The purpose of Heartland’s International Conferences on Climate Change is to build momentum and public awareness of the global warming “realism” movement, a network of scientists, economists, policymakers, and concerned citizens who believe sound science and economics, rather than exaggeration and hype, ought to determine what actions, if any, are taken to address the problem of climate change.

The Heartland Institute, an independent nonprofit organization, is once again the host of the event. Heartland has been very active in the global warming debate, publishing books and monographs, maintaining multiple Web sites providing information on the issue, and in 2009, publishing Climate Change Reconsidered, a comprehensive reply to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The speakers at the conference agree it is time to reconsider the science and economics of global warming. They do not all agree on the causes, extent, or consequences of climate change, or what should be done. The ICCCs are genuine scientific conferences in the sense that scientists and other experts are invited to share their latest research and engage in respectful debate with others.

Scores of other organizations have been invited to be co-sponsors to help supply speakers and promote the event to their members and supporters. Sponsors of previous ICCCs have included Americans for Tax Reform, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, and Science and Public Policy Institute, and Science and Environmental Policy Project.

The event is open to the public. Federal and state elected officials can attend for free.

For the full proceedings of previous International Conferences on Climate Change, including links to videos and PowerPoint presentations, select one of the links below.

First International Conference on Climate Change (March 2008, New York City)

Second International Conference on Climate Change (March 2009, New York City)

Third International Conference on Climate Change (June 2009, Washington, DC)

Fourth International Conference on Climate Change (May 2010, Chicago, IL)

Fifth International Conference on Climate Change (October 2010, Sydney, Australia)

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