Global warming debunkers to have conference in March

Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe reports on a conference this coming March, sponsored by the Heartland Institute, which will gather together global warming skeptics:

THE MAIL brings an invitation to register for the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change, which convenes on March 8 in New York City. Sponsored by the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based think tank, the conference will host an international lineup of climate scientists and researchers who will focus on four broad areas: climatology, paleoclimatology, the impact of climate change, and climate-change politics and economics.

Most AT readers already know that global temperatures have been falling since 1998, causing the warmists to redouble their fury in claiming we must act now, and rely on an imagined scientific "consensus" that the nascent field of climatology has perfected mathematical models explaining all relevant variables in the global climate. Sunspot activity has declined, and is likely the cause of this cooling, which some predict will intensify.

It would appear to me that the global warming craze has peaked, especially now that the world economy is contracting and people are focused on immediate tangible concerns like putting food on the table. So many wild predictions of disaster have rung hollow that warmist credibility is on the ebb.

A formal gathering in the media capital of the United States will help increase those doubts. Yet Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress appear ready to impose extremely costly regulations on the American economy in the name of green concerns over carbon dioxide, a gas essential to life. The readiness of American to impoverish themselves based on theoretical models in a young science is no sure thing.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky
Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe reports on a conference this coming March, sponsored by the Heartland Institute, which will gather together global warming skeptics:

THE MAIL brings an invitation to register for the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change, which convenes on March 8 in New York City. Sponsored by the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based think tank, the conference will host an international lineup of climate scientists and researchers who will focus on four broad areas: climatology, paleoclimatology, the impact of climate change, and climate-change politics and economics.

Most AT readers already know that global temperatures have been falling since 1998, causing the warmists to redouble their fury in claiming we must act now, and rely on an imagined scientific "consensus" that the nascent field of climatology has perfected mathematical models explaining all relevant variables in the global climate. Sunspot activity has declined, and is likely the cause of this cooling, which some predict will intensify.

It would appear to me that the global warming craze has peaked, especially now that the world economy is contracting and people are focused on immediate tangible concerns like putting food on the table. So many wild predictions of disaster have rung hollow that warmist credibility is on the ebb.

A formal gathering in the media capital of the United States will help increase those doubts. Yet Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress appear ready to impose extremely costly regulations on the American economy in the name of green concerns over carbon dioxide, a gas essential to life. The readiness of American to impoverish themselves based on theoretical models in a young science is no sure thing.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky