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The second International Conference on Climate Change concluded its 2-1/2 -day run March 10, 2009 in New York City after confronting the theme "Global warming: Was it ever really a crisis?"

The answer was a resounding "No."

More than 75 papers and keynote addresses were presented by some of the world's leading climatologists, economists, policy makers, and opinion leaders. You can access videos of many of the presentations here. New videos and audio versions will be added as they become available.

The full conference program, including full speaker bios and cosponsor information, is here.

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Audio versions are now online of all keynote and breakout sessions at the second International Conference on Climate Change, held in New York March 8-10, 2009.

The MP3 formatted presentations can be downloaded at www.heartland.org, in the Climate Conference suite, and click on "Proceedings."

The Heartland Institute plans to produce a multi-disc set of DVDs and audio CDs of the keynote presentations for sale at a later date.

Additionally, Heartland will produce audio CD versions of all keynotes and breakout sessions. Those files will be available in a multi-disc set selling for around $130, provided enough interest is expressed in advance to cover costs.

If you would like to register your advance interest and assure that you will have the opportunity to purchase a set, please email Dan Miller at dmiller@heartland.org and put "advance interest" in the subject field.

Sunday, March 8
3:00 - 8:00 pm Registration
3:00 - 7:00 pm Exhibit hall open
5:00 - 6:30 pm Registration and reception
6:30 - 9:30 pm Opening dinner with keynote speakers
Joseph L. Bast - Opening Remarks (HTML Remarks) (PowerPoint) (Play Video) (Download Video) (Listen to Audio)
Hon. Vaclav Klaus - No Progress in the Climate Change Debate (Play Video) (Download Video) (Listen to Audio)
Richard Lindzen - Climate Alarm: What We Are Up Against, and What to Do (HTML Remarks) (PDF Remarks)(Play Video) (Download Video) (Listen to Audio)
Questions and Answers (Play Video) (Download Video)
9:30 - 10:30 pm Networking and reception
Update #1: 2009 International Conference on Climate Change
http://www.heartland.org/full/24843


Monday, March 9
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Exhibit hall open
7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast with keynote speakers
Hon. Tom McClintock - Inconvenient Questions (Play Video) (Download Video) (Listen to Audio)
Lawrence Solomon - Our Green Friends (Play Video) (Download Video) (Listen to Audio)
Questions and Answers (Play Video) (Download Video)
8:30 - 8:45 am Break
8:45 - 10:15 am Session I
Track 1: Paleoclimatology
Tom Segalstad - Carbon Isotope Mass Balance Modeling of Atmospheric vs. Oceanic CO2 (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Syun Akasofu - Natural Causes of 20th Century Warming: Recovery from the Little Ice Age and Oscillatory Change (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
David Evans - Carbon Dioxide Not Responsible for 20th Century Warming (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Track 2: Climatology - Serious Problems with IPCC Forecasting Procedures
J. Scott Armstrong - A Forecaster’s View of Climate Change: Methodology Also Counts (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Kesten Green - Validity of Climate Change Forecasting for Public Policy Decision Making (PowerPoint)(Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Terry Dunleavy- 'Consensus' in Climate Science: An Unsubstantiated Urban Myth (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Track 3: Climate Change Impacts
Alexandre Aguiar - Dubious Connections between Global Warming and Extreme Weather Events (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Craig Idso - Carbon Dioxide, Global Warming, and Coral Reefs: Prospects for the Future (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
David Legates - Climate Change and Extreme Events: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Track 4: Economics and Politics - The Economics of Energy Rationing
Marlo Lewis - Economic Train Wreck: Regulation CO2 Emissions Under the Clean Air Act (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Ross McKitrick - Calling the Cap-and-Trade Bluff (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
David Kreutzer - Modeling Results on the Effects of Cap and Trade (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:00 am Book-signing in the Exhibit Hall: Robert L. Bradley, Jr.
10:30 am - 12:00 noon Session II
Track 1: Paleoclimatology
Fred Goldberg - Do the Planets and the Sun Control Our Climate and the CO2 in the Atmosphere? (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Craig Loehle - 1,500-Year Climate Cycles, Broken Hockey Sticks, and Ocean Cooling (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Tim Patterson - Gleissberg Cycle: Pacemaker for the Pacific Decadal Oscillation? (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Track 2: Climatology
William Kininmonth - A Natural Limit to Anthropogenic Global Warming (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Brian Valentine - Proposed Experimental Methods to Measure the Downward Directed Component of Radiation from CO2 in the Night Sky (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Jan Veizer - Climate, Water, Carbon Dioxide, and the Sun (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (PDF Presentation) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Track 3: Climate Change Impacts - Exposing the Myths Regarding Global Warming and Human Health
John Dale Dunn - Human Health Effects of Warming and Cooling (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Joel Schwartz - Climate Chnage and Human Health: A California Perspective (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Howard Maccabee (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Track 4: Economics and Politics - The Political Outlook for Energy-Rationing Policies
Marc Morano - Prospects for Cap-and-Trade Legislation in the New Congress (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Chris Horner - Re-Writing the Rules for Kyoto II: Turning a Treaty into a Congressional-Executive Agreement (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Myron Ebell - Prospects for Energy Rationing: It's Not as Grim as it Looks (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Lunch and keynote speakers
Hon. Harrison Schmitt - Climate Facts that Really Are Facts (Play Video) (Download Video) (Listen to Audio)
Art Robinson - Nobel Prize for Death (Play Video) (Download Video) (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio)
Questions and Answers (Play Video) (Download Video)
2:00 - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 - 2:45 pm Book-signing in the Exhibit Hall: Christopher C. Horner
2:15 - 2:45 pm Book-signing in the Exhibit Hall: Iain Murray
2:15 - 3:45 pm Session III
Track 1: Paleoclimatology
Dennis Avery - Predicting 21st Century Global Warming with the 1,500-year Climate Cycle (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Joe D’Aleo - Data Integrity Issues, Natural Variability, and Climate Change (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video
Track 2: Climatology
Patrick Michaels - EPA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
William Cotton - Weather and Climate Engineering (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Anthony Lupo - Inter-annual Temperature Variations (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Track 3: Climate Change Impacts
Indur Goklany - Climate Change Impacts (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Paul Reiter - The EDEN Project: Emerging Diseases in a Changing European Environment (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Stanley Goldenberg - Is There a Link between Global Warming and Hurricane Activity? (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Track 4: Economics and Politics - The Morality of Energy Rationing
Barun Mitra -The Three E's of Energy: Ethics, Economics, and Efficiency (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Cal Beisner - Remember the Poor: A Christian Perspective on Energy Rationing (Listen to Audio)
Roy Innis - Congress of Racial Equality (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
3:45 - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 - 4:30 pm Book-signing in the Exhibit Hall: Patrick J. Michaels
4:00 - 5:30 pm Session IV
Track 1: Climatology
Richard Keen - Volcanoes and Climate Change Since 1980: A View from the Moon (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
David Douglass - The Models Still Do Not Agree with the Observations (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Nir Shaviv - New Solar-Climate Link and Implications for Our Understanding of Climate Change (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Track 2: Climatology
Anthony Watts - Weather Station Siting Issues within the USHCN Surface Station Network (Listen to Audio)
Stephen McIntyre - Do We Know that the 1990s Were the Warmest Decade of the Millennium? (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio)
James J. O'Brien - The Truth about Climate Change in the Southeast United States (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio)
Track 3: Economics and Politics - The Kyoto Zone
Roger Helmer - The EU Parliament (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Benny Peiser - The Crisis of EU Climate Policy (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Gabriel Calzada - Spain's New Economy: Boom and Bust of the Spanish Renewable Miracle (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Track 4: Economics and Politics
Kenneth P. Green - A Green Economy, or a Tide of Red Ink? (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Bob Ferguson - State Climate Policies: Arkansas as Profile (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Tom Tanton - Are California's Global Warming Policies a Model for the Nation? (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
5:30 pm Dinner on your own
8:00 - 11:00 pm Dessert reception
8:30 - 9:00 pm Book-signing in the Exhibit Hall: Richard A. Keen
Update #2: 2009 International Conference on Climate Change
http://www.heartland.org/full/24849
Live posts from the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change hosted by The Heartland Institute
The Chilling Effect, March 9, 2009
http://www.heartland.org/full/24850/

Tuesday, March 10
7:00 am - 3:00 pm Exhibit hall open
7:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast with keynote speakers
John Sununu - The Politics of Science: It Ain't Pretty (Play Video) (Download Video) (HTML Remarks) (Listen to Audio)
Willie Soon - Disconnects in Sun-Climate Studies: Removing Politics from the Science (Play Video) (Download Video) (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio)
Questions and Answers (Play Video) (Download Video)
8:30 - 8:45 am Break
8:45 - 10:15 am Session V
Track 1: Climatology
S. Fred Singer: No Evidence for AGW: A Personal Odyssey (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio)(Play Video) (Download Video)
Christopher Essex - Climate Change and the Laughter of the Gods (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Piers Corbyn - What Does and Does Not Cause Climate Change (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Track 2: Climatology
George Taylor - The Pacific Decadal Oscillation: A Dominant Mode of Climate Variability (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio)
Roy Spencer - Satellite Evidence for Global Warming Being Driven by the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio)
William Gray - Climate Change Is Primarily Driven by Salinity-Induced Deep Ocean Circulation Changes (PowerPoint) (PDF of Remarks) (Listen to Audio)
Track 3: Climate Change Impacts
Laurence Gould - Global Warming Alarmism: Checking the Claims, Exposing the Methods (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Howard Hayden - Debunking Global Warming Propaganda (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Mitch Taylor - Green Energy: How to Undermine Industrial Civilization and Become More Vulnerable to Nature (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Track 4: Economics and Politics - Intellectual Roots of Alarmism
Christopher Booker - The Mother of All Scares (HTML Remarks) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Iain Murray - Tracing Alarmism's Methods Back to Their Roots (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Yaron Brook - Environmentalism: A Philosophy of Sacrifice (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:00 am Book-signing in the Exhibit Hall: Christopher Booker
10:30 am - 12:00 noon Session VI
Track 1: Climatology
Don Easterbrook - 'Global Warming' Is Over: Geologic, Oceanographic, and Solar Evidence for Global Cooling in the Coming Decades (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Mike Jungbauer - Global Warming Science and Policymakers (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Track 2: Climatology - Findings of the Non-Governmental International Panel on Climate Change
Fred Singer
Richard Lindzen
Christopher Monckton
David Douglass
Christopher Essex
Track 3: Economics and Politics
Michelle Foss - Climate Science and Economics: Understanding and Balacing the Debate (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Francisco Capella - Climate Change and the Ethics of Freedom (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Jay Lehr - Green Energy Job Losses (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Track 4: Economics and Politics - The Alarmists Revealed
Rob Bradley - The Malthusian Virus in the Scientific Debate (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
Joanne Nova - The Great Global Fawning: How Science Journalists Pay Homage to Non-Science and Un-Reason (PowerPoint) (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
John Coleman - Dead Wrong about Global Warming: How Al Gore Got that Way (Listen to Audio) (Play Video) (Download Video)
12:00 noon - 3:00 pm Lunch and keynote speakers
Bob Carter - The Problem is NATURAL Climate Change, Stupid! (Play Video) (Download Video) (Listen to Audio)
John Theon - Is Climate Change Driven by Mankind: My Personal Journey (Play Video) (Download Video) (HTML Remarks) (Listen to Audio)
Christopher Monckton - Magna est veritas, et praevalet (Great Is Truth, and Mighty Above All Things) (Play Video) (Download Video) (HTML Remarks) (Listen to Audio)
Questions and Answers (Play Video) (Download Video)
Update #3: 2009 International Conference on Climate Change
http://www.heartland.org/full/24853