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last updated: March 5, 2009


The complete program for the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change, including cosponsor information and brief biographies of all speakers, can be downloaded in Adobe's PDF format here.

More than 70 of the world’s elite scientists, economists and others specializing in climate issues will confront the subject of global warming at the second annual International Conference on Climate Change March 8-10, 2009 in New York City.

They will call attention to new research that contradicts claims that Earth’s moderate warming during the twentieth century primarily was man-made and has reached crisis proportions.

Headliners among the 70-plus presenters will be:

  • American astronaut Dr. Jack Schmitt—the last living man to walk on the moon.
  • William Gray, Colorado State University, leading researcher into tropical weather patterns.
  • Richard Lindzen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the world’s leading experts in dynamic meteorology, especially planetary waves.
  • Stephen McIntyre, primary author of Climate Audit, a blog devoted to the analysis and discussion of climate data. He is a devastating critic of the temperature record of the past 1,000 years, particularly the work of Michael E. Mann, creator of the infamous “hockey stick” graph. That graph--thoroughly discredited in scientific circles--supposedly proved that mankind is responsible for a sharp increase in earth temperatures.
  • Arthur Robinson, curator of a global warming petition signed by more than 32,000 American scientists, including more than 10,000 with doctorate degrees, rejecting the alarmist assertion that global warming has put the Earth in crisis and is caused primarily by mankind.
  • Willie Soon, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
  • Roy Spencer, University of Alabama at Huntsville, principal research scientist and team leader on NASA’s Aqua satellite.

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Confirmed speakers at the
Second International Conference on Climate Change

Syun Akasofu
University of Alaska Fairbanks

J. Scott Armstrong
University of Pennsylvania

Dennis Avery
Hudson Institute

Joseph L. Bast
The Heartland Institute

Robert Bradley
Institute for Energy Research

Yaron Brook
Ayn Rand Institute

Bob Carter
James Cook University (Australia)

Frank Clemente
Penn State University

John Coleman
KUSI-TV, San Diego

William Cotton
Colorado State University
Preview of remarks: http://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/newyork09/03Cotton.html

Joe D’Aleo
International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project

David Douglass
University of Rochester

Terry Dunleavy
International Climate Science Coalition

Myron Ebell
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Christopher Essex
University of Western Ontario
Preview of remarks: http://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/newyork09/04Essex.html

Robert Ferguson
Science and Public Policy Institute

Michelle Foss
University of Texas, Center for Energy Economics

William Gray
Colorado State University

Fred Goldberg
Royal School of Technology (Sweden)

Laurence Gould
University of Hartford

Kenneth P. Green
American Enterprise Institute

Kesten Green
Monash University

Chris Horner
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Preview of remarks: http://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/newyork09/02Horner.html

Howard Hayden
University of Connecticut

Craig Idso
Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change

Roy Innis
Congress of Racial Equality

Sam Kazman
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Richard Keen
University of Colorado

William Kininmonth
Former head of the Australian National Climate Center

David Legates
University of Delaware

Jay Lehr
The Heartland Institute

Marlo Lewis
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Richard Lindzen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Keith Lockitch
Ayn Rand Institute

Craig Loehle
National Council for Air and Stream Improvement

Anthony Lupo
University of Missouri

Steve McIntyre
University of Toronto

Ross McKitrick
University of Guelph (Canada)

Patrick Michaels
University of Virginia

Christopher Monckton
Science and Public Policy Institute
Preview of remarks: http://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/newyork09/01Monckton.html

Kevin Murphy
University of Chicago

Joanne Nova
Author, The Skeptics Handbook

Jim O’Brien
Florida State University

Tim Patterson
Carleton University (Canada)

Benny Peiser
Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom)

Paul Reiter
Pasteur Institute (France)

Arthur Robinson
Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine

Harrison "Jack" Schmitt

Joel Schwartz
American Enterprise Institute

S. Fred Singer
Science and Environmental Policy Project

Fred Smith
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Lawrence Solomon
National Post (Canada)

Willie Soon
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Roy Spencer
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Hon. John Sununu
Former Governor - New Hampshire

George Taylor
Oregon State University

James M. Taylor
The Heartland Institute

Brian Valentine
U.S. Department of Energy

Jan Veizer
University of Ottawa (Canada)

Anthony Watts