World’s leading skeptics of man-caused global warming gather in Washington, DC

From The Heartland Institute

The Tenth International Conference on Climate Change (#ICCC10) is schedule for Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference will explore the following important questions:

  • Is climate science sufficiently advanced to allow accurate forecasts of future temperatures or weather?
  • Are temperatures more likely to cool than warm in the next century?
  • Should policies adopted at the height of the global warming scare be repealed and replaced with pro-environment, pro-energy, and pro-jobs policies?

In short: Given the new science and economics of climate change, isn’t it time for a fresh start to the debate over what, if anything, to do about global warming, according to a news release from the Heartland Institute.

Some of the climate data the conference will present and discuss:

  • Satellite data that show the global atmospheric temperature has not risen since the late 1990s – 18 years and four months, to be exact – while human carbon dioxide emissions in that time represent 25 percent of all emissions since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution 150 years ago.
  • Sea-level rise that has not accelerated beyond the trend that began at the end of the last Ice Age.
  • The total amount of polar ice at the two poles is almost unchanged since satellites first measured it in the early 1970s.

Some of the policy questions the conference will explore and discuss:

  • Is the rising concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere a net positive or net negative for plant life, animals, and human prosperity?
  • What is the cost of restrictions on energy generation and consumption imposed by the Obama administration and the United Nations?
  • Is it moral to withhold affordable and reliable energy from poor people living in the U.S. and those in emerging countries?

For more information about The Heartland Institute, visit its website

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