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March 16, 2009

Global Warming Was Never A Crisis

The Conference You Didn't Hear About

Over 800 scientists, economists, and policy makers arrived in New York City on Sunday, March 8, to attend the Heartland Institute’s 2nd Annual International Conference on Climate Change. They came to talk a wide range of subjects, from climatology to energy policy, from computer climate models to cap-and-trade, from greenhouse gas (GHG) effects to solar irradiation. But most of all they came to help spread the word that the answer to the question posed by this year’s theme--Global warming: Was it ever really a crisis?--is a resounding NO.

In his closing speech at the Tuesday, the UK's Lord Monkton marvelously referred to alarmists as “bed-wetting moaning Minnies of the Apocalyptic Traffic-Light Tendency-- those Greens too yellow to admit they’re really Reds.”

He went on to add:

“Every opinion poll--even those conducted by the bed-wetters themselves – shows that global public opinion is cooling as fast as the global climate. In one recent survey, ‘global warming’ came at the very bottom of a list of political and environmental concerns, immediately behind the need to clean up dog-poop on the streets. Why? Because dog-poop is a real environmental problem and ‘Global warming’ is not. The correct policy response to the non-problem of climate change is to have the courage to do nothing.”

Comprehensive report of proceedings online at American Thinker, March 16, 2009.

From what I've seen, mainstream coverage of the event has been essentially zero.

 
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