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2 June 2009

Third International Conference on Climate Change

Washington DC

The purpose of the event is to expose Congressional staff and journalists to leading scientists and economists in the nation's capital. Senators and Representatives will be invited to speak side-by-side with leading scientists and economists. Allied organizations have been invited to be cosponsors, to help supply speakers and promote the event to their members and supporters.

The conference's theme will be "Climate Change: Scientific Debate and Economic Analysis." The theme reflects the fact that the scientific debate is not over and that economic analysis is more important than ever, now that legislation is being seriously considered. The real science and economics of climate change support the view that global warming is not a crisis and that immediate action to reduce emissions is not necessary. This is, in fact, the emerging consensus view of scientists outside the IPCC and most economists outside environmental advocacy groups.  


TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009  


7:00 - 4:00 pm  



7:00 - 8:00 am  

Buffet breakfast served  


8:00 - 8:45 am  

First Breakfast  


Keynote Address  

Richard S. Lindzen, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology  


8:45 - 9:15 am  

Press Conference  

Release: Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)  

S. Fred Singer, Ph.D. and Craig Idso, Ph.D.  


9:15 - 9:45 am  



9:45 - 11:00 am  

Panel 1: Science  

Anthony Watts, SurfaceStations.orgS.  

Fred Singer, Ph.D., president, Science & Environmental Policy Project  

Willie Soon, Ph.D., scientist, Salem, MA  

Harrison Schmitt, Ph.D., former U.S. Senator and NASA astronaut  


11:00 am - 12:00 noon  

Panel 2: Economics  

David Tuerck, Ph.D., president, Beacon Hill Institute  

Joseph Bast, president, The Heartland Institute  

Gabriel Calzada, Ph.D., professor of economics, King Juan Carlos University  


12:00 noon - 12:15 pm  

Questions & Answers (both panels)  


12:15 - 12:30 pm  



12:30 - 1:00 pm  



1:00 - 1:30 pm  

First Lunch  

Keynote Address  

Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D., University of Alabama - Huntsville  


1:30 - 2:00 pm  

Second Lunch  

Keynote Address  

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-California)  


2:00 - 2:20 pm  

Questions & Answers  


2:20 - 2:30 pm  



2:30 - 3:30 pm  

Panel 3: Science  

Craig Idso, Ph.D., chairman, Center for the Study of CO2 and Global Change  

Patrick Michaels, Ph.D., senior fellow, Cato Institute  

Bob Carter, Hon. FRSNZ, James Cook University (Queensland, Australia)  

John Theon, Ph.D., former NASA project manager, atmospheric physicist  


3:30 - 4:30 pm  

Panel 4: Economics  

Jeff Kueter, Ph.D., The George C. Marshall Institute  

Ben Lieberman, The Heritage Foundation  

Staff member, U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas)  


4:30 - 4:45 pm  

Questions & Answers (both panels)  


4:45 - 5:15 pm  

Concluding Keynote Addresses  

Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma)  

Lord Christopher Monckton, Science and Public Policy Institute  


5:15 - 5:30 pm  

Concluding Remark  




Conference Flyer with Key Note Speakers (Download)  



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George Washington (1790)

"A free people ought to be armed, but disciplined."

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