Conferences

  • CFACT / EIKE scientific briefing – Bonn climate conference. Watch now from the UNFCCC

    Scientific briefing CLICK TO VIEW NOW This morning CFACT & EIKE presented a scientific briefing at the UN conference on climate change in Bonn, Germany.  The briefing was introduced by Wolfgang Müller of EIKE and Berlin’s Manhattan Institut and featured Professor em. Friedrich Karl Ewert a geologist from Paderborn University and Dr. Horst Borchert of […]

  • Bonn Again

    Here We Go Again

     Bonn, Germany, June 2011

     The view is awesome, the food is great, the historic monuments are impressing, but the delegates are bored – in other words: we are in Bonn, Germany, where 3500 delegates meet for just another UN Climate Change Conference. The meeting is the second in a row of meetings leading to the grand climate conference in Durban, South Africa, where the next Kyoto-styled climate agreement is supposed to be adopted. However, the big news from Bonn is there is no news, despite the earlier announcements of Christiana Figueres that there is “hope” for a second Kyoto treaty and that many governments expressed their interest in promoting a “low carbon economy”. For reasons unknown so far, the UNFCC, the climate body of the UN, of which Ms. Figueres is the Secretary General, was unable to convene the opening plenary session until the evening of the first conference day. Thousands of government and NGO delegates were waiting in the grand meeting room and in the hallways – and nothing happened so far.

  • UN opens climate conference in Bonn. CFACT press conference: Wednesday 14:00 CET room Haydn

    The UN climate conference in Bonn opens today and CFACT has partnered with EIKE to send a delegation led by Dr. Holger Thuss.  The UNFCCC is banking on these subsidiary conferences to set the stage for major agreements in Durban South Africa in December.  The global warming scare and the inept and corrupt nature of […]

  • Seeing the face of energy poverty, up-close, in Cancun

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    On one side of this tropical strip, UN delegates, media, and observers shuttle between luxurious hotels, posh restaurants, a white sandy beach with turquoise water, and a modern convention center where they spend their time bemoaning man-made climate change and planning the energy future for the rest of the globe. One the other side of the Cancun “Hotel Zoneria,” just 10 or 15 kilometers from downtown, live countless numbers of Mexican families without electricity, running water, or any of the other modern conveniences we in the developed world take for granted everyday.

  • CFACT cosponsors international climate conference

    Berlin – December 3 & 4, 2010

    International Conference on Energy and Climate:

    Parallel to the UN Climate summit in Cancún we want to invite you to our 3rd International Climate conference. One year after the Climategate scandal, leading international scientists will present new findings in the fields of climate science and energy. In many cases these findings are contrary to the claims made by the IPCC. During two days we will cover topics from the science of climate change to the socio-political and economic impact of current climate and energy policies. Due to the current changes in Europe’s energy policy, this topic will receive special attention.

    REGISTER ONLINE

    Programme: 3 -4 December 2010

    All presentations of the main sessions will be simultaneously interpreted English to German and German to English

  • Cancel Cancun

    by Einar Du Rietz

    …or maybe don’t.

    As fun as you can have, in the company of all sorts of people, there  is something depressing over these climate conferences. Delegates looking serious while spending other people’s money on down-right dangerous schemes, young people, who ought to be either in school, or out partying, or protesting the real injustices in this world, standing outside telling the lunch-eaters to spend more. Often financed by government. The police working overtime, and those fringe groups who travel around the world just in order to pick a fight with the former. A sort of holiday, I presume, like inter-railing or camping. Most of these elements, both in Copenhagen and at the recent G8/G20 summit, would probably go to the international congress of scrapbookers, if it meant they could get into trouble – and media – along the way.

  • End Game or Mid Term – Bonn

    by Einar Du Rietz, Bonn

    CFACT display, Bonn climate conference

    The game is not over yet, but the climate talks in Bonn are. For the time being. Another session is already scheduled for August, and it might very well be that the free-lunchers will squeeze yet another in, during the buildup of expectations before Cancun. After the enormous debacle before, during and after Copenhagen, it seems unlikely that the general public hysteria could be regenerated. You can’t fool all the people all the time, but remember that you can still fool some.

  • At Least – Leave Those Kids Alone

    by Einar Du Rietz, Bonn

    I feel old sometimes. I’m not, according to my doctor, but I’m at least not “Youth”, as defined by the United Nations to be between the age of 15 and 24 (for the first three years in there, you also have the privilege of being “child” at the same time).

    Couldn’t care less.

    The UNFCCC however, cares a lot, and that’s where I start to care.

  • Update from Bonn Climate Conference

    Discord, blame and profiteering at UN Bonn climate conference as UN scrambles to get climate treaty back on track; calls for developed nations to repay ‘climate debt’ and an ‘international court of climate and environmental justice’ to prosecute developed world.  Full Update at CFACT.org. Press briefing tomorrow June 10, 10:30, room Haydn at Hotel Maritim […]

  • CFACT at Bonn climate talks

    CFACT is reporting from the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany. Our display addresses issues of alternative energy and juxtaposes wind turbines with the famed Moai, the carved heads of Easter Island, stating that civilization can’t run for long on superstition or subsidies. On Saturday and Sunday CFACT met with scientists and policy experts credentialed […]

  • Mother Earth sells carbon indulgences in Chicago

    ROGER HELMER, MEP

    Rather to my surprise, I bumped into Mother Earth at the Heartland Climate Conference in Chicago (May 17th).  There she was, large as life, in her green gown with a wreath of ivy in her hair (when I first saw the green gown I feared she might be a Warmist saboteur who had slipped past Security, but my worries were unfounded).  And she was selling (or strictly speaking, giving out) Carbon Indulgences (that’s the white rectangle in the photograph).  Fascinated, I read the text:

    “This indulgence serves as a remittance of all carbon sins.  You are forgiven for *** Flying in airplanes *** Driving in cars *** Using electrical kit *** Taking hot showers *** Exhaling CO2 *** making things in factories *** Growing food with tractors *** Eating meat *** Running aircon *** Attending international Conferences”.

  • An Offer You Can Not Possibly Reject

    by Einar Du Rietz, Bonn

    Last day of the climate conference in Bonn, a most interesting city that we unfortunately never had the time to study more closely, due to the – as usual – busy program. Bonn, the city of Beethoven and a symbol both for peaceful German recovery after WWII and the European university traditions. Today, all but remnants of the hastily build government administration are gone, together with the embassies, though the sometimes magnificent residences still remain along the Rhine.

    How lovely then to stumble across an invitation to come back! The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, sponsored by everything from the European and especially German taxpayers to DHL is inviting everyone to an international conference 21-23 June, here in Bonn, on “Climate change and the media”.

  • CFACT – Mission Bonn

    Bonn, Germany

    They are at it again, as Lord Monckton puts it. Well, so is CFACT. Strategically positioned in the middle of the action at the new UNFCCC climate talks in Bonn.

    It certainly is more quiet than in Copenhagen. Officially, it’s a preparatory, informal meeting, before Mexico. Unofficially, it’s a matter of gathering strength after the Copenhagen fiasco.

  • Water seeks its own level: here comes that sinking feeling

    photo_5132_20090311What’s the difference between the climate jamboree and the Titanic? At least the latter had an orchestra. Numerous groups are eager to grab the headlines in Copenhagen; the smaller you are, the more original the initiatives. But dressing up as a polar bear is a tiresome business. Better try for direct appeal to bleeding hearts in the north for a rescue operation in the south. Dialectics always work: rich or poor, it’s nice to have money.

    Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Maldives and the Cook Islands will all disappear soon, say shortly after Christmas according to delegates. (Hence probably today’s pledge by the Danish government to receive some of the 20 million (!) people supposedly left homeless in 2008 by the disastrous effects of climate change; no scientific reference or source was given to back this number up however.)

  • Activists without concern: how to use the climate for your own purposes

    As Noël Coward put it in a song, “Why do the wrong people travel?” It should not come as a surprise, yet the cheerful way in which some groups exploit international events to hijack the agenda is quite astounding (just imagine for a second free-market groups doing the same thing, and the reaction that would ensue).
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    In today’s Metro (Danish only), a German activist involved in the network Climate Justice Action is disarmingly frank about his presence at the conference :

    “[The conference] does not mean anything. The UN cannot solve the world’s climate problems as it thinks that the solutions may be found in today’s capitalist system.”

  • CFACT meets Greenpeace

    If you follow CFACT you probably have seen Lord Christopher Monckton’s speech the Second International Climate Conference in Berlin. If not, you can see it here, or over at CFACT.TV. But there’s more juice from that day. A Lifestyle and Ideology supplier called Greenpeace sent its members to protest against the conference. Some Greenpeace activists held […]

  • Making Some Sense in Copenhagen

    CFACT.EU reports from the climate summit in Copenhagen The party, and the – doubtless – costly chaos is on in Copenhagen. During Tuesday and Wednesday, CFACT co-sponsored a well attended seminar on Climate Sense, featuring knowledgeable and often eloquent speakers, including Professor S Fred Singer and world leading oceanographer Professor Nils-Axel Mörner. Both print and TV media […]

  • The power of forecasting

    by Jacob Arfwedsonphoto_1507_20081030

    In the 1930s, Franklin Roosevelt asked his administration to undertake a vast exploratory study of future technologies. A group of researchers eventually produced a voluminous report with fascinating insights. There was only one little glitch: the document did not foresee television, plastics, jet planes, organ transplants, laser technology, or even ballpoint pens.

    As Ludwig von Mises stated, petrol is good for many things, but not for slaking your thirst. Similarly, government may be useful in some instances but not in others. The precautionary principle is good, provided it is used appropriately. We should first apply it to politics: our elected leaders should be required to produce impact studies, showing, ex ante, that their planned interventions will have a positive effect. Thus the scope of government would spontaneously be reduced to its congruent portion.

    Here is a formidable source of data on climate change, courtesy of prof. Lindzen (MIT) from a CEI presentation a couple of weeks ago. Once more, he reminds us that many statements bandied about and accepted as gospel truths are in fact serious distortions and sometimes outright contrary even to authorities such as the IPCC.

  • Join CFACT in Berlin!

    Climate Change Reconsidered Join CFACT for an International Conference on Climate Change Friday December 4, 2009, Hotel Melia Berlin On the Eve of COP15, the UN Conference in Copenhagen, scientists and policy experts will gather at Berlin’s Melia Hotel to discuss the science, politics, economics and impacts of climate change. Almost daily new evidence arises […]