International climate skeptics gather in Las Vegas

By |2014-07-07T01:52:39+00:00July 7th, 2014|CFACT Insights, Guest Insights|5 Comments

From July 7 to 9, the ninth International Conference on Climate Change will convene in Las Vegas in a dramatic demonstration that “global warming” was a huge hoax and the claims that “climate change” is responsible for everything are a continuation of that fraud.

As a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based free market think tank, I attended its first climate change conference held in New York in 2009 to dispute the “science” advancing global warming.  I have been writing about the hoax that gained momentum since James Edward Hansen testified before congressional committees in 1988. From 1981 to 2013 Hansen had been the head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

Along with other government agencies like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA has been producing data that routinely tamper with climate statistics to maintain the hoax that gained an international platform with the creation of the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1998.

In June a Pew Research Center poll announced that 35% of Americans say there is not enough solid evidence to suggest mankind is warming the Earth, while another 18% says the world has warmed due to “natural patterns” and not human activity. That’s a total of 53% who disagree with the lies about climate change being told by President Obama and a host of politicians and scientists who have received millions to maintain the hoax. The poll also noted that 40% of Americans still believe that mankind is causing the planet to warm. They likely represent the cohort that has graduated from American schools whose curriculum has taught the Al Gore version of science.

haAmong the participants in Heartland’s 9th conference are Habibulio Abdussamatov (left), a Russian astrophysicist; Sonya Boehmer-Christiansen, a research analyst from Great Britain; Fred Goldberg, an associated professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden; Madhav Khandekar, a research analyst from Environment Canada; William Kinimonth who worked with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology for 38 years; and Lord Christopher Monckton, Viscount of Brenchley, a chief policy advisor to the Science and Public Policy Institute. They will be joined by American scientists, longtime skeptics of the hoax, often called “deniers” by those advocating it.

It is doubtful that the U.S. media will give much, if any, news coverage of the conference, but the eight previous conferences have done much to debunk and dispel the deluge of lies about the Earth’s climate.

Leading Heartland has been its president, Joseph Bast, who asks “How can there be a ‘scientific consensus’ on the causes or bastconsequences of climate change when thousands of scientists, economists, and policy experts attend conferences devoted to expressing the opposite theme, that the science is still unsettled and climate change is not a crisis?” In May Bast was joined by research scientist, Roy Spencer, in a Wall Street Journal commentary that debunked the lie that 97% of scientists support climate change, noting that “surveys of meteorologists repeatedly find a majority oppose the alleged consensus.”

Heartland has been a sponsor of the Non-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, a rival to the UN’s IPCC that continues to issue reports filled with claims of climate-related threats to mankind. The Obama Administration recently released its National Climate Assessment echoing the IPCC claims, blaming all climate events on humankind. Common sense tells us that that events like Hurricane Arthur are natural and reflect the 4.5 billion year old Earth’s ongoing and ever-changing climate cycles.

Indeed, the Earth has been in a cooling cycle for seventeen years, something the climate change advocates are calling “a pause” in their global warming claims. Unknown to most Americans is that the Earth is at the end of its 11,500-year-old inter-glacial cycle, suggesting that we are all in for a new ice age.

The global warming/climate change hoax is rooted in the claim that “greenhouse gases,” primarily carbon dioxide (CO2), have caused the warming that is not occurring. Ironically, CO2 continues to accelerate in the atmosphere and, rather than a cause for concern, represent very good news for every piece of vegetation from crops to forests.   CO2 is as vital to their existence as oxygen is for humans and all other animals. The Earth has had periods when its presence was much higher.

The conference expects to draw several hundred attendees this year, but those who want to follow its panels, lectures, and discussions can do so via the Heartland website that will live-stream them. It can be followed as well via Twitter @HeartlandInst and on Facebook at using the hashtag #ICCC9. Heartland will post the sessions on its YouTube page after the conference ends.

We all owe a debt of gratitude to the skeptics who have courageously disputed the global warming/climate change hoax and to The Heartland Institute that has provided a platform for them to gather to continue their efforts to educate a public that has been deluged by a massive deception.


  1. Peter July 15, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    While I am delighted that the ridiculous projections of the AGW cultists are at last being shown to be false, I am concerned about the equally dodgy projections of an imminent ice age.

    In this article it is stated that we are at the end of an 11,500 yr interglacial cycle and suggests that “we are all in for a new ice age”. The same statement has been made in several media recently.

    Will we never learn? This statement is as wild and unsubstantiated as AGW.

    We emerged from the last ice age about 12,000 years ago and the middle of the last ice age was only about 20,000 years ago. The ice age cycle is 100,000 years, so the peak of the interglacial – the warmest part of the cycle – will be reached about 50,000 years after the middle of the last ice age. At this point Earth will imperceptibly begin the next 50,000 year cooling into the next ice age.
    This is confirmed by the current measurement of the eccentricity of Earth’s orbit, which is 1.6%. At the peak of the interglacial it is nearly zero, certainly less than 1%, so there is a way to go yet.
    In our excitement at seeing the facts emerge, let us not embrace a new lunacy.

    The eccentricity cycle which drives ice ages clearly shows that the

    • Arationofreason May 12, 2016 at 8:43 PM

      Don’t confuse the real ice age cycles which you have apparently researched well, with a ‘mini’ ice age cycle based on solar activity which would be at most a 2 deg C depression of temperature ah la the last one we have been returning from since about 1860. The sun is acting up similar to the way it did starting our previous minimum around the 1500’s and based on this similarity it is a reasonable guess that in may actually repeat the last cold cycle. This is an observation of solar behavior not some calculation based on wacky physics of CO2 green house warming/cooling calculation.

  2. Burl Henry August 4, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    All of the wrming that occurred 1970 – 2000 was simply a side effect of the Clean Air Acts and similar efforts abroad. Cleaner air allows greater insollation and, hence, surface warming!

    Google: “$30,000 Climate Change Challenge – Clean Air Act” which explains the above in greater detail, and so far has not been refuted (allthough a botched attempt was made to do so)

    Currently, warming due to continued efforts to reduce air pollution in the West are being offset by the massive pollution from the East, resulting in the “pause”

  3. VACornell February 10, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    Can you produce a chart of eccentricity vs cold periods…?
    This would confirm its effects..
    Vern Cornell

  4. Arationofreason May 12, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    Our problem is not with the political process which will always seize upon, or indeed create any meme which it deems useful to its desire for ever expanding control of power and money. This abomination will always be with us and is sadly a condition of mankind as history so poignantly teaches us. Our problem is with our inability build an independent institution with the strength to resist this corrupting influence and to clean house and demand (active) honesty in the scientific community in the face of overwhelming corrupting government or any other entity’s financial interference. Apparently it will require a societal change from the ground up starting in our educational institutions and building a financially stronger and independent financial structure to support the institution of science. Sadly, apparently we are no longer able to depend on our educational institutions to function as an honest broker and protect the independence of science from these corrupting influences. The day of the lone genius toiling alone in his attic, or even within the academic community, finding new truth and singlehandedly changing our collective understanding of reality have sadly come to an end, if it ever existed.

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