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 that challenges the IPCC's position on man-made climate change. People around the world are paying closer attention and questioning the merits of the UN's policy forcing the UN and many governments into a scramble to cement their climate policies before the momentum shifts further against [...]
Event marks second gathering of climate realists in a year On 17 April, an audience of 80 assembled in the Parliament of the State of Berlin, Germany, to listen to the latest findings of climate science. Under the patronage of the FDP-group, supported by the European Climate and Energy Institute and CFACT Europe, a range of top speakers presented their views on the issue. Great expectations had been linked to the event, and some political pressure had been put on the organizers. […]
“This is a truly historic event, the first international conference devoted to answering questions overlooked by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.” said Joseph Bast, President of the Heartland, a Chicago-based think tank, at the opening of the event. And he continued: “We’re asking questions such as: how reliable are the data used to document the recent warming trend? how much of the modern warming is natural, and how much is likely the result of human activities? how reliable are the computer models used to forecast future climate conditions? and is reducing emissions the best or only response to possible climate [...]
What better to celebrate than individual freedom? For the third year in a row CFACT Europe joined conservative and libertarian leaders to raise a glass to liberty at CNE’s Capitalist Ball on 12th October at the usual venue, the Concert Noble, in Brussels. […]
On October 11, CFACT Europe's Executive Director Dr. Holger Thuss presented Edgar Gaertner's new "Eco-Nihilism. A Critique of Political Ecology" (Öko-Nihilismus. Eine Kritik der Politischen Ökologie) at a private reception in the Brussels Renaissance Hotel. The many invited guests, mainly from the media, like-minded think tanks and assistants of MEPs, were able to listen to some introductory remarks by author Edgar Gaertner. There was also an opportunity to purchase sigend copies of the new book that was recently published with the support of CFACT Europe.
On May 30, CFACT Europe, together with the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) and the the German Free Market Institute, is co-hosting a conference on current climate affairs in Berlin (Germany). Key note speakers are Professor S. Fred Singer, University of Virginia, and Ernst Georg Beck, biologist, Freiburg (Germany). The event will take place at the German Free Market Institute and will be opened with a presentation of the Canadian documentary Climate Catastrophe Cancelled: What You're Not Being Told About the Science of Climate Change. While Prof. Singer will talk about the policies of the IPCC, Mr. [...]
LYMEC calls on Europe to rise to the challenge of globalization Around 150 representatives of various European liberal youth organizations gathered in Berlin this past weekend at the annual congress of LYMEC, their European umbrella organization. Top speakers included EU-Commissioners Verheugen (Enterprise and Industry) and Potocnik (science and research). […]
Dr. HOLGER THUSS (Wien) “Taxpayer and Environment Issues are Intertwined,” Dr. Thuss says. CFACT EUROPE’s Executive Director participated in the Third European Resource Bank Meeting, held in cooperation with the Annual Meeting of the World Taxpayer Associations from June 29 – July 2 in Vienna, Austria. The meetings bring together taxpayer and free market activists from around the globe to share ideas and strategy. “The interests of taxpayers and free market environmentalists throughout the world are interwoven. Wrong tax policies and counterproductive environmental measures often go hand in hand,” Dr. Thuss said. “Sharing our experiences of resisting red tape and high [...]