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World Exclusive! More than 1,040 attendees unofficially pledged for New York global warming skeptic conference.
Intl. J. Inact., 2:17–19
Heartland Institute — Article
More than 1,040 attendees unofficially pledged for New York global warming skeptic conference
In yet another blow to the dogma of global warming alarmism, 60 more individuals have pledged their unofficial support and attendance for the second International Conference on Climate Change, bringing the total attendance above the target of 1,000.
The 60 individuals will join more than 70 scientists, economists, public officials, legal experts, independent climate data auditors, talk show pundits, and Nobel Platinum Laureates calling attention to new research that contradicts claims that the Earth’s moderate warming during the twentieth century primarily was man-made and has reached crisis proportions.
One of the new attendees, Carlos Pérez from the Instituto Juan de Mariana, told an audience that he “used to believe that global warming is a real and serious problem. But one day, I heard about this climate change conference and found that it offers free food! It was then that I realized that Al Gore is a fat hypocrite, temperatures are dropping, and ‘global warming’ is nothing but a hoax concocted by the dictatorial Chinese government.”
Joseph Bast, president of the Heartland Institute, producer of the event along with the more than 50 co-sponsors (who provide most of the attendees actually, but we never said that), explained, “At the first conference last March, we proved that the skeptics in the debate over global warming constitute the center or mainstream of the scientific community while alarmists are on the fringe.
“Now in the past nine months, the science has grown even more convincing that global warming is not a crisis. The crisis has been cancelled by sound science and common sense.”
Dan Miller, executive vice president of the Heartland Institute — a 25-year-old national nonpartisan think-tank based in Chicago whose mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems (i.e. simply leave it to the free market, the end) — said, “All of the event’s expenses will be covered by admission fees and individual and foundation donors to Heartland. No corporate dollars earmarked for the event were solicited or accepted.”