Posts Tagged ‘climate debate’

Finding common ground with climate-change contrarians

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Source: UCAR Magazine

Scott Denning is a professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University.

by Scott Denning, Colorado State University

[SPPI is pleased to have been invited to co-sponsor this event]

At least this year they didn’t bring hockey sticks! In late June I attended the Heartland Institute’s 6th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC) in Washington DC. This was the second time the organizers invited me to the conference. Every attendee at last year’s conference was handed a two-foot-long hockey stick to reinforce Heartland’s complaints about what they see as an incorrect interpretation of published 1000-year temperature proxy reconstructions. Perhaps unsurprisingly, nearly every speaker at the meeting denounced the climate change science consensus, lambasted mitigation policy, or delved into details about solar cycles and natural climate variability.  

Scott Denning is a professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University.

This year Heartland senior fellow James Taylor invited me to present at ICCC, even though he knew I would deliver a very strong and persuasive case for the physical basis of anthropogenic climate change and the dire need for an aggressive policy response. At the meeting, I was treated with respect and even warmth despite my vehement disagreement with most of the other presenters. Heartland gave me a very prominent platform: both an hour-long keynote debate over lunch with Prof. Roy Spencer and a 15-minute plenary presentation in the final panel of the meeting. (more…)

Australian Press Club Debate on Global Warming

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Source: News Busters

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/07/21/global-warming-debate-al-gore-refused-have

Australian National Press Club debate on global warming and policy responses, on July 19, 2011.

Dr. Denniss v. Lord Christopher Monckton

To Quote Sir Robin’s Minstrel: “They Bravely Ran Away, Away”

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Source: Powerline

by Steven Hayward

Some years ago–1997 in fact–I was invited to participate in a climate change group grope in Denver hosted by former Colorado Senator Tim Wirth, who left the Senate first for a Clinton Administration State Department post, and then to be the head of the UN Foundation, an entity set in motion by Ted Turner’s billion-dollar pledge to the United Nations–a pledge that Turner later had to renege on after his fortunes shrank in the aftermath of the disastrous AOL-Time Warner merger. But that’s another story. (more…)

Climate I: Is the debate over?

Saturday, March 13th, 2010