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    Top 10 Reads: August 16, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. And check out the new e-newsletter from Ben Domenech, a research fellow for The Heartland Institute. It’s called The Transom and you can subscribe here. A malfunctioning ‘reset’ – Ed Feulner, … More

    Sea Level Rises...What Sea Level Rises?

    Another one of the standout presentations at the Heartland Institute’s fourth International Conference on Climate Change was the one by Nils-Axel Morner, former emeritus head of the paleogeophysics and geodynamics department at Stockholm University. His talk focused on sea level increases and the difference between observed data and the Intergovernmental … More

    Living Longer in a Warming World

    Indur Goklany was involved with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as an author, U.S. delegate and reviewer since before its inception. His focuses are climate change and economic development, among others, and his presentation at Heartland’s 4th International Climate Change Conference on global warming and mortality was one of … More

    Climategate before Climategate

    The Heartland Institute’s International Climate Change Conference commenced in Chicago last night, bringing together some of the world’s leading climatologists who offer dissenting views from the mainstream “global warming is a serious, human-induced problem” view. This year 73 scientists, economists, and policy analysts from 23 countries will present to over … More

    Global Warming Conference: A Warning on Warming Predictions

    Dr. Roy Spencer, a meteorologist at the University of Alabama and someone who works frequently with NASA’s science team, is the keynote speaker at lunch. He blogs here and explains very well why the IPCC model predicts too much warming; in fact, his latest post “A Layman’s Explanation of Why … More

    Global Warming Conference: The Science of Climate Change

    The first panel at the Heartland Institute today brings together four of the world’s best scientists when it comes to climate change study. The first speaker is Anthony Watts, creator of the website SufaceStations.org, “created in response to the realization that very little physical site survey data exists for the … More

    Global Warming Conference: Why all the Alarmism?

    The Chicago-based Heartland Institute is hosting its Third International Conference on Climate Change and its second this year. The event, taking place in Washington DC, has a lot of the same players as the second conference but all of them are worth hearing again. It’s a group of climatologists, scientists, … More

    Heartland Update: Warming and Cooling in the North Pacific

    Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) is a long-lived El Niño-like pattern of Pacific climate variability. Primarily found in the North Pacific, PDO moves through warm phases and cool phases that last from ten years to forty years at a time. George Taylor’s talk, The Pacific Decadal Oscillation: A Dominant Mode of … More

    Heartland Update: Climate Change Modeling and the Sun’s Effect on Global Temperature

    The final day of the conference begins with breakfast with the Honorable John Henry Sununu, former governor of New Hampshire and former White House Chief of Staff under George H.W. Bush. Sununu, as Heritage analyst Ben Lieberman often notes, asserts that the global warming environmental activists are anti-growth, anti-development proponents … More

    Heartland Update: Climate Engineering and the Fallacies in the EPA’s ANPR

    Dr. Patrick Michaels, professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia and Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute discussed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR). The EPA bureaucracy is trying to circumvent Congressional legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and regulate carbon dioxide … More