Heartland Institute Sets Schedule for Seventh International Conference on Climate Change

May 15, 2012

Addresses by Vaclav Klaus, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, NASA astronauts
supplement panels on science and economics of climate change

The Heartland Institute today announced a finalized schedule for the Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-7), taking place in Chicago on May 21–23. Speaking at dinner Monday night will be Czech President Vaclav Klaus, who holds a Ph.D. in economics and has been a vocal critic of climate change alarmism.

Breakfast on Tuesday, May 22 will feature a panel discussion by two Apollo astronauts – Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17) and Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7) – as well as two former NASA engineers. They will discuss why they signed a letter with dozens of other NASA alumni warning the agency that its promotion of “unproven and unsupported remarks” on global warming is damaging NASA’s reputation.

At lunch on Tuesday, May 22, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) vice-chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, will deliver a speech and take questions from the audience. Sensenbrenner’s committee has jurisdiction over the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, NASA, NOAA, and several other federal agencies.

See more details below, or click here to view a full schedule.

What: Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-7)

Theme: Real Science, Real Choices

Where: Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

When: Monday, May 21 – Wednesday, May 23, 2012, overlapping the NATO Summit also taking place in Chicago, on May 19–21.

Media: Open to all media. Request press credentials here.

The Heartland Institute will be joined by dozens of think tank cosponsors and hundreds of scientists who understand the need for a real debate about the causes, consequences, and policy implications of climate change.

This year’s theme is “Real Science, Real Choices.” Each of 11 panel discussions and eight keynote/meal presentations will address a particular issue or aspect of the climate change debate. Check out the ICCC-7 page often for regular updates on the conference.


Some highlights of the conference include:

Some keynote addresses:

  • Joe Bastardi of WeatherBELL: Global Sea Ice, Accumulated Cyclone Energy, and How it Explains the Climate
  • Roger Helmer, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Great Britain
  • Sebastian Lüning, author, Die kalte Sonne (The Cold Sun): The Medieval Warm Period within the Context of Millennial Scale Climate Cycles
  • Brian Sussman, author, Eco-Tyranny and Climategate: Global Whining

Titles of some of the 11 panel discussions:

  • Climate History and Physics
  • Extreme Weather Events
  • Attribution: What Causes Climate Change?
  • Measuring Climate Change and its Impacts
  • Limits of Renewable Energy
  • Social and Economic Factors

Visit the conference Web site for full information, including promotional videos, speaker bios, schedule, logistical information, and more.


Attendance Information

ICCC-7 is open to the public. Registration is required. Deadline to register is May 18. More information is available at the conference Web site. For media credentials, register here or contact Tammy Nash at tnash@heartland.org or 312/377-4000. For more information about The Heartland Institute, visit our Web site or contact Jim Lakely at jlakely@heartland.org or 312/377-4000.

Get Twitter updates of the conference by following @HeartlandInst and the hashtag #ICCC7.

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