Four New Cosponsors Named for ‘Climate Skeptics’ Conference

Published February 1, 2008

(Chicago, Illinois – February 1, 2008) Four public policy research organizations have joined a growing list of sponsors for the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change.

The event, organized by The Heartland Institute, a national nonpartisan think tank based in Chicago, will be held March 2-4 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Times Square in New York.

More than 300 leading scientists, policy experts, and economists from around the globe will come together to explore key issues overlooked by advocates of the theory of man-made global warming.

The two-day conference will offer five tracks of concurrent sessions covering the science, economics, and politics of climate change.

The event’s co-sponsors will recruit speakers and guests and promote the event. The four newly committed co-sponsors are (in alphabetical order):

Cascade Policy Institute — Founded in 1991, Cascade Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research and educational organization that focuses on state and local issues in Oregon. Its mission is to develop and promote public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility, and economic opportunity. It promotes property rights, incentives, markets and decentralized decision-making, advancing these values by sharing its research with the public, the media, and state and local lawmakers through publications, educational programs, community forums and special events.

Contact: John Charles
President and CEO
phone 503/242-0900
[email protected]

Competitive Enterprise Institute — Founded in Washington, DC in 1984, CEI is nationally recognized as a leading voice on a broad range of regulatory issues, from free-market approaches to environmental policy, to antitrust and technology policy, to risk regulation. It produces groundbreaking research on a wide range of issues, and then actively defends and promotes that work at all phases of the public policy debate.

Contact: Myron Ebell
Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy
phone 202/331-0640
[email protected]

National Center for Policy Analysis — Founded at the University of Dallas in 1983, NCPA seeks to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector. Its “E-Team” is one of the largest collections of energy and environmental policy experts and scientists who believe in sound science and that economic prosperity and protecting the environment can go hand and hand. The team seeks to correct misinformation and promote sensible solutions to energy and environment problems.

Contact: H. Sterling Burnett
Senior Fellow
phone 972/386-6272
[email protected]

Science and Public Policy Institute — SPPI is dedicated to sound public policy based on sound science. It encourages legislators to use science and fact, separating reality from rhetoric, to develop beneficial policies without unintended consequences that might threaten the life, liberty, and prosperity of the citizenry. It focuses on the dissemination of scientifically accurate climate-related research and commentary and also works with the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change to address new areas of science-based environmental policy education, such as claims about the effect of mercury and methyl mercury on human health.

Contact: Robert Ferguson
Executive Director
phone 202/288-5699
[email protected]

To view the tentative schedule or register for this event, please visit

Additional cosponsors and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information about the event, contact James Taylor, senior fellow for environment at The Heartland Institute, at 941-776-5690 or email at [email protected]. For more information about The Heartland Institute, please contact Harriette Johnson, media relations manager at 312/377-4000 or email at [email protected].