Global Warming Skeptics Gather in New York City

Published March 8, 2009

Nearly 700 scientists, economists, and policy experts from around the world gathered in New York City this evening for the opening dinner of the Second International Conference on Climate Change, hosted by The Heartland Institute and 59 cosponsoring organizations.

Meeting at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel, the group heard opening remarks from Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast and keynote addresses from Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic and of the European Union, and Richard Lindzen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the world’s leading experts in dynamic meteorology.

The Sunday evening keynote presentations are available online at That page will be updated throughout the conference, which runs through Tuesday, March 10, as additional speaker presentations become available.

The full conference program, including speaker bios and cosponsor information, is available online at

Swedish blogger Maggie Thauerskold will broadcast portions of the International Conference on Climate Change at her Web site,

For more information about the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change, visit or call 312/377-4000.