Heartland Institute Rebuttal of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco

Published September 14, 2018

The Heartland Institute, the world’s leading think tank pushing back at climate alarmism with scientific data, live-streamed two panel discussions of scientists and climate policy experts as “counter programming” of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Heartland streamed here on Thursday, September 13, 2018 and here on Friday, September 14, 2018 from the conference center of The Independent Institute in Oakland, across the Bay. 

PARTICIPANTS: James Taylor, senior fellow, The Heartland Institute; Jay Lehr, Ph.D., science director, The Heartland Institute; Terry L. Gannon, Ph.D., The Independent Institute; Richard Keen, Ph.D., meteorology instructor (emeritus), University of Colorado, Boulder; Stanley Goldenberg, hurricane meteorologist; Tom Harris, president, International Climate Science Coalition.
Day 1 archive of the live-stream:

Day 2 archive of the live-stream:



California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is hosting the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, featuring liberal activists, entertainment celebrities, government officials, and very few scientistsProminent participants include Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Van Jones, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, Nancy Pelosi, Al Gore, Dave Matthews, Jay Inslee, Bill de Blasio, John Kerry, and George Schultz.

While Global Climate Action Summit speakers attempt to make the case for heavy-handed government action to restrict carbon dioxide, The Heartland Institute’s program will feature interactive panel discussions fact-checking the summit presentations and pointing out the scientific and economic data supporting climate realism.

The Heartland Institute’s Thursday panel discussion will coincide with Global Climate Action Summit lunch break. Heartland’s Friday panel discussion will coincide with a planned break and subsequent political calls to action at the summit.
“The Global Climate Action Summit perfectly illustrates the hollow nature of calls for government restrictions on carbon dioxide,” said Heartland Institute Senior Fellow James Taylor. “An extensive lineup of leftist activists will be making yet another attempt to grow government and restriction human liberty, this time in the name of saving the planet. We look forward to presenting the facts and logic that expose the foolishness and harmfulness of this leftist agenda.”
Heartland Institute Senior Fellow James Taylor, the organizer and participant of this event, is available for additional comments or an interview on your radio or TV program. Please contact Director of Communications Jim Lakely at [email protected] or text/call 312-731-9364.
The Heartland Institute is a 34-year-old national nonprofit organization headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. It has hosted 12 International Conferences on Climate Change since 2009, and two America First Energy Conferences in 2017 and 2018.