Media Advisory: Heartland Institute to Host 6th International Conference on Climate Change in Washington

Published April 28, 2011

What: Sixth International Conference on Climate Change
Where: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC
When: June 30 and July 1, 2011

The Heartland Institute will host its sixth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-6) on June 30 and July 1 in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park. Heartland will be joined in Washington by dozens of think tank cosponsors and hundreds of scientists who dispute the claim that “the science is settled” on the causes, consequences, and policy implications of climate change.

Past conferences have taken place in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, and Sydney, Australia and have attracted more than 2,000 participants from 20 countries. The proceedings have been covered by ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, the BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Le Monde, and most other leading media outlets.

ICCC-6 will feature presentations by more than 21 scientists and economists commenting on the latest research on the causes, consequences, and policy implications of climate change. Speakers already confirmed include:

• Timothy Ball, Ph.D., a renowned environmental consultant and former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was recently sued for libel by Michael Mann, a professor and prominent figure in the Climategate scandal.

• Larry Bell endowed professor of space architecture at the University of Houston, a columnist at, and author of Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax.

• Alan Carlin, Ph.D., former senior analyst and manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In March 2009 he authored a highly critical internal review of EPA’s draft report on endangerment from greenhouse gases, which led him to become a whistle-blower.

• Robert “Bob” Carter, Hon. FRSNZ, research professor at James Cook University (Queensland, Australia), where he was head of the School of Earth Sciences between 1981 and 1999. He is author of Climate: The Counter Consensus.

• Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D., principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he directs a variety of climate research projects. He is the author of several books, including most recently, The Great Global Warming Blunder.

• Anthony Watts, a 25-year broadcast meteorology veteran and currently chief meteorologist for KPAY-AM radio. He hosts the popular climate change blog and a Web site at devoted to photographing and documenting the quality of weather stations across the U.S.

Past ICCCs have featured presentations by members of Congress, the president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, and scientists who view themselves as “skeptics” as well as “alarmists.” Atmospheric scientist Scott Denning, who believes in man-made global warming, spoke at ICCC-4 in 2010 and profusely thanked the organizers and attendees at the end of the conference. Hear his remarks here:

The theme of the conference is “End of the Delusion,” reflecting the fact that a majority of scientists and the general public now realize past claims of scientific consensus and predictions of climate catastrophes were simply wrong. The change in opinion arose from scientific scandals such as “Climategate,” admissions of errors and abuses of peer review in the research of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and new scientific discoveries related to the role of clouds and carbon dioxide in climate.

The ICCC-6 is open to the public. More information is available at Contact Tammy Nash for media credentials at [email protected] or 312-377-4000. For more information about The Heartland Institute, visit or contact Jim Lakely at [email protected] or 312/377-4000.
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