PJTV to Cover Climate Conference Live

Published May 13, 2010

Live coverage of the eight keynote speeches at the fourth International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago will be streamed online by Pajamas Media’s PJTV.

The two-year-old PJTV network also will tape and stream selected breakout sessions of the conference, which will bring together more than 700 scientists, economists, policymakers, and interested citizens under the theme “Reconsidering the science and economics of climate change.”

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“Climategate is hotter than ever, especially after the introduction Wednesday (May 12) of Sens. Kerry and Lieberman’s American Power Act,” said Roger L. Simon, CEO of Pajamas Media. “New evidence calls into question the impact human activity had on global temperatures in the 20th Century. Nonetheless, many opinion leaders and members of Congress fail to discuss these new scientific discoveries that dismantle the liberal agenda. PJTV is excited to bring viewers a different part of the debate than is portrayed on Capitol Hill or in the mainstream media.”
Conference-goers will hear presentations from 75 experts about new scientific discoveries that force researchers to reassess humans’ impact on global warming. Additionally, economists will weigh the cost of slowing or stopping global warming against the perceived social benefits.

PJTV-a division of Pajamas Media-debuted online at the 2008 Republican National Convention, and since then has evolved into the first center-right online television network, broadcasting over the Internet from its headquarters in El Segundo, California.

Scheduled coverage will begin at 7:25 p.m. CDT Sunday, May 16, with moon walker and former astronaut Harrison Schmitt, Ph.D., speaking on “Constitutional Constraints Related to Climate and Energy.” Coverage will continue with Steve McIntyre, a key investigator of events that led to the exposure of the Climategate scandal.

PJTV’s keynote coverage continues at 7:15 a.m. CDT Monday with the Cato Institute’s Pat Michaels, Ph.D., outlining new scientific data on global temperatures that requires the EPA to reopen its finding that carbon dioxide endangers human health, and former Virginia governor George Allen on “A Winning American Energy Game Plan.”

Other scheduled keynoters are: Monday lunch session, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and MIT meteorologist Richard Lindzen, Ph.D.; Tuesday breakfast, Heartland Institute Science Director Jay Lehr, Ph.D., on scientific credibility in the wake of Climategate, and Roy Spencer, Ph.D., principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Coverage concludes with Tuesday’s lunch session with economist Julian Morris, Ph.D., presenting “A Fable for Carbon Traders,” and Lord Christopher Monckton, former science advisor to UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, on “Global Warming: The Trojan Horse That Menaces Global Freedom.”

The conference is produced by The Heartland Institute, a 26-year-old Chicago-based think tank that in 2008 and 2009 hosted three international conferences challenging the claim that a consensus exists among scientists that global warming has brought the Earth to a crisis point and that human activity primarily is to blame.

Complimentary registration is available to qualified print, broadcast, and online journalists. For more information about the presenters, topics, and agenda, contact Dan Miller or Tammy Nash at The Heartland [email protected] or [email protected] visit http://www.heartland.org.

The nonprofit Heartland Institute is funded by 1,700 donors. No corporate donor provides more than 5 percent of its $7 million annual budget.