PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Available for Media Interviews at UN Dubai Climate Conference (COP28)

Published November 30, 2023
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“Climate activists and Third World hucksters will descend on the UN climate conference in Dubai next week demanding America pay climate ‘reparations’ for fictitious climate harms.”

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (November 30, 2023) – Heartland Institute president James Taylor will attend the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) climate conference in Dubai from December 3-6 and will be available for in-person and remote interviews live from Dubai.

Taylor and The Heartland Institute will join the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) presenting a welcome dose of climate realism to an event that will otherwise peddle scientifically debunked alarmist UN fantasies.

Climate activists are pushing hard at Dubai for agreement on massive “climate reparations” from western democracies to largely autocratic Third World nations. However, Heartland and CFACT will call attention to the massive net benefits of carbon dioxide and a modestly warming world.

“Climate activists and Third World hucksters will descend on the UN climate conference in Dubai next week demanding America pay climate ‘reparations’ for fictitious climate harms,” said Heartland Institute President James Taylor. “Yet, more CO2 and a modestly warming Earth are stimulating record global crop yields, stimulating a burst of global vegetation, and saving millions of lives each year from excessive cold. Joe Biden wants to borrow money from the world’s largest emitter, China, in order for Americans to pay ‘reparations’ to China and other Third World dictators whose nations are actually benefiting from so-called climate change.”

Heartland and CFACT will also call out the hypocrisy of thousands of people – most of whom are climate activists – spewing millions of tons of carbon dioxide to travel to the resort city of Dubai to tell the rest of the world to stop flying on airplanes, stop taking travel vacations, and stop eating meat and other “luxurious” food items.

“More carbon dioxide will be emitted because of the conference and by its attendees’ participation than will be prevented by any enforceable agreement they actually develop at COP 28,” said H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., director of The Heartland Institute’s Arthur B. Robinson Center for Climate and Environmental Policy. “Leaving aside the hyperbolic assertions made by well-paid climate alarmists in the scientific and NGO communities and the outputs of deeply flawed climate models, there is no actual evidence humans are causing catastrophic global warming, or that the modest warming that has occurred over the past century and half has produced harm. On the contrary, humans have benefitted from a slightly warmer, more verdant and fecund world.”

A concise and compelling summary of climate science contradicting climate emergency propaganda can be found at and – two websites published by The Heartland Institute.

To schedule an interview with Taylor contact Heartland Institute Vice President and Director of Communications Jim Lakely at [email protected] or call/text his cell at 312-731-9364.

The Heartland Institute is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1984 and headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our website or call 312/377-4000.