Rep. Dana Rohrabacher to Help Open Three-Day International Climate Conference in Las Vegas July 7

Published July 2, 2014

California Congressman and Outspoken Global Warming Skeptic Will
Give a Keynote Address at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), vice chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, will be part of the opening night of the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (#ICCC9) on Monday, July 7 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. He will deliver his keynote speech, titled “Global Warming as a Power Grab,” at 8:25 p.m. PDT.

“One of the traits of a fanatic is the willingness to conduct personal attacks, to limit debate, to use questionable facts and to seek government to impose policy on others,” Rohrabacher said.

Joe Bastardi, co-chief forecaster at Weatherbell Analytics and a frequent television guest for discussions about weather and climate, will precede Rep. Rohrabacher to deliver a keynote speech titled “When the Truth Is Found to Be Lies” at 8 p.m. PDT.

Both keynote presentations – and all three days of the conference – will be streamed live on the climate conference website starting at 7:45 p.m. PDT. The stream can also be viewed at

Click here for a full conference schedule.

“We’ve live-streamed part of our climate conferences in the past, but this is the first time we’ve offered every session on a live-stream to anyone, anywhere in the world,” said Jim Lakely, director of communications at The Heartland Institute. “We’re pleased to partner with to give this important conference even more exposure.

“There are no more excuses for those who say ‘the debate is over’ concerning climate science,” Lakely said. “The debate will be happening next week in Las Vegas, and you can watch it all with the click of a button.”

Click here to register for media credentials for the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, July 7–9.

Global Warming Debate
The debate over the causes and consequences of global warming (or “climate change”) is one of the great controversies of the modern era. While environmental activists and some politicians claim “the debate is over” and call for immediate action to reduce man-made greenhouse gas emissions, others say the science points to only a very small human impact – too small to warrant concern – and the costs of trying to prevent global warming far exceed the benefits.

Ninth International Conference on Climate Change
The Ninth International Conference on Climate Change is expected to attract nearly 1,000 speakers, scientists, and guests willing to question whether man-made global warming is a problem worth addressing. The event has 32 cosponsors and features 60 prominent scientists and economists as keynoters or panelists.

Ten awards will be given during plenary sessions at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change. For more information about the conference and a current list of award winners announced to date, visit

For more information about The Heartland Institute, or for media inquires, contact Director of Communications Jim Lakely at [email protected] or 312/377-4000.

The Heartland Institute is a 30-year-old national nonprofit organization headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.