Supporter of Global Warming Theory Welcomed at ‘Skeptics’ Conference

Published May 20, 2010

(CHICAGO) Climate scientist A. Scott Denning, a supporter of the theory of anthropogenic global warming, addressed The Heartland Institute’s Fourth International Conference on Climate Change on two occasions during the conference’s May 16-18 run.

The majority of the 700 conference attendees–scientists, economists, lawmakers, policy analysts, and others–strongly disagree with Denning’s position, expressed during his Monday, May 17 panel presentation, “The Connection Between Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change.”

But Denning was warmly and respectfully received, leading him to request a second opportunity to address the audience. He was granted that opportunity at the May 18 closing luncheon, where he said,

“I want to thank you very much for inviting me to this conference. I have to say that I’ve learned a lot here. It was very gracious of [Heartland Institute Senior Fellow] James [Taylor] and of the organizers to bring me here. And I actually feel that it’s really too bad that more of my colleagues from the scientific community didn’t attend and haven’t in the past, and I hope that we can remedy that in the future.”

Denning’s remarks – and the applause he received throughout – are available on Freedom Pub.

Video of all presentations from the two-and-a-half-day conference are being posted on the Web site of the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change.