The Other Side of the Global Warming ‘Crisis’

Published February 14, 2008

(Chicago, IL – February 14, 2008) Global warming from greenhouse gases remains one of the most controversial policy issues of the day. Although many scientists support the view that climate change is a crisis, many–including highly regarded scientists at major universities around the world–are skeptical that this is the case.

Their case, “Global Warming: Truth or Swindle,” will be presented at an international conference scheduled for March 2-4, 2008, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel in New York City, sponsored by The Heartland Institute. Hundreds of the world’s leading scientists, economists, and policy analysts will explore the key issues overlooked by advocates of the theory of man-made global warming:

  • How much of global warming is natural and how much is man-made?
  • How reliable are forecasts of climate 10 or 100 years in the future?
  • How costly would it be to realistically reduce emissions?
  • Would “cap-and-trade” programs work as well as their advocates predict?
  • Who profits from global warming?

Among the internationally renowned speakers at the conference will be:

  • Dr. Roy Spencer, Principal Research Scientist, University of Alabama – Huntsville
  • Dr. Patrick Michaels, Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
  • Dr. Tim Ball, former Professor of Climatology, University of Winnipeg, Canada
  • Dr. Vincent Gray, Executive Director, New Zealand Climate Coalition, New Zealand
  • Dr. S. Fred Singer, Distinguished Research Professor, George Mason University
  • Dr. Willie Soon, Chief Science Advisor, Science and Public Policy Institute
  • Dr. Robert Balling – Professor of Climatology, Arizona State University
  • Dr. Bob Carter, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia
  • Dr. David Legates, Professor of Climatology, University of Delaware
  • Dr. Paul Reiter, Professor, Institute Pasteur, Paris, France
  • Dr. George Taylor, Professor of Climatology, Oregon State University
  • Dr. David Henderson, Visiting Professor, Westminster School of Business, London, England

Media registration will be in the press room (to be designated) at the Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway).

CONTACT: James M. Taylor ([email protected]), Heartland’s senior fellow for environment policy or Harriette Johnson ([email protected]), Heartland media relations manager.

For more information on The Heartland Institute and the conference program visit