• “I am heartened by the knowledge that we here gathered today will fight on – for honest science, affordable energy, accountable government, and better lives for billions of people — and against the dark forces of climate fanaticism. I also know we are being joined by more and more countries, as they increasingly understand the true nature of this ideological conflict.”

    Paul Driessen
    Panel 21: Global Warming as a Social Movement

    The Ninth International Conference on Climate Change, which took place on July 7-9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, attracted some 650 scientists, economists, policy experts, and guests willing to question whether man-made global warming is a problem worth addressing. The event was hosted by The Heartland Institute, had 32 cosponsors, and featured 64 keynoters and panelists.

    Ten awards were given for life-time achievement, courage in defending climate science, effective communication, and more during five plenary sessions.

    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.

    For more information about The Heartland Institute, or for media inquires, contact Director of Communications Jim Lakely at jlakely@heartland.org or 312/377-4000.


    The live-stream ended July 9. The player below contains the keynote and award sessions.

    Click on the links below the player to view breakout sesssions.

    Tweet about the conference using #ICCC9 and @HeartlandInst

    (Click on the titles below to view the instant-archive videos.)

    Monday, July 7

    7:45 PM PDT

    Keynote Addresses

    Joe Bastardi and Hon. Dana Rohrabacher
    Awards to: Sherwood Idso and Willie Soon


    Tuesday, July 8

    8:00 AM PDT

    Keynote Addresses

    Dr. Patrick Moore and John Coleman
    Awards to: Patrick Moore and E. Calvin Beisner

    10:00 AM PDT

    PANEL 1: Climate Change and the Hydrosphere

    Dr. William Kininmonth, Dr. William Gray, and Dr. Roy Spencer (Moderator: Dr. John Dunn)

    PANEL 2: Carbon Taxes and the Social Cost of Carbon

    Ken Haapala, Marlo Lewis, and Dr. David Kreutzer  (Moderator: James Johnston)

    PANEL 3: Combating Climate Myths with Science and Facts

    Tom Harris, James M. Taylor, and Anthony Watts  (Moderator: Norman Rogers)

    11:30 AM PDT

    PANEL 4: NIPCC versus IPCC: Physical Science

    Dr. Willie Soon, Dr. S. Fred Singer, and Dr. Robert Carter  (Moderator: Craig Idso)

    PANEL 5: Who Benefits from Alarmism?

    Ron Arnold, Dr. Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen, and Larry Bell  (Moderator: James Johnston)

    PANEL 6: The Right Climate Stuff

    Thomas Wysmuller, Dr. Hal Doiron, and Walter Cunningham  (Moderator: Leighton Steward)

    1:15 PM PDT

    Keynote Addresses

    Dr. Patrick Michaels and  Hon. George Christensen
    Awards to: Tom Harris and Alan Carlin

    2:45 PM PDT

    PANEL 7: Solar Science and Climate

    Dr. Sebastian Luning, Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov, and Dr. Willie Soon  (Moderator: Dr. Jay Lehr)

    PANEL 8: Costs and Benefits of Renewable Energy

    Dr. Howard Hayden, Steve Goreham, and Marita Noon  (Moderator: Tiffany Roberts)

    PANEL 9: Communicating Climate Change: The Blogosphere

    Marc Morano, Tony Heller, and Russell Cook  (Moderator: Craig Rucker)

    4:15 PM PDT

    PANEL 10: All Things Cold – Ice Age Conditions, the Cryosphere, and the Recent Cold Winters

    Dr. Howard Hayden, Joseph D’Aleo, and Dr. Fred Goldberg  (Moderator: Dr. Craig Idso)

    PANEL 11: Climate Change, Human Health, and Adaptation

    Dr. Craig Loehle, Dr. John Dale Dunn, and Myron Ebell  (Moderator: Samual T. Karnick)

    PANEL 12: International Perspectives on Climate Change

    Lord Christopher Monckton, Hon. Barry Brill, and Dr. Sebastian Luning  (Moderator: Dr. Madhav Khandekar)

    Wednesday, July 9

    8:00 AM PDT

    Keynote Addresses

    Dr. Roy Spencer and Dr. Jay Lehr
    Awards to: Art Robinson and Roy Spencer

    10:00 AM PDT

    PANEL 13: Climate Change, Water, and Human Well Being

    Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, Dr. Nils-Axel Morner, and Dr. S. Fred Singer  (Moderator: Dr. John Dunn)

    PANEL 14: Weather and Climate Change

    Dr. Madhav Khandekar, Joe Bastardi, and Stanley Goldenberg  (Moderator: Paul Driessen)

    PANEL 15: How Reliable Are Temperature Records? Is Global Warming Rapid and Dangerous?

    Anthony Watts and Richard Keen  (Moderator: Norman Rogers)

    11:30 AM PDT

    PANEL 16: NIPCC versus IPCC: Biological Impacts

    Dr. Craig Loehle and Dr. Craig Idso  (Moderator: Craig Rucker)

    PANEL 17: Peer Review, Herding, and the Reliability of Climate Science

    Dr. Patrick Michaels, Dr. Tim Ball, and Dr. Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen  (Moderator: Tom Harris)

    PANEL 18: New Estimates of Climate Sensitivity

    Robert Armstrong, Dr. Anthony Lupo, and Dr. Olavi Karner  (Moderator: Norman Rogers)

    1:00 PM PDT

    Keynote Address

    Lord Christopher Monckton
    Awards to: Fred Singer and Surprise Recipient

    3:00 PM PDT

    PANEL 19: Looking Ahead: Future Climates

    Dr. Don Easterbrook, Willis Eschenbach, and Dr. Terrence Flower  (Moderator: Marlo Lewis)

    PANEL 20: The Global Warming Debate in Australia

    Hon. George Christensen, Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, and Dr. William Kininmonth  (Moderator: Dr. Robert Carter)

    PANEL 21: Global Warming as a Social Movement

    Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, Paul Driessen, and Peter Ferrara  (Moderator: Rep. Pat Garofalo)