The First International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-1) took place in March 2008 in New York City. One hundred speakers and panelists came from 26 countries to prove that leading scientists and economists from around the world dispute the claim that global warming is a crisis. More than 500 people attended the conference, which generated global press attention.
The next conference, ICCC-2, took place in March 2009 once again in New York City. This time the theme was “Global Warming: Was It Ever Really a Crisis?” Once again speakers and guests came from around the world and the audience grew to more than 700 people. The conference demonstrated that the number of global warming “realists” is growing rapidly, and the scientific community is turning against alarmism.
The Third International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-3) took place in June 2009 in Washington, DC. This scaled-down one-day version of the conference, just three months after the second conference, attracted a standing-room-only audience and featured presentations by leading scientists as well as three members of Congress. It took our key message — that global warming is not a crisis — directly to the nation’s capital and elected officials.
The Fourth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-4) took place in May 2010 in Chicago, Illinois, addressing the theme “Reconsidering the Science and Economics.” The speakers and audience considered how new scientific discoveries have cast doubt on how much of the warming of the twentieth century was natural and how much was man-made, and governments around the world are beginning to confront the astronomical cost of reducing emissions. Economists, meanwhile, are calculating that the cost of slowing or stopping global warming exceeds the social benefits.
The Fifth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-5) was held on Oct. 1, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. The day-long event was part of the Pacific Rim Policy Exchange, sponsored by Heartland, Americans for Tax Reform, the Property Rights Alliance, and the Institute of Public Affairs. Presentations included: ”The Political State of Play of Climate Change Policy in Australia” by Sen. Cory Bernardi, “The Reconstruction of Past Sea-Level Change: Policy Implications,” by Bob Carter, “Lower CO2 Levels: Costs, Benefits and Possibilities” by economist Alan Moran, and “Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt?” by David Evans.
Last year, we held The Sixth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-6) on June 30 – July 1 in Washington, DC. The two-day event addressed the theme “Restoring the Scientific Method.”