• PastPraise2

    Many thousands have attended The Heartland Institute’s
    eight previous International Conferences on Climate Change.

    You can see video of past conferences here.
    Read the testimony of past attendees and participants below.


    “Allow me to thank you for the outstanding climate change conference that the Heartland Institute hosted in New York City! Your organization performs an essential service to the American public by providing the truth on important issues that the media chooses to ignore at our peril.”

    — John Theon, Ph.D., retired senior NASA atmospheric scientist

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    “Thank you for inviting African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development (ACAHD) in Nigeria and making it possible for us to be a co-sponsor of ICCC2 in 2009. It was a great experience for me to be part of this laudable project. This will be the focus of the debate that I want to start in Africa, and I have resolved to build on this workshop and bring the debate closer to Africa.”

    — Paul Adepelumi, executive director, African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development

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    “ ‘Outstanding’ ‘Wonderful’ ‘Best Ever’ ‘Splendid’ ‘Spectacular.’ These are the remarks about the Heartland Institute’s 7th International Conference on Climate Change.”

    — Jim Rust, retired professor of nuclear engineering

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    “Thank you so much for the wonderful leadership that The Heartland Institute is providing in the whole climate area and for the excellent conference that you ran. The contribution that you are making is outstanding!”

    — Dr. Muriel Newman, New Zealand Centre for Political Research

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    “I am sitting in a major press conference in our building (AOML/NOAA) where the outlook for the 2012 hurricane season is being announced (was carried live on TWC). I have already been discussing the 7th ICCC with several people (media and scientists). I verified that our director (Dr Robert Atlas – formerly of NASA) watched some of the conference live. Others will look up the archived talks. …

    “Thank you again for all of Heartland’s hard work in putting together yet another powerful, informative conference. The level of expertise, the quality of the talks, the addition of some terrific new speakers, etc., all combined to make a conference that really hit the mark! And of course, the new relationships made by personal interactions will be invaluable.

    “I will continue to spread the word to my circle of influence about the material available online at ClimateConferences.Heartland.org.”

    — Stanley Goldenberg, meteorologist, Hurricane Research Division AOML/NOAA

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    “This was the best-run convention I have ever attended. You and your staff did a remarkable, thorough and professional job. The hotel staff was courteous, helpful and cheerful. I felt like I was eating on a cruise ship. The scientific presentations at the working sessions were well presented, interesting and informative. The keynote addresses were great, with the highlight for me being Lord Monckton’s knockout departing speech.”

    — Charlie Opalek, ICCC7 attendee

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    “I never enjoyed and profited as much from a conference. … I’m absolutely sure the Heartland Institute is doing the right thing and will be vindicated more and more as the years go on.”

    — Bill Gray, professor emeritus, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

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    “Thank you and your colleagues again for hosting an extraordinary conference that is having a significant impact on public opinion and policy making around the globe!”

    — Benny Peiser, social anthropologist, Liverpool John Moores University

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    “I think you will like to know that our effort communicating the 2009 Heartland Climate Change Conference has rendered a great success in Spain and the Spanish speaking world media. We at the Instituto Juan de Mariana used the telephone to call all our connections and issued a couple of press releases getting numerous responses … including El Mundo, El Pais, Expansion and, basically, every large national journal, radio channel and several national TV channels. Thank you again for the great conference.”

    — Gabriel Calzada, Instituto Juan de Mariana, Spain

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    “Thank you again for inviting me to participate in Heartland’s truly outstanding climate change conference. Not only did I learn a lot, but I really enjoyed the opportunity to see old friends, meet people I’d previously known only through phone calls and emails, and meet many new people. I greatly appreciate your making that possible.

    “Congratulations on another truly outstanding effort! Heartland has done more than any other organization to expose the ‘imminent manmade catastrophic climate change’ scam for what it is. It’s no wonder the alarmists hate you. But America and the world owe you a huge debt of gratitude.”

    — Paul Driessen, senior policy advisor, Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow and Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise

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    “The conference was very educational and informative. After I distributed my article on ‘Politicizing Science,’ I got a preliminary invite to be a speaker on the subject at a local university here in Manila, and in a Rotary club also here in Manila. That article is also posted in our website.”

    — Nanoy Opulos, past ICCC attendee

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    “Thank you for the honor of being able to attend your brilliant climate conference. I can’t recall having a more memorable professional experience. Besides getting to meet so many of my heroes, I made some new friends and absorbed a lot of very valuable information. Best regards, and please maintain the good fight.”

    — Brian Sussman, meteorologist, author, and talk radio host at KSFO in San Francisco

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    “Great job! I was among those watching the live stream, which on my 10-year old iMac was something that swamped out my other computer features, but it was worth it.”

    — Russell Cook, contributing editor, Environment & Climate News

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    “That was a beautiful conference – and for me personally, the best yet. Thanks so much for making it possible for me to take part! … Introducing an Apollo astronaut was a real high point for me.”

    — Tom Harris, executive director, International Climate Science Coalition

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    “I am very grateful to the Heartland Institute for putting these conferences together. As a grassroots Tea Party member who has now given six or seven presentations on Climate Change over the last year, I am pleased to tell you that the Heartland website and the conferences have been key to my understanding of the subject. …

    “It is a unique educational opportunity to meet so many knowledgeable professionals who grapple with this issue every day. Please understand the need to keep the conference going. It is truly a great event.”

    — Paul Crovo, energy analyst

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    “Thank you and all members of the Heartland Institute for the conference on climate change. It was the third one that I have attended. I think it is very good to keep the idea out there that there is more than one idea in what is going on in our world’s ever-changing climate. I hope there can be another conference in the future to keep the word spreading.”

    — Ross Hayes, attendee, ICCC6 in Washington, DC

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    “The ICCC was a great success, and I believe we’re turning the tide – in public opinion, anyway. Politicians and media seem likely to be the last ones to get the memo that AGW is a dead issue.”

    — E. Calvin Beisner, national spokesman, The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation

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    “Once again I wish to congratulate Heartland Institute for a very successful conference. I would also like express my sincere gratitude to you and Joe, and the organising committee for giving me this opportunity second time in a row to share my thoughts at this distinguished gathering. Just as last year, I learned a lot in the two days, and made a lot of new friends.”

    — Barun Mitra, founder and director, Liberty Institute, India

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    “Congratulations on another wonderful ICCC! Nothing I say here is meant to flatter. I mean these comments very sincerely. The conference was just plain EXCELLENT! … For those who really understand and appreciate honest scientific debate, it usually is very positive to me when some scientist will challenge another scientist during the conference. It shows that we are not all following some sort of program guide and walking in lock-step, but are independent scientists/researchers.”

    — Stanley Goldenberg, meteorologist, Hurricane Research Division AOML/NOAA

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    “I am happy to help in advance in any way for the next conference or action on the matter.”

    — Piers Corbyn, weather forecaster, owner of Weather Action

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    “The conference provided an excellent forum for robust discussion on the major causes of climate change and developing alternative hypotheses that are testable in hopes of creating a rigorous scientific theory on climate change. The conference was science in the making rather than blind acceptance of pre-concluded dictates of computer models and their experts.”

    — Kenneth Haapala, executive vice president, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)

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    “I wish to thank you and the institute for the opportunity and support.”

    — Jan Veizer, professor of geology, University of Ottawa

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    “The ICCC was a huge success. The keynote addresses were an interesting mix and very relevant. The panels and all the talks I was able to attend were likewise on topic and well done. Everyone of the dozen or so folks that I brought along were all very pleased and agreed it gave them a boost of enthusiasm and confidence that together we can help true science prevail over politicized pseudo-science.

    “Having chaired conferences for the AMS and NWA, I know how much work is involved. The ICCC speakers presentations were of higher quality and more enthusiastic than I have found at the other conferences over the years.”

    — Joe D’Aleo, executive director, Icecap.us

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    “It was my pleasure participating in the climate change conference. It was very well done! Hopefully it will have some influence.”

    — Tim Patterson, professor of geology, Carleton University in Ottawa

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    “The conference was an excellent idea. … The presentation from Lawrence Solomon was a real eye-opener on just how easy it is to spread the good word amongst those whose only information comes from mass media brain-washing. Great work folks, hope you can see it through to restoring science to its proper place in the scheme of things.”

    — Tony Furse, ICCC2 attendee

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    “Thank you for having me at Heartland’s excellent and important conference.”

    — Kesten C. Green, senior research fellow, Business and Economic Forecasting Unit, Monash University

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    “ICCC2 was a great success. Anyone attending with preconceived views that humans are a major influence on global warming could not have left without entertaining strong doubts about their position. Anyone previously believing in the need for large reductions in future CO2 emissions would have had to become skeptical of their prior position.”

    — Bill Gray, professor emeritus, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University