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March 23, 2017

BREAKFAST KEYNOTE: Apollo 7 Astronaut Walter Cunningham; A Presentation by Jay Lehr
7:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
BREAKFAST KEYNOTE: Apollo 7 Astronaut Walter Cunningham; A Presentation by Jay Lehr
Constitution Ballroom A-B

BREAKFAST KEYNOTE: Apollo 7 Astronaut Walter Cunningham; A Presentation by Jay Lehr

Opening remarks by Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast, recorded remarks by U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, Keynote Address by Heartland Institute Science Director Jay Lehr, and presentation by CFACT of the Dauntless Purveyor of Climate Truth Award to Apollo 7 Astronaut Walter Cunningham.

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PANEL 1A: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
PANEL 1A: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
Constitution Ballroom A-B

PANEL 1A: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

Economists have been addressing environmental issues since Adam Smith founded the social science in 1776. Beginning in the 1960s, economists have questioned the simplistic assumption that only governments can manage resources held in common and “public” goods.

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PANEL 1B: CLIMATE SCIENCE
9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
PANEL 1B: CLIMATE SCIENCE
Constitution Ballroom C-E

PANEL 1B: CLIMATE SCIENCE

The most important fact about climate science, often overlooked, is that scientists disagree about the environmental impacts of the combustion of fossil fuels on the global climate. The latest data, as well as much in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, show that nature, not human activity, is the chief driver of changes to the earth’s climate.

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PANEL 2A: FOSSIL FUELS AND HUMAN PROSPERITY
10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
PANEL 2A: FOSSIL FUELS AND HUMAN PROSPERITY
Constitution Ballroom A-B
indur goklany ICCC-12

PANEL 2A: FOSSIL FUELS AND HUMAN PROSPERITY

Fossil fuels made possible all three Industrial Revolutions that transformed the world since 1750. Alternative energy sources – such as wind, solar, and biomass – are prohibitively expensive, unreliable, and cannot power the world’s modern economy. Continued responsible use of plentiful and cheap fossil fuels is essential to future human prosperity.

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PANEL 2B: COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS
10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
PANEL 2B: COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS
Constitution Ballroom C-E

PANEL 2B: COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

Conducting a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) on the impacts of climate change – and on proposals to mitigate future climate change – is complicated and difficult. Preliminary applications, however, reveal the social costs of limiting greenhouse gas emissions exceeds benefits by orders of magnitude.

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LUNCH KEYNOTES:<br>PATRICK MICHAELS, PH.D. <br>REP. LAMAR SMITH (R-TEXAS)
12:15 PM  -  1:45 PM
LUNCH KEYNOTES:<br>PATRICK MICHAELS, PH.D. <br>REP. LAMAR SMITH (R-TEXAS)
Constitution Ballroom A-B

LUNCH KEYNOTES:
PATRICK MICHAELS, PH.D.
REP. LAMAR SMITH (R-TEXAS)

Michaels: “EPA’s Endangerment Finding: Roadmap for Repeal”; Smith: “Update on Agenda of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.” Patrick Michaels, Rep. Lamar Smith PowerPoint as PDF: Pat Michaels Michaels Keynote ICCC-12V3

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PATRICK MICHAELS, PH.D.
REP. LAMAR SMITH (R-TEXAS)'
PANEL 3A: FOSSIL FUELS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
2:15 PM  -  3:30 PM
PANEL 3A: FOSSIL FUELS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Constitution Ballroom A-B

PANEL 3A: FOSSIL FUELS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere improves the productivity of ecosystems both in plant tissues above ground and in the soils beneath them.

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PANEL 3B: FOSSIL FUELS AND WORLD PEACE
2:15 PM  -  3:30 PM
PANEL 3B: FOSSIL FUELS AND WORLD PEACE
Constitution Ballroom C-E

PANEL 3B: FOSSIL FUELS AND WORLD PEACE

The prosperity that fossil fuels makes possible, including helping produce food for a growing global population, is a major reason the world is a more peaceful place. Where climate has been a factor in war and peace, it has been cooling rather than warming that appears to have triggered wars.

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PANEL 4A: HUMAN HEALTH EFFECTS
3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM
PANEL 4A: HUMAN HEALTH EFFECTS
Constitution Ballroom A-B

PANEL 4A: HUMAN HEALTH EFFECTS

The dramatic increase in per-capita income caused by the use of fossil fuels enables societies to invest major improvements in human health. There is no reason to believe any science produced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claiming modern use of fossil fuels is causing more health crises than it prevents.

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PANEL 4B: CLIMATE POLITICS AND POLICY
3:45 PM  -  5:00 PM
PANEL 4B: CLIMATE POLITICS AND POLICY
Constitution Ballroom C-E

PANEL 4B: CLIMATE POLITICS AND POLICY

The seeds of international climate policy were sown long before the science of climate change could have played a serious role in deliberation. Climate change was chosen and made a controversy in order for it to be a vehicle to achieve agendas already on the table.

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DINNER KEYNOTES:<br>ROBERT MENDELSOHN, PH.D.<br>ROGER HELMER, MEP-UKIP
6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
DINNER KEYNOTES:<br>ROBERT MENDELSOHN, PH.D.<br>ROGER HELMER, MEP-UKIP
Constitution Ballroom A-B

DINNER KEYNOTES:
ROBERT MENDELSOHN, PH.D.
ROGER HELMER, MEP-UKIP

Keynotes: Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, “Facts and Fiction: A Centrist View of Climate Change,” and a speech by Roger Helmer, Member of the European Parliament, UKIP Party. The Heartland Institute presents the “Speaks Truth To Power Award” to Myron Ebell of CEI, and the “Lifetime Achievement Award in Climate Science” to J. Scott Armstrong. Joseph Bast, […]

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ROBERT MENDELSOHN, PH.D.
ROGER HELMER, MEP-UKIP'

March 24, 2017

BREAKFAST KEYNOTE: LORD CHRISTOPHER MONCKTON
7:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
BREAKFAST KEYNOTE: LORD CHRISTOPHER MONCKTON
Constitution Ballroom A-B

BREAKFAST KEYNOTE: LORD CHRISTOPHER MONCKTON

Lord Christopher Monckton, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, presents “The End of the Scare.”

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PANEL 5A: SUSTAINABILITY
9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
PANEL 5A: SUSTAINABILITY
Constitution Ballroom A-B
indur goklany ICCC-12

PANEL 5A: SUSTAINABILITY

A good definition of “sustainable” is thoughtful, caring, responsible, and economical stewardship of our natural resources, as well as financial and human resources. The Precautionary Principle often is invoked to stop activities today that might undermine sustainability sometime in the future.

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PANEL 5B: COST OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS
9:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
PANEL 5B: COST OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS
Constitution Ballroom C-E

PANEL 5B: COST OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS

Solar power generation cannot be scaled to replace a large share of total energy consumed in the U.S. or in most other industrialized countries. Wind power generation is limited by geography, access to transmission lines, conversion rates, and limits on power technology.

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PANEL 6: RESETTING CLIMATE POLICY
10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
PANEL 6: RESETTING CLIMATE POLICY
Constitution Ballroom A-B

PANEL 6: RESETTING CLIMATE POLICY

The election of Donald Trump and Republican majorities in the U.S. House and Senate – as well as in  state capitals around the country – is proof that most American voters, most Republican elected officials, and the president himself do not believe man-made global warming is a crisis.

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LUNCH KEYNOTE: Becky Norton Dunlop and William Happer
12:15 PM  -  2:00 PM
LUNCH KEYNOTE: Becky Norton Dunlop and William Happer
Constitution Ballroom A-B

LUNCH KEYNOTE: Becky Norton Dunlop and William Happer

Becky Norton Dunlop of the Heritage Foundation presents (in absentia) the “Political Leadership on Climate Change Award” to Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY). Keynote by Dr. William Happer, Ph.D. Closing remarks by Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast.

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