Speakers

This list of speakers will be updated as more confirm.
Click here to see speakers from the eight previous International Conferences on Climate Change

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    Joe Bastardi

    Co-chief Forecaster at Weatherbell Analytics
    The Co-chief Forecaster at Weatherbell Analytics, with Joe D. Aleo, and new acquisition Dr. Ryan Maue, Joe Bastardi is an institution in the science of weather prediction. Many companies across a multitude of industries, from energy to retail, have profited from his forecasts. His exceptional skills are rooted in a comprehensive understanding of global oscillations and in-depth analysis of historical weather patterns. Mr.Bastardi’s analog approach, which finds similarities between current and historical weather patterns, allows him to make an accurate forecast, sometimes in defiance of computer model consensus. Mr. Bastardi built a large private client services business.Click here for videos from previous conferences.
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    Larry Bell

    Professor of architecture and endowed professor of space architecture at the University of Houston
    Larry Bell is professor of architecture and endowed professor of space architecture at the University of Houston, where he directs the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) and heads the Space Architecture Graduate Program. Bell writes for Forbes.com a weekly opinion column that addresses a variety of topics including energy, climate, environmental, and space policy issues. He is also the author of a book titled Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax. He has cofounded several high-tech companies, including one that grew through mergers and acquisitions to employ more than 8,000 professionals and went public on the New York Stock Exchange. Bell and his work have been featured in numerous popular magazines and media broadcast programs in the U.S. and abroad, including PBS, History Channel, and Discovery Channel.
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    John Dale Dunn

    Medical officer at the Brown County Sheriff’s office
    John Dale Dunn is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and has practiced medicine in several states. He currently serves as a medical officer at the Brown County Sheriff’s office and as a civilian physician at Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas. He is a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute and contributing writer to Environment & Climate News and Health Care News. He has been admitted to the bar in several states. He was a member of the Defense Research Institute from 1991 to 2004 and has served as a legal consultant in more than 10 states. He has held several adjunct professorships and has served as a lecturer in health law, medical malpractice, and emergency medicine/risk management since 1979.
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    Willis Eschenbach

    Climate researcher
    Willis Eschenbach is a well-known independent climate researcher, posting regularly on two science blogs, ClimateAudit and Watts Up With That. His climate work has been cited in newspapers around the world, including The New York Times, the Guardian, the Australian Herald-Sun, and the London Telegraph. His motto is “Retire early … and often,” and he has worked at dozens of different trades. He worked as a consultant to the Peace Corps and the U.S. Agency for International Development on village-level use of renewable energy in more than 20 countries. He spent 17 of the past 25 years living and working (and surfing) on various islands in the South Pacific and currently resides in Northern California.
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    Steve Goreham

    Executive director of the Climate Science Coalition of America (CSCA)
    Steve Goreham is a speaker, author, and researcher on environmental issues as well as an engineer and business executive. He is executive director of the Climate Science Coalition of America (CSCA), a non-political association of scientists, engineers, and citizens dedicated to informing Americans about the realities of climate science and energy economics. CSCA is the U.S. affiliate of the International Climate Science Coalition. Goreham is author of Climatism! Science, Common Sense, and the 21st Century’s Hottest Topic and also the upcoming book The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania. He holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and has more than 30 years’ experience at Fortune 100 and private companies in engineering and executive roles.
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    Kenneth Haapala

    Executive vice president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project
    Kenneth Haapala is executive vice president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, compiler of The Week That Was, and a contributor to the NIPCC reports. He is an energy and economics modeler and past president of the oldest science society of Washington.
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    Tom Harris

    Executive director of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project
    Tom Harris is executive director of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project in Ottawa, Ontario. For the past 10 years he has been working intensively with a growing team of independent scientists and engineers to promote a sensible approach to a range of energy and environmental issues. He has 30 years’ experience working as a mechanical engineer and project manager, science and technology communications professional, and media and science and technology advisor to a former opposition senior environment critic. He has written or edited newspaper and magazine articles, letters to the editor and open letters to government and education officials; project-managed, wrote and coedited a major climate change video for media and government involving leading climate experts; coordinated media engagement (print, radio and television) and official testimony before House of Commons committees for leading climate scientists; coordinated preparation and delivery of ‘plain language’ material to the public, media and Members of Parliament for their own education about the flaws in the science backing the need for greenhouse gas controls; and organized and wrote all supporting documentation for a number of press conferences on climate change.
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    Craig Idso

    Founder and former president of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
    Craig D. Idso is the founder and former president of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change and currently serves as chairman of its board of directors. Idso’s current research focus is on carbon sequestration, but he remains actively involved in several other aspects of global and environmental change, including climatology and meteorology, along with their impacts on agriculture. Idso has published scientific articles on issues related to data quality, the growing season, the seasonal cycle of atmospheric carbon dioxide, world food supplies, coral reefs, and urban carbon dioxide concentrations, the latter of which he investigated via a National Science Foundation grant as a faculty researcher in the Office of Climatology at Arizona State University. He has lectured in meteorology at Arizona State University and in physical geography at Mesa and Chandler-Gilbert Community Colleges. He is the former director of environmental science at Peabody Energy in St. Louis, Missouri and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences, Association of American Geographers, Ecological Society of America, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
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    Craig Loehle

    National Council for Air and Stream Improvement
    Craig Loehle, Ph.D. worked at the Department of Energy Laboratories before joining the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement in 1998. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers in forestry, ecology, geophysics, modeling, and other fields. His current research focuses on climate change, landscape ecology, and wildlife habitat relations.
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    Patrick Michaels

    Research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia
    Patrick Michaels is a research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia and senior fellow in environmental studies at the Cato Institute. He is a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists and was program chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society. Michaels is a contributing author and reviewer of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His writing has been published in major scientific journals as well as in popular serials. He was an author of the climate “paper of the year” awarded by the Association of American Geographers in 2004. He appears regularly on television and radio talk shows as an expert on the subject of climate change. According to Nature magazine, Michaels may be the most popular lecturer in the nation on the subject of global warming.
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    Christopher Monckton

    Chief policy advisor to the Science and Public Policy Institute
    Lord Christopher Monckton, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, is chief policy advisor to the Science and Public Policy Institute. He has held positions with the British press and in government, as a press officer at the Conservative Central Office and as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s policy advisor. Monckton advised Thatcher on technical issues such as warship hydrodynamics, psephological modeling; embryological research, hydrogeology, public- service investment analysis, public welfare modeling, and epidemiological analysis. He currently is a consultant giving technical advice to corporations and governments. He has been active in the debate over global warming, publishing articles critical of prevailing climate change opinions and chastising U.S. Senators John Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe when they wrote a letter to the chief executive officer of Exxon-Mobil asking him to stop funding scientists who reject global warming, In February 2007, he published an analysis and summary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes’s Fourth Assessment Report.
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    Marc Morano

    Executive editor ClimateDepot.com
    Marc Morano is executive editor and chief correspondent for the award-winning ClimateDepot.com, a global warming and eco-news center founded in 2009. He and the Web site have attracted the attention of a wide range of media outlets, including Grist (which named Morano one of only five “criminals against humanity, against planet Earth itself” in 2009); Newsweek; Rolling Stone (which in December 2009 identified Morano as one of the planet’s 17 “climate killers”); and the Washington Post, New York Times, and Esquire. In 2010, Morano received the Accuracy in Media journalism award for his key role in reporting on the global warming Climategate scandal; was given an award by Doctors for Disaster Preparedness for “demonstrating courage and achievement in defense of scientific truth and freedom; was inducted into Townhall magazine’s “Townhall of Fame”; and received (with U.S. Sen. James Inhofe) Daily Caller’s Award for Political Incorrectness. In June 2011, Climate Depot received yet another award at The Heartland Institute’s Sixth International Climate Conference in Washington, DC.
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    S. Fred Singer

    Research fellow at The Independent Institute
    S. Fred Singer is internationally known for his work on energy and environmental issues. With Craig Idso, he is coauthor of Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). In 2007, he coauthored Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years with Dennis Avery. A pioneer in the development of rocket and satellite technology, he devised the basic instrument for measuring stratospheric ozone and was principal investigator on a satellite experiment retrieved by the space shuttle in 1990. He was the first scientist to predict that population growth would increase atmospheric methane — an important greenhouse gas. Now president of the Science & Environmental Policy Project, a non-profit policy research group he founded in 1990, Singer is also professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia. He has held positions with the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of the Interior, University of Miami, National Weather Satellite Service, and University of Maryland. He is a research fellow at The Independent Institute, has received numerous awards for his research, and frequently testifies before Congress.
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    Willie Soon

    Astrophysicist
    Willie Soon is both an astrophysicist and a geoscientist based in Cambridge, MA. He is the receiving editor in the area of solar and stellar physics for the journal New Astronomy. He writes and lectures both professionally and publicly on important issues related to the sun, other stars, and the Earth as well as general science topics in astronomy and physics. He is the author of The Maunder Minimum and the Variable Sun-Earth Connection. Soon was recognized with an award for detailed scholarship on biogeological and climatic change over the past 1,000 years by the Smithsonian Institution. In 2004, he was presented with the Petr Beckmann Award by Doctors for Disaster Preparedness for “courage and achievement in defense of scientific truth and freedom.” The views expressed by Willie Soon are strictly his and do not reflect those of any institutions.
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    Roy Spencer

    Principal research scientist for the University of Alabama
    Roy W. Spencer is a principal research scientist for the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. In the past, he has served as senior scientist for climate studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Spencer is the recipient of NASA’s Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and the American Meteorological Society’s Special Award for his satellite-based temperature monitoring work. He is the author of numerous scientific articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals. His areas of research expertise include satellite temperature data, hurricanes, the Interfaith Stewardship Alliance, the evangelical movement and global warming, and general climate change issues.
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    Anthony Watts

    Chief meteorologist for KPAY-AM radio
    Anthony Watts is a 25-year broadcast meteorology veteran and currently chief meteorologist for KPAY-AM radio. He got his start as on-air meteorologist for WLFI-TV in Lafayette, Indiana and at KHSL-TV in Chico, California. In 1987, he founded ItWorks, which supplies broadcast graphics systems to hundreds of cable television, television, and radio stations nationwide. ItWorks supplies custom weather stations, Internet servers, weather graphics content, and broadcast video equipment. In 2007, Watts founded SurfaceStations.org, a Web site devoted to photographing and documenting the quality of weather stations across the United States.
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    Peter Ferrara

    Heartland senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy
    Peter Ferrara is a Heartland senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy, a senior fellow at the Social Security Institute, and the general counsel of the American Civil Rights Union. He served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan, and as Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States under the first President Bush. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He is author of The Obamacare Disaster, from the Heartland Institute, and President Obama’s Tax Piracy. Ferrara’s latest book (June 2011) is America’s Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb: How the Looming Debt Crisis Threatens the American Dream-and How We Can Turn the Tide Before It’s Too Late.