Speakers

This list of speakers will be updated as more confirm.

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Tim Ball

Former climatology professor,
University of Winnipeg


Timothy Ball is an environmental consultant and former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His comprehensive background in the field includes a strong focus on the reconstruction of past climates and the impact of climate change on human history and the human condition. He a researcher/ author of scientific papers on a wide range of environmental issues and appears regularly as a guest on radio and television as a leading expert in the global warming debate.


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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.


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E. Calvin Beisner

Spokesman for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation


E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., is spokesman for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation and is also an author and speaker on the application of the Biblical world view to economics, government, and environmental policy. He has published over ten books and hundreds of articles, contributed to, or edited, many other books, and been a guest on television and radio programs. A ruling elder in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, he has spoken to churches, seminars, and other groups around the country for nearly twenty years.


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Larry Bell

Professor of architecture, endowed professor of space architecture, 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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Robert “Bob” Carter

Marine geologist and environmental scientist


Robert Carter is a marine geologist and environmental scientist with 40 years’ professional experience. He has held academic positions at Otago University, the University of Adelaide and James Cook University (Queensland), where he was head of the School of Earth Sciences between 1981 and 1999. He is a former director of the Australian Office for the Ocean Drilling Program and has served on many national and international research committees, including the Australian Research Council. He is a former chairman of the Marine Science and Technologies Award Committee and the National Committee on Earth Sciences. He is an overseas honorary fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Carter’s current research on climate change, sea-level change, and stratigraphy is based on field studies of Cenozoic sediments from the Southwest Pacific region and includes the analysis of marine sediment cores collected during Ocean Drilling Program Leg 181 in the South Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand


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John Coleman

TV weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel


John Coleman has been a TV weatherman in Champaign, Peoria, and Chicago, Illinois; Omaha, Nebraska; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and New York City. He was the original weathercaster on what was then the brand-new ABC network morning program, Good Morning America. He stayed seven years, then founded The Weather Channel, serving as its CEO and president during the startup and its first year of operation. After The Weather Channel he became weather anchor at WCBS-TV in New York and then at WMAQ-TV in Chicago, before moving to Southern California to join the independent television station, KUSI-TV in San Diego, in what he fondly calls his “retirement job.”


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Harold Doiron

Retired NASA Scientist


Hal Doiron is the retired vice president for engineering of InDyne, Inc. As a young physicist, he joined NASA-Houston in 1963 and developed the Apollo Lunar Module landing dynamics software used to guide landing gear design for toppling stability and energy absorption performance, to develop landing techniques, and to support landing site selection. He performed docking dynamics studies for the Skylab Program and led the Space Shuttle team that successfully eliminated unstable vibration coupling of the shuttle structural dynamics and rocket engine thrust oscillations. After his 16-year NASA career, Doiron spent nine years at Reed Tool Co. developing advanced energy exploration drilling technology as manager of technical services, manager of systems engineering, and director of the Diamond Products Division. While a senior manager at McDonnell Douglas Space Systems, his team computed the onorbit vibration response of the International Space Station to dynamic events such as spacecraft docking, berthing, re-boost, and rocket plume impingement to define design limit loads and structural strength requirements. In retirement, Doiron is a consultant to NASA and commercial rocket developers.


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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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Don Easterbrook

Professor emeritus of geology
at Western Washington University


Don Easterbrook is professor emeritus of geology at Western Washington University. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington and has studied global climate change for five decades. He has written three textbooks and a dozen other books, published more than 185 papers in professional journals, and presented 30 research papers at international meetings in 15 countries. Easterbrook has been president of the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division of the Geological Society of America, chairman of the 1977 national Geological Society of America meeting, U.S. representative to the United Nations International Geological Correlation Program, associate editor of the Geological Society of America Bulletin for 15 years, associate editor of the Geomorphology International Journal, and director of field excursions for the 2003 International Quaternary Association Congress. He received a national award for distinguished service to the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division of the Geological Society of America, was a founding member of the American Quaternary Association, and founder of the Pacific Coast Friends of the Pleistocene. He has conducted geologic research in the North Cascade Range, Puget Lowland, and Columbia Plateau of Washington, in the Rocky Mountains, in the New Zealand Alps, in the Argentine Andes, and various other parts of the world.


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Myron Ebell

Director of Energy and Global Warming,
Competitive Enterprise Institute


Myron Ebell is Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy at CEI and chairs the Cooler Heads Coalition, which comprises over two dozen non-profit groups in this country and abroad that question global warming alarmism and oppose energy rationing policies. Ebell holds a B.A. from Colorado College and an M.S. from the London School of Economics. He also did graduate work at the University of California at San Diego and at Peterhouse, Cambridge University.


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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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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.


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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 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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William Gray

Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University


William M. Gray has worked in the observational and theoretical aspects of tropical meteorological research for more than 40 years, much of this effort going to investigations of mesoscale tropical weather phenomena. He has specialized in the global aspects of tropical cyclones for his entire professional career. He studied under Professor Herbert Riehl, who arranged his early reconnaissance flights into hurricanes in 1958. Gray has been involved with studies of broad-scale cumulus interactions and has extensively studied the processes associated with tropical cyclone structure, development, and movement. Numerous satellite-based studies of tropical weather systems also have been accomplished. His current areas of research include tropical cyclone structure, movement, and intensity change; seasonal prediction; meso-scale tropical weather systems; diurnal variability of tropospheric vertical motions; and ENSO variability. Gray has made Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane forecasts for the past 23 years. He was a pioneer in developing these types of forecasts.


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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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Howard Hayden

professor of physics emeritus,
University of Connecticut


Howard Hayden, professor of physics emeritus in the Physics Department of the University of Connecticut, is editor of The Energy Advocate, a monthly newsletter promoting energy and technology. His research interests include ionic and atomic collisions, charge transfer, ionization, energy loss, energy-level crossings, ion-surface collisions, ion implantation, relativity considerations, and energy for society (fossil fuels, nuclear, hydro, wind, biomass, photovoltaics, solar heating). He is the author of, among other publications, The Solar Fraud: Why Solar Energy Won’t Run the World (Vales Lake Publishing LLC, 2002, 2d edition 2005) and A Primer on CO2 and Climate (Vales Lake Publishing LLC, 2007)


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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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Jim Johnston

Senior Fellow for Energy and Regulatory Policy,
The Heartland Institute


Jim Johnston is The Heartland Institute’s senior fellow for energy and regulatory policy and a member of its Board of Directors. He retired in January 1993 from his position as senior economist at Amoco Corporation, whose Economics Department he joined in 1975. His primary responsibilities while at Amoco included the economic analysis of public policy issues and the hedging of corporate risk. Prior to his employment at Amoco, Johnston served as an economist with the RAND Corporation, the Institute for Defense Analyses, and the Secretary’s Office of the U.S. Treasury. He served on the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea.


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William Kininmonth

climatologist, Australasian Climate Research Institute


William Kininmonth, M.Sc. is a consulting climatologist with the Australasian Climate Research Institute. He has worked with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology for 38 years. For 12 years he was head of its National Climate Centre. He was project manager of an Australian government project assisting the Meteorology and Environmental Protection Administration of Saudi Arabia; served 16 years as Australian delegate to the World Meteorological Organization’s Commission for Climatology; and served two periods on its Advisory Working Group. He was a member of Australia’s delegations to the preparatory meetings for the Ministerial Declaration of the Second World Climate Conference and to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Framework Convention on Climate Change. He is author of the book, Climate Change: A Natural Hazard.


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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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Anthony Lupo

Professor of Atmospheric Science,
University of Missori


Anthony R. Lupo is an associate professor of atmospheric sciences in the Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Missouri -Columbia and chairman and director of graduate studies for the department. His research has been in the areas of large-scale atmospheric dynamics, climate dynamics, and climate change, and he has several peer-reviewed publications in each of these areas. He was a Fulbright Scholar during the summer of 2004 to Russia, studying climate change at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Additionally, he has served as an expert reviewer and/or contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports. In 2007, the IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Albert Gore, Jr.


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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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Thomas Wysmuller

NASA Meteorologist


After getting a B.A. at NYU, (and eventually Alumni president of its 14 Schools), Tom Wysmuller was a meteorologist for KNMI, Amsterdam, then worked for NASA during the Moon Landings. While Admin Director of Govt. Operations at Pratt & Whitney, he wrote the code solving the Polynomial Regression Algorithm now resident in Excel Spreadsheets). Unofficially, he is the most frequently “re-invited” speaker on climate at NASA Field Centers, and the meteorologist member of the “NASA 49,” the Astronauts, Scientists, and Engineers taking issue with Agency climate positions.

Tom chaired “Water Day 2013” at UNESCO-IHE, and co-chaired the Climate Panel at the ESA Space Center in Noordwijk, Holland. In 2014, he was appointed to the Science Advisory Panel of the State of New Hampshire’s Coastal Hazards Commission.


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