Co-sponsored by The Heartland Institute
Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science – produced by a team of 40 scientists – is the newest volume in the Climate Change Reconsidered series produced by The Heartland Institute and members of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). As in previous reports, thousands of peer-reviewed articles are cited to determine the current state-of-the-art of climate science. This newest volume’s findings challenge the alarmist reports of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), whose next report is due out later this month. NIPCC authors paid special attention to contributions that were overlooked by the IPCC or that presented data, discussion, or implications, arguing against the IPCC’s claim that dangerous global warming is occurring, or will occur, from human-related greenhouse gas emissions.
Copies of a Summary for Policymakers will be available for attendees as well as a link to a digital copy of the entire book. The Climate Change Reconsidered series is published by the Chicago-based Heartland Institute. NIPCC is a project of three nonprofit organizations: Science and Environmental Policy Project, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, and The Heartland Institute. The first two volumes of the Climate Change Reconsidered series, published in 2009 and 2011, are widely recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative critiques of the reports of the United Nations’ IPCC.
Join us as we hold a conversation with two contributors to and the publisher of the Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science.
Robert M. Carter, Ph.D., is a palaeontologist, stratigrapher, marine geologist and environmental scientist with more than 30 years professional experience. He holds degrees from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and the University of Cambridge (England). He has held tenured academic staff positions at the University of Otago (Dunedin) and James Cook University (Townsville), where he was Professor and Head of School of Earth Sciences between 1981 and 1999. Dr. Carter has served as Chair of the Earth Sciences Discipline Panel of the Australian Research Council, Chair of the National Marine Science and Technologies Committee, Director of the Australian Office of the Ocean Drilling Program, and Co-Chief Scientist on ODP Leg 181 (Southwest Pacific Gateways). His current research on climate change, sea-level change and stratigraphy is based on field studies of Cenozoic sediments (last 65 million years) from the Southwest Pacific region, especially the Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand. Dr. Carter has appeared as an expert witness on climate change before the U.S. Senate Committee of Environment & Public Works, the Australian and N.Z. parliamentary Select Committees into emissions trading and in a meeting in parliament house, Stockholm.
Dr. Willie Soon, an astrophysicist and geoscientist, is Receiving Editor in the area of solar and stellar physics for 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 (2004). Dr. Soon’s honors include a 1989 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Graduate Scholastic Award and a Rockwell Dennis Hunt Scholastic Award from the University of Southern California; a monetary award from the Smithsonian Institution in 2003 for “detailed scholarship on biogeological and climatic change over the past 1,000 years;” and the Petr Beckmann Award of the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness for “courage and achievement in defense of scientific truth and freedom.” Dr. Soon earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science from the University of Southern California and his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California. The view expressed by Dr. Soon are strictly his and do not reflect those of any institutions.
Joseph Bast is President and CEO of The Heartland Institute, a 29-year-old national nonprofit research center located in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author or editor of 21 books, including Rebuilding America’s Schools (1990), Why We Spend Too Much on Health Care (1992) Eco-Sanity: A Common-Sense Guide to Environmentalism (1994) Education & Capitalism (2003), Climate Change Reconsidered (2009), and The Patriot’s Toolbox (2010, rev. ed. 2011). Bast is publisher of six monthly newspapers – School Reform News, Environment & Climate News, Health Care News, Budget & Tax News, FIRE Policy News, and IT&T News – that are sent to every national and state elected official and 8,400 county and municipal officials.
More About the Speakers
Robert M. Carter, Ph.D.
Palaeontologist, Stratigrapher, Marine Geologist, Environmental Scientist, and
former Head of the School of Earth Sciences, James Cook University (Australia)
Willie Soon, Ph.D.
Astrophysicist, Geoscientist, and Receiving Editor in Solar and Stellar Physics, New Astronomy
President and CEO, The Heartland Institute (Moderator)
Senior Advisor for Strategic Outreach