Heartland's 13th International Conference on Climate Change 


The program for Heartland's 13th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC13) is coming together.  Will you join us on July 25 at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC? It is the most-important climate conference of the year in the nation's capital.

Heartland's agenda is to present the actual science and the latest climate data ... and then talk about how that should shape sensible public policy. Conferences by climate alarmists do it the other way around.  The 13th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-13) will feature the courageous men and women who spoke the truth about climate change during the height of the global warming scare. Now, many of them are advising the new administration or joining it in senior positions. (Some of them are among the more than 200 speakers at Heartland's previous 12 conferences.)  A handful of those brave individuals will be honored with the latest Climate Change Awards


Climate realists have established beyond reasonable doubt that the human impact on climate is likely to be very small and beneficial rather than harmful. Realists have proven that most scientists now share this opinion, except those who have made careers out of finding a human impact and exaggerating it.


Speakers at ICCC-13 will summarize the best available climate science and recommend what policy changes are needed for America to lead a post-alarmist world in climate realism. ICCC-13 will also feature timely, in-depth, and expert discussions about the “Green New Deal” and the benefits of ending the Democrats’ war on fossil fuels.


Additional details about speakers and the program for this conference will be released in the coming weeks. Keep up to date by visiting the conference website.


Carbon Taxes

States looking to Pass Pollution Credit Legislation to Fund Welfare & Kickbacks 

Report Confirms: Carbon Capture & Storage Not Magic Cure for Global Warming


The Carbon Tax Scam

Alan Caruba, The Heartland Institute
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is vital to all life on Earth, but most particularly to every piece of vegetation that grows on it. Top climatologists tell me it plays a very small role, if any, in Earth’s climate or weather. Why would anyone expect a gas that represents 400 parts per million of all atmospheric gases, barely 0.04% of all atmospheric gases, to have the capacity to affect something as huge and dynamic as the weather or climate?





The May issue of Environment & Climate News reports that the U.S. Senate voted to reject the much –publicized Green New Deal (GND) resolution, authored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), which would have aimed for the imposition of 100 percent renewable energy nationwide and a long wish list of other socialist policies in multiple areas of life. “GND’s economically destructive and environmentally toxic extremist policies, including the elimination of virtually all fossil fuels from U.S. electricity generation and transportation within 10 years, would be an utter disaster for our country and the American people,” said Justin Haskins, executive editor of The Heartland Institute.
Also in this issue:

Taxes on Rain? New Jersey Says Yes

New Study Shows Past Research On Rising Ocea    n Temps Built On Faulty Science

 The Nazi Origins of Renewable Energy (and Global Warming) 



 Are Scientists Preparing for a FlipFlop Back to Global Cooling Predictions? 
H. Sterling Burnett, The Philadelphia Inquirer
The global warming debate has reached a new, and chilling, level. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch reports discussing with the FBI pursuing legal action against companies, research institutions, and scientists who debate whether humans are causing catastrophic climate change. This is an unprecedented politicization of justice and attack on our First Amendment right to freedom of speech. READ  MORE

 Science Supports Public’s Rejection of Climate Change Hype 
H. Sterling Burnett, Inside Sources
Heartland’s H. Sterling Burnett writes a devastating reply to sociologist Robert Brulle, who turned to the Washington Post on January 6 to continue his campaign to attribute the American public’s rejection of global warming alarmism to “the coordinated efforts of conservative foundations and fossil fuel corporations to promote this uncertainty.”  According to Burnett, “The main reason I don’t accept the so-called ‘consensus view’ on climate change is it violates the scientific method. Virtually every testable prediction made concerning the harmful impacts of climate change has been proven to be incorrect.”  READ MORE 

   Sioux Falls Argus Leader: The Eroding Case Against Carbon Dioxide

Isaac Orr, The Heartland Institute
Erosion is a problem that persists to this day, and it’s responsible for dust storms, mudslides, and sinkholes. Fortunately, plants in forests, grasslands, and everywhere else set roots in the soil and help the soil stay put, and plants around the globe are getting a boost from increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere...READ MORE

 Fox News: NIPCC Report ‘Poking Very Large Holes’ in Climate Alarmist ‘Consensus’ 
Jim Lakely, The Heartland Institute
As many of you know, the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) was in Washington, DC this week to release Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological ImpactsWe are pleased to call your attention to coverage we received Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier,” the Fox News Channel’s flagship 6 p.m. ET news program. Heartland President Joe Bast said, “It doesn’t get any better than this.”...R EAD MORE 


Jessica Chasmar, The Washington Times
Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore told the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works there is no scientific evidence that humans are the primary cause of recent global warming. Moore also noted global warming is occurring at a modest pace and does not seriously threaten human welfare regardless of its cause.

The Real Purpose Behind Global Warming





Proof that organic chemistry is hard for everyone, not just pre-meds: A paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society was retracted after the structures of compounds being studied were misassigned.  Another study by author Doo Ok Jang, also in JACS, was retracted in 2013 for the same reason; you can read our coverage  here. Jang and Sang Yoon Kim published that one in 2008; the paper we're talking about today was published in 2010 by Jang and Sung Jun Kim. {Of course, you can be assured that science's global warming claims are spot on, right? - Ed}

 Science Journal Pulls 60 Papers in Peer-Review Fraud 

 Retractions appear in case of former Kansas water scientist rebuked for misconduct 

 Faulty model forces rapid retraction of paper on sea ice    and climate change  

 'Gremlins' caused errors in climate change paper showing gains from global warming 

The author of a controversial 2009 article, "The Economic Effects of C  limate Change" written by Richard Tol of the University of Sussex, argued that at least some amount of global warming could lead to economic gains has corrected the paper, along with a later article in a different journal.  The paper references: "As one example, climate change affects human mortality and migration. The size of the population is therefore endogenous to the decision on emission abatement. See Blackorby and Donaldson (1984)" The author then indicates that "In this approach, estimates of the “physical effects” of climate change are obtained one by one from natural sciencepapers, which in turn may be based on some combination of climate models.." Computer models that have not been validated. 
The 2009 article, appeared in the Journal of Economic Perspectives and been cited 91 times, according to Thomson Scientificâ's Web of Science.

Source: http://retractionwatch.com/

Emily Zanotti, Washington Examiner

The Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Natural Resources Defense Council, and even the federal government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been misleading the public and even committing serious crimes to pad their payrolls and build huge cash accounts. The Sierra Club is on Charity Navigator’s “watch list” after a series of deceptive practices. READ MORE


Taxpayers on a Green Hook

Russell Cook, for Somewhat Reasonable

“The main pillar of support for the notion that humans are causing a dangerous warming of the climate has been the notion of ‘settled science,’” writes Russell Cook at Heartland’s blog, Somewhat Reasonable. That notion has long been questioned by skeptic scientists, but “the secondary pillar of support for the alarmist global warming theory has been the notion that industry-corrupted skeptics are unworthy of public consideration. This accusation could easily have been investigated and refuted long ago. That never happened, because of the third pillar: Journalists should not give equal time to skeptic scientists.” READ MORE


Green Group Under Scrutiny for Trespassing, Harassment at Woman’s Farm


More GREEN Scamming:The failure of Fisker Automotive in Delaware, took state taxpayers' money to create green jobs but has yet to produce a single car in the state. The $21.5 million in grants and loans is unlikely to be repaid, and state taxpayers have covered $400,000 in electric bills the company has yet to pay. Also: