Day-Three Live Stream of Heartland Institute's International Climate Conference Features Lifetime Achievement Award to S. Fred Singer

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Skeptic Conference Ends with Discussions of Latest Science Challenging UN Reports, Recognition of Professional Courage and Honesty

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Joseph Bast, president, The Heartland Institute

Fred could have accepted the awards and honorary degrees and settled into a peaceful retirement. Instead, he began writing books and articles exposing errors and corruption in climate science.-- Joseph Bast, president, The Heartland Institute.

Today, the last day of the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC9), will include the presentation of the “Lifetime Achievement in Climate Science Award” to Dr. S. Fred Singer, as well as 29 more presentations from leading “skeptic” scientists and policy experts of a human-caused climate crisis.

The live stream with full coverage of ICCC9 will begin at 8 a.m. PDT today (Wednesday, July 9.) The last of 70 total presentations at the conference will conclude 4 p.m. PDT.

Singer was among the first and is still the most prominent scientist in the world speaking out against global warming alarmism. He is the author, coauthor, and editor of many books, including Climate Change Reconsidered (several volumes), a comprehensive critique of the assessment reports of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental International Panel on Climate Change.

Click here for much more information about Singer’s long and distinguished scientific career. See bios of all presenters at ICCC9 at the speakers page for the conference website, and click here for a full list of award recipients at the three-day conference from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

“Fred Singer is the most amazing and wonderful person participating in the global warming debate today,” said Joseph Bast, president of The Heartland Institute, sponsor of the award. “Fred was one of the original ‘rocket scientists’ who helped put satellites and eventually men into space in the 1960s. He is a brilliant scientist and a pioneer in many fields, and one of the most recognized scientists of his generation.

“Fred could have accepted the awards and honorary degrees and settled into a peaceful retirement. Instead, he began writing books and articles exposing errors and corruption in climate science,” Bast continued. “As a result, this kind and patient man, a true American science hero, is slandered and vilified by environmental activists and journalists who couldn’t make it through a high school chemistry class.

“We are very proud to recognize Fred Singer’s lifetime achievements in climate science with this award,” said Bast.

A run-down of the day’s events, which will stream online here:

8:00 AM PDT Plenary Session
Keynotes: Dr. Roy Spencer and Dr. Jay Lehr
Awards: Art Robinson receives the “Voice of Reason Award” from The Heartland Institute; Roy Spencer receives the “Outstanding Evangelical Climate Scientist Award” from the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation

10:00 AM PDT Panels
Climate Change, Water, and Human Well Being: Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, Dr. Nils-Axel Morner, and Dr. S. Fred Singer (Moderator: Dr. John Dunn)
Weather and Climate Change: Dr. Madhav Khandekar, Joe Bastardi, and Stanley Goldenberg (Moderator: Paul Driessen)
How Reliable Are Temperature Records? Is Global Warming Rapid and Dangerous?: Anthony Watts and Richard Keen (Moderator: Norman Rogers)

11:30 AM PDT Panels
NIPCC versus IPCC: Biological Impacts: Dr. Craig Loehle and Dr. Craig Idso (Moderator: Craig Rucker)
Peer Review, Herding, and the Reliability of Climate Science: Dr. Patrick Michaels, Dr. Tim Ball, and Dr. Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen (Moderator: Tom Harris)
New Estimates of Climate Sensitivity: Robert Armstrong, Dr. Anthony Lupo, and Dr. Olavi Karner (Moderator: Norman Rogers)

1:00 PM PDT Plenary Session
Keynote Address: Lord Christopher Monckton
Awards: Fred Singer receives the “Lifetime Achievement in Climate Science Award” from The Heartland Institute; “Surprise” Award to mystery recipient

3:00 PM PDT Panels
Looking Ahead: Future Climates: Dr. Don Easterbrook, Willis Eschenbach, and Dr. Terrence Flower (Moderator: Marlo Lewis)
The Global Warming Debate in Australia: Hon. George Christensen, Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, and Dr. William Kininmonth (Moderator: Dr. Robert Carter)
Global Warming as a Social Movement: Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, Paul Driessen, and Peter Ferrara (Moderator: Rep. Pat Garofalo)

Global Warming Debate
The debate over the causes and consequences of global warming (or “climate change”) is one of the great controversies of the modern era. While environmental activists and some politicians claim “the debate is over” and call for immediate action to reduce man-made greenhouse gas emissions, others say the science points to only a very small human impact – too small to warrant concern – and the costs of trying to prevent global warming far exceed the benefits.

Ninth International Conference on Climate Change
The Ninth International Conference on Climate Change is expected to attract nearly 1,000 speakers, scientists, and guests willing to question whether man-made global warming is a problem worth addressing. The event has 32 cosponsors and features 60 prominent scientists and economists as keynoters or panelists.

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