Global Warming: Was It Ever Really A Crisis?

The Heartland Institute concluded it’s second International Conference on Climate Change. For 2-1/2 -days from March 10 – 12, 2009 in New York City experts tackled and confronted the theme “Global warming: Was it ever really a crisis?”

The Heartland Institute has now made available video, Audio and Power Point presentations from the conference of which some of the material I found interesting and compelling I’ve included in this post. Please visit The Heartland Institute page by clicking the banner above for more.

First is a Power Point Presentation by Dennis Avery Predicting 21st Century Global Warming with the 1,500-year Climate Cycle

Next Tom Segalstad’s Power Point presentation explains Carbon Isotope Mass Balance Modeling of Atmospheric vs. Oceanic CO2

Don Easterbrook shares his Power Point presentation “Global Warming” Is Over: Geologic, Oceanographic, and Solar Evidence for Global Cooling in the Coming Decades:

And Finally a piece from Christopher Booker (columnist at the Sunday Telegraph) called The Mother of All Scares

I think you should know that a university near where I live back in England was also having a conference on climate change this last weekend. Led by a professor, a group of psychotherapists, “eco-psychologists,” and “climate activists” were solemnly discussing how they could get “climate change denial” officially classified as a form of “mental disorder.”

So, good morning, fellow lunatics. It is a great honour for me to be invited to speak at this historic conference. And what a delight it has been to hear and meet so many people whose good work I have been reporting on over the past year or two: Professor Lindzen, Dr. Fred Singer, President Klaus to name but three–not forgetting those two heroes of our time Steve McIntyre of Climate Audit and Anthony Watts of Watts Up With That.

As we are all aware, thanks to global warming, the world seems to be heading for an unprecedented catastrophe. But it is not, of course, the technicolor apocalypse we have so long been promised by the likes of Al Gore and Jim Hansen–melting ice-sheets, rising sea levels, hurricanes, droughts, mass-extinctions. The real disaster hanging over us through global warming lies in all those measures now being adopted by the world’s politicians to meet a crisis which was never going to happen anyway. Never before in history have politicians come up with proposals so astronomically costly or potentially so damaging to their economies.

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Cross-Posted from The Minority Report