Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast opens the 12th International Conference on Climate Change in Washington, DC on March 23, 2017.
The Heartland Institute has organized and hosted 13 International Conferences on Climate Change (ICCC) since 2008, the latest (ICCC13) in Washington, DC on July 25, 2019. Heartland also hosted two events called the America First Energy Conference in Houston, Texas on November 9, 2017 and in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 7, 2018.
These events have attracted extensive international attention and some 5,500 attendees to the debate taking place in the scientific community over the causes, extent, and consequences of climate change. Videos from Heartland's climate conferences — as well as videos organized by speaker — can be browsed at the link menu bar above.
The International Conferences on Climate Change are a project of The Heartland Institute’s Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy, which produces an ambitious program of research and educational projects in defense of free-market environmentalism. That effort has brought together hundreds of scientists and economic experts to participate in the production of books, including four volumes in the Climate Change Reconsidered series rebutting the alarmist reports of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Heartland also produces a steady stream of policy studies, videos, a monthly public policy newspaper called Environment & Climate News, a weekly e-newsletter, events, and other educational activities.
The 13th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC13) attracted some 300 scientists, economists, policy experts, and guests willing to question whether man-made global warming is a problem worth addressing. The event was hosted by The Heartland Institute and featured 25 keynoters and panelists.
At ICCC13, four awards were given out. Dr. Richard Lindzen received the Frederick Seitz Memorial Award for “Exceptional Courage in the Quest for Knowledge” from the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP). The Heartland Institute presented Dr. Jay Lehr the the Dauntless Purveyor of Climate Truth Award, Dr. Patrick Michaels the Courage in Defense of Science Award, and Dr. Tim Ball the Lifetime Achievement in Climate Science Award. Click here to visit a website devoted to award winners and to learn about how to sponsor awards at future conferences.
Featured Videos from Past Conferences
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, presents on “Update on Agenda of the House Committee on...