Former Czech President Vaclav Klaus addresses attendees of ICCC2 in New York City in 2009.
The Heartland Institute's Second International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-2), took place March 8-9, 2009, in New York City. The theme was “Global Warming: Was It Ever Really a Crisis?”

The conference speakers and guests came from around the world and the audience grew to more than 700 people. The conference demonstrated that the number of global warming “realists” is growing rapidly, and the scientific community is turning against alarmism.

Press coverage was extensive and world-wide, with at least 124 articles mentioning the conference appearing in newspapers and magazines reaching 18 million readers, and 19 radio and television stations broadcasting about it. Major media outlets covering the event included Associated Press, New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post,Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, CBS, BBC, Fox News, syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Hindu (an Indian newspaper with circulation of 1.17 million), Le Monde, Washington Times, and American Spectator.

Seventy-five papers were delivered by some of the world’s leading scientists, climatologists, economists, policymakers, and opinion leaders, all supporting their view that human activity does not threaten to raise global temperatures to crisis levels. Many speakers presented new data and analysis of climate change affecting global temperatures, severe weather patterns, species survival, the integrity of temperature and climate measurements, and the economic and business impact of global warming policies.

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