The Heartland Institute’s Third International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-3) took place in June 2009 in Washington, DC.
This one-day version of the conference, held just three months after the second conference, attracted a standing-room-only audience and featured presentations by leading scientists as well as three members of Congress.
The conference’s key message — that global warming is not a crisis — was delivered directly to the nation’s capital and elected officials.
More than 250 people heard a dozen scientists refute the claim that global warming is either man-made or would have harmful effects on the Earth. Heartland also recruited seven economists to focus on the devastating personal and broad economic impact of proposed carbon dioxide cap-and-tax legislation.
While the scientists reported on a vast array of peer-reviewed literature that cast doubt on the causes and severity of global warming, the economists produced data that showed the cap-and-trade scheme not only wouldn’t halt the release of greenhouse gases, but would add huge costs to business activity that inevitably would be passed along to consumers in the form of higher prices.
Download the program here.