Over 800 scientists and economists from 24 countries were in attendance this week at the Second Annual ICCC in New York City organized by the Heartland and with 60 co-sponsoring organizations including Icecap. They heard talks by 80 scientists from 14 countries. The opening remarks were made by the Heartland's Joe Bast
. The presentations of the keynote speakers which included Vaclav Klaus
, President of the Czech Republic and the European Union, Dr. Richard Lindzen
, Astronaut Harrison Schmidt, former Hansen boss Dr. John Theon, Former Governor Dr. John Sununu
, Dr. Arthur Robinson, Dr. Bob Carter, Lord Monckton
, and Dr. Willie Soon are now
all available on the Heartland ICCC 2009
web site. The others were all videotaped and will be made available over upcoming weeks. The powerpoints are now already loaded
for all the excellent talks. Sections from the talks will be combined into other videos that tell the real climate story and distributed to decision makers and schools and groups that care about the truth or wish to hear both sides of the story.
One of the major outputs was Anthony Watt's report on the surface station project. He documented the results of the siting survey of the US climate network. He and his team of volunteers are now 75% through the climate network and only 11% of the stations meet the government's own published standards
. He had a wonderful publication that will be widely distributed to decision makers.