The conference will explore important questions, such as: Is climate science sufficiently advanced to allow accurate forecasts of future temperatures or weather? Are temperatures more likely to cool than warm in the next century? Should policies adopted at the height of the global warming scare be repealed and replaced with pro-environment, pro-energy and pro-jobs policies?

Given the new science and economics of climate change, isn’t it time for a fresh start to the debate over what, if anything, to do about global warming?

The schedule for the 1.5-day event, hosted by The Heartland Institute, will feature five news-making keynote addresses, 12 panel discussions, and five award presentations for achievement in climate science and climate communications.

Some of the climate data the conference will present and discuss includes:

  • Satellite data that shows the global atmospheric temperature has not risen since the late 1990s – 18 years and four months, to be exact – while human carbon dioxide emissions in that time represent 25% of all emissions since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution 150 years ago;
  • Sea-level rise that has not accelerated beyond the trend that began at the end of the last Ice Age; and
  • The total amount of polar ice at the two poles is almost unchanged since satellites first measured it in the early 1970s.

Some of the policy questions the conference will explore and discuss include:

  • Is the rising concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere a net positive or net negative for plant life, animals and human prosperity?
  • What is the cost of restrictions on energy generation and consumption imposed by the Obama Administration and the United Nations?
  • Is it moral to withhold affordable and reliable energy from poor people living in the U.S. and those in emerging countries?

This event is open to the public. Paid registration is required. More information is available here.