SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

May 21, 2012 – May 23, 2012 Hilton Chicago Hotel 720 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois Schedule
All meals take place in the Continental Ballroom. All panels take place in the Williford Ballroom on the third floor except for Panel 6 on Tuesday and Panel 10 on Wednesday, which take place in the Continental Ballroom following the breakfast program.

Monday, May 21
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration on the main level near the Continental Ballroom Exhibit area open BREAKFAST

Welcome: Joseph Bast, president, and James M. Taylor, senior fellow, The Heartland Institute Keynote: Joe Bastardi – Global Sea Ice, Accumulated Cyclone Energy, and How it Explains the Climate 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. BREAK PANEL 1 – Climate History and Physics

Moderator – James M. Taylor Nir Shaviv, Ph.D. – The Solar/Cosmic Ray Connection and Its Implication to the Understanding of Present Day Climate Change Howard Hayden, Ph.D. – What Physics Tells Us About the Sensitivity of Climate to CO2 Forcing Don Easterbrook, Ph.D. – Are Forecasts of a 20-Year Cooling Trend Credible?

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

PANEL 2 – Health and Welfare

Moderator – Dennis Avery John Dunn, M.D. – Does Global Warming Harm Human Health?

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Jerry Arnett, M.D. – Global Warming and Human Health Effects Paul Driessen – Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Human Welfare Todd Wynn – Regulation without Representation: How the EPA has Become a Political Tool

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

BREAK

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

LUNCH

Group Discussion – Climate Change and the Blogosphere Moderator – James M. Taylor Larry Bell, University of Houston Tom Harris, International Climate Science Coalition Marc Morano, ClimateDepot.com

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

BREAK

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

PANEL 3 – Impact of Climate Change

Moderator – Tom Harris Craig Idso, Ph.D. – Global Warming and Ocean Acidification Craig Loehle, Ph.D. – Enhanced Crop, Forest, and Ecosystem Health in a Warmer World Patrick Michaels, Ph.D. – The Role of Public Choice in Climate Science

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

PANEL 4 – Extreme Weather Events

Moderator – John Dunn William Gray, Ph.D. – Why Computer Models Overestimate Global Warming Stanley Goldenberg – The Hot Debate: Is There a Link Between Global Warming and Hurricane Activity? Anthony Lupo, Ph.D. – Is Global Warming Causing Extreme Weather Events?

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4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

BREAK

Reception/book sales-signing in the exhibit area (cash bar) with authors Patrick Michaels and Larry Bell

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

DINNER

James M. Taylor – Real Science Joseph Bast – Real Choices Hon. Vaclav Klaus, Ph.D., president, Czech Republic

8:00 p.m.

ADJOURN

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Registration on main level near the Continental Ballroom Exhibit area open

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

BREAKFAST

Group Discussion: The NASA Letter Writers Moderator – Leighton Steward, CO2 is Green Harrison Schmitt, Ph.D., Apollo 17 Walter Cunningham, Apollo 7 Harold Doiron, former NASA scientist Thomas Wysmuller, former NASA scientist

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

BREAK

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

PANEL 5 – Attribution: What Causes Climate Change?

Moderator – Stanley Goldenberg

Willie Soon, Ph.D. – Almighty CO2, Giant Boa Snake, and the Sun (What controls the

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equator-to-pole temperature distribution of the Earth’s surface?) S. Fred Singer, Ph.D. – CO2 and Climate Change: The Evidence Doesn’t Add Up Tom Segalstad, Ph.D. – Geochemistry of CO2: The Whereabouts of CO2 in Earth

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

PANEL 6 – Measuring Climate Change and Its Impacts – 1 (concurrent session taking place in the Continental Ballroom)

Moderator – Steve Goreham Anthony Watts – How Reliable Are Twentieth Century Temperature Reconstructions? Richard Keen, Ph.D. – The Pacific Decadal Oscillation and Global Climate Models Willis Eschenbach, Ph.D. – Global Warming’s Impact on Ecosystems

11:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

BREAK

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH

U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

BREAK

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

PANEL 7 – Measuring Climate Change and Its Impacts – 2

Moderator – Jay Lehr, Ph.D. Bob Carter, Ph.D. – The Misrepresentation of Science in the Public Domain Madhav Khandekar, Ph.D. – Global Warming Effects on Regional Climate Dennis Avery, Ph.D. – 6,000 Years of Civilizations Collapsed by Abrupt Climate Change

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

PANEL 8 – Limits of Renewable Energy

Moderator – Tom Harris Peter Ferrara, J.D. – The Economic Implications of High-Cost Energy Donn Dears – Why It Is Virtually Impossible to Cut CO2 Emissions by 80 Percent

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John Droz – Wind Energy: Based on Real Science? Ken Haapala, M.S. – Wind and Solar: The Past or the Future?

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

BREAK

Reception/book sales-signing in the exhibit area (cash bar) with Brian Sussman and S. Fred Singer

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

DINNER

Keynote: Brian Sussman, author of Eco-Tyranny and Climategate – Global Whining

8:00 p.m.

ADJOURN

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration on the main level by the Continental Ballroom Exhibit area open

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

BREAKFAST

Roger Helmer, Member of the European Parliament, Great Britain

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

BREAK

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

PANEL 9 – Social and Economic Factors

Moderator – Dennis Avery Myron Ebell, J.D., – The Political Challenges and Opportunities of Piecemeal Implementation of Energy Rationing Agendas Julian Morris, M.S., J.D. – Climate Change and Sustainable Development Christopher Horner, J.D. – The Incredible Disappearing “Climate” Agenda and its True Costs

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

PANEL 10 – Communicating Climate Change (concurrent session taking place in the Continental Ballroom)

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Moderator – Ken Haapala Jay Lehr, Ph.D. –Teaching Climate Change to the Public Steve Goreham – The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism Charles Battig – Achieving Public Policy Results

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

PANEL 11 – Applications and Lessons Learned

Moderator – Stanley Goldenberg Richard Trzupek – The Regulatory Tsunami: A Closer Look at Rules in Place and on the Way Alan Carlin, Ph.D. – EPA’s Proposed Carbon “Pollution” Standard for New Power Plants

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

BREAK

Reception/book sales-signing in the exhibit area with Steve Goreham and Craig Idso

12:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

LUNCH

Sebastian Lüning, author, Die kalte Sonne (The Cold Sun) – The Medieval Warm Period within the Context of Millennial Scale Climate Cycles

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

CONCLUDING REMARKS

2:30 p.m.

ADJOURN

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