Allow me to shorten Heartland’s 2009 International Conference on Climate Change for you.
Joseph L. Bast: Bray’s survey shows that there is no consensus.
Vaclav Klaus: Environmentalists have a secret plan to “return mankind centuries back”.
Richard Lindzen: It is an error to say “It’s the sun!”
Tom McClintock: Al Gore is fat. And, it’s the sun!
Lawrence Solomon: Environmental organizations are pawns of the foundations that fund them.
Tom Segalstad: Total human emissions of CO2 are twice the alleged increase in atmospheric CO2, therefore human emissions cannot be the cause of the increase.
Syun Akasofu: The warming has a natural cause and I don’t have to tell you what that cause is.
David Evans: After I got beat up for not knowing what the hot spot is or what causes it, I have a new theory – it is produced by water vapour feedback. [Editor’s note: Still wrong]
Terry Dunleavy: The Oregon Petition proves that there is no consensus.
Craig Idso: Higher temperatures and CO2 levels help coral reefs.
Jan Veizer: It’s the sun!
Harrison Schmitt: It’s the sun!
Art Robinson: Genocidal emission reduction policies will kill hundreds of millions.
Dennis Avery: It’s the sun!
Joe D’Aleo: It’s the sun!
Richard Keen: It’s volcanoes!
Steve McIntyre: I’m going to pretend that when Mann referred to “heavy equipment” being needed to update proxies, he was referring to tree corers rather than drills for ice cores.
John Sununu: We need a ‘Fairness Doctrine’ for the publication of scientific research.
Willie Soon: It’s the sun!
Piers Corbyn: It’s the sun!
Roy Spencer: It’s the PDO!
William Gray: It’s salinity-induced deep ocean circulation changes!
Larry Gould had 108 slides for a 20 minute talk, including one cite Monckton as proof that the DDT ban had killed 40 million people.
Don Easterbrook: Beginning this year, global cooling will cause crop failures and food shortages.
Rob Bradley: Look! I photoshopped Barack Obama’s head on Jimmy Carter’s body!
Joanne Nova: I have trained my children to attack and destroy copies of New Scientist.
Bob Carter: We must prepare for the possiblility that 2020 will be another Little Ice Age.
John Theon: Jim Hansen should be fired. And then prosecuted for his crimes.
Christopher Monckton: Bed-wetting Greens are too yellow to admit they’re really Reds and want to kill millions by shutting down 90% of our economy.
Notes: I shortened all the keynote addresses using the videos. The other summaries are based on the Powerpoint slides. Some Powerpoints
Credits: “Shorter” concept was invented by Daniel Davies.
Update: Christopher Booker: The scare about CO2 is just like the scare about white asbestos.
Russell Seitz sends his own summary: