Archive for October 2008
As they did in 2008, organizers of The International Climate Change Conference are hosting a similar forum entitled “Global Warming Canceled” in New York on March 8-10 of 2009. The Conference, sponsored The Heartland Institute, is intended to encourage an unbiased scientific evaluation of global warming.
Dan Miller, executive vice president of The Heartland Institute explains, “No corporate dollars earmarked for the event were solicited or accepted.” This creates a unique setting for a discussion of global warming; an issue that often incorporates political and corporate interests. Nearly 1000 scientists and experts from around the world will be attending the conference…more
$300m advertising vs $10k bet on scientific forecasting: A thorny question. Is it better to base public policy decisions on forecasts backed by $300,000,000 of advocacy, or on forecasts derived from scientific forecasting methods? Scott Armstrong’s $10,000 challenge to Nobel Laureate Al Gore to adopt a scientific approach to the important issue of climate policy has so far not been accepted. Gore’s rejection of the challenge has been steadfast despite high profile coverage including that by Vanity Fair. (19 October, 2008) more…