[asa] Heartland conference

From: John Burgeson (ASA member) <hossradbourne@gmail.com>
Date: Mon Mar 09 2009 - 12:35:36 EDT

One reason I am nnot an AGW skeptic is illustrated by this Heartland
news release. When the science arguments fail, they attack the
messengers, ascribing malice to their motivation.

NEW YORK--Environmentalists--even mainstream environmentalists such as
Al Gore--are less concerned about any crisis posed by global warming
than they are eager to command human behavior and restrict economic
activity, the president of the Czech Republic told the second
International Conference on Climate Change here Sunday.
Vaclav Klaus, who also is serving a rotating term as president of the
European Union, triggered the approving applause of about 600
attendees as he said, "Their true plans and ambitions: to stop
economic development, and return mankind centuries back."
Klaus was one of three presenters Sunday evening as the largest-ever
gathering of global warming skeptics kicked off a 2 1/2 day conference
confronting the issue, "Global warming: Was it ever really a crisis?'
Joseph Bast, president of The Heartland Institute, which produced the
conference, and Richard Lindzen, a leading meteorologic physicist at
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earned prolonged applause
with their presentations as well.
But Klaus was the hit of the evening as he declared that the global
warming alarmists he has encountered "are interested neither in
temperature, carbon dioxide, competing scientific hypotheses and their
testing, nor in freedom or markets. They are interested in their
businesses and their profits--made with the help of politicians."
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