4th International Climate And Energy Conference in Munich Germany

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Skepticism of junk climate science has taken root even in Germany. Already the 4th International International Climate And Energy Conference is taking place in Munich on November 25-26, 2011.

Leading scientists, experts and critics of the AGW science and man-made climate change are gathering to present the newest results. Mark it down on your calendar!

New speakers this year will include:
– Andrew Montford
– Werner Kirstein
– Henrik Svensmark
– Chris Horner
– Piers Corbyn

They’ll be joining an impressive line-up of speakers like Nir Shaviv and Jan Veizer. Last year I attended the conference in Berlin and I hope to attend this year too.

This year’s line up of speakers looks even better, and the program (still preliminary and likely to change some) has been expanded to 2 full days. Read more at EIKE. Here’s how the program looks right now:

Friday – November 25

8:00 a.m.
Registration

9:00 a.m.
* Welcome – Why do we still deal with climate change?
Dr. Holger Thuss, European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE)
Wolfgang Müller, Berlin Manhattan Institute (BMI), European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE)

9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Panel: Measuring vs. modelling
* Real temperature measurements vs. climate alarmism
Prof. em. Dr. Horst-Joachim Lüdecke Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes
* Glaciers as climate witnesses
Prof. em. Dr. Gernot Patzelt, University of Insbruck
* Anthropogenic sea level rise: from scenario to panic
Dipl. Meteorologe Klaus-Eckart Puls, Press spokesperson, EIKE

11:30 a.m. – 12.00 a.m.
Break
– Mission impossible – geological facts of carbon capture and storage in Germany
Prof. em. Dr. Friedrich-Karl Ewert, University of Paderborn

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch – conference venue

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Panel: Cosmic rays, CO2 and climate
* Climate, water, CO2 and the sun
Prof. Dr. Jan Veizer, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa
* The cosmic ray climate link – evidence and implications to the understanding of
climate change
Prof. Dr. Nir Shaviv, Racah Institute of Physics – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
* The impact of solar activities and cosmic rays on the world climate
Prof. Dr. Henrik Svensmark, Centre for Sun-Climate Research of the Danish National Space Centre

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Panel: Update on the CERN study cosmic rays and climate change
Prof. Dr. Jan Veizer, Prof. Dr. Nir Shaviv, Prof. Dr. Henrik Svensmark

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Climategate – The story of a cover-up
Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill Blog
Followed by dinner – buffet

Saturday – November 26

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Panel: Forecasts vs. scenarios
* Climate change between statistics, models and substitute religion
Prof. Dr. Werner Kirstein, Institute for Geography, University of Leipzig
* Accurate long term weather forecasts are possible
Piers Corbyn, Weather Action, London

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
* The urban legend of the Hockey Stick
Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill Blog

12:15 p.m. – 13:00 p.m.
* Investing wisely– opportunities and dangers in alternative energy
(tbc)

13:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lunch – at conference venue

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Panel: Climate- and Energy Policy – Wish and Reality
* The green economy: Crony capitalism’s newest big idea
Dr. Christopher C. Horner
Center for Energy and Environment – Competitive Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC
* The costs of Germany’s green energy agenda – plan vs. reality
Prof. Dr. Gerd Ganteför, University of Konstanz

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
* Covering their tracks: the IPCC and transparency
Dr. Christopher C. Horner
* Center for Energy and Environment – Competitive Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
* Climate policies – a threat to liberty
Prof. Dr. Gerd Habermann; University of Potsdam, Hayek Society

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
* Closing remarks
Dr. Holger Thuss, President Of The European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE)

7:00 p.m.
Reception / end of conference

Prices for admission
€80.00 for 1 day, private individuals
€140.00 private individuals for 2 days
€290.00 person for companies
Prices already include VAT.

Also included are the documentation, 3 meals and 4 coffee breaks/day. Note this is only the preliminary plan and is subject to change!

Registration form will be made available soon.

More info here at EIKE.

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12 responses to “4th International Climate And Energy Conference in Munich Germany”

  1. Ulrich Elkmann

    An impressive roster, indeed.
    The lynchpin will be the reporting on the conference in the MSM over here. Either they ignore it completely – with state television (ARD & ZDF) and all local newspapers – the two main sources “reliable information” for all non-surfers here (including the academic intelligentsia) that’s a safe bet.
    The way the larger papers or Deutschlandfunk radio will report show the measure to which climate scepticism has taken root in Germany. If they employ terms like “Ewiggestrige” [“hidebound” turned up to eleven; Journalese for “Nazi”, in rare cases Communist hardliners] or “unbelehrbar” [“unteachable”; Journalese for the Pope, at least for the moment], it hasn’t.

  2. Ulrich Elkmann

    But they are communicating the science, commanding the narrative: the Fourth Power deciding what reality looks like… Right at the moment, this is changing rapidly (see the 150,000+ protests against the proposed European Stability Mechanism – only Die Welt covering it, belatedly). There are already journalists taking AGW apart – most affiliated with the Achse des Guten – Michael Miersch, Dirk Maxeiner, Klaus Gärtner; they are just tucked away in the back pages – and write for papers no good Lefite would touch with a pole – NZZ, die Welt. Some of the rest, either true believers or obedient party line lickspittles – must be feeling rather like their Eastern counterparts after June 1989 – either denounce the charade and be relegated to covering Miss Sauerkraut from Zeroville or keep up the facade and look absolutely foolish sooner or later. Not an enviable choice.

    1. DirkH

      Ulrich, the media situation in Germany is hopeless, and the Warmists love it. Our state television (ARD and ZDF) comes more expensive per citizen than any other in the world, and they demand another rise.

      http://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen/it-medien/ard-und-zdf-leiden-unter-realitaetsverlust/4652526.html

      These public media people and their followers think of themselves as being superior to the American media – one Warmist told me “In the USA, all the media are right-wing”. They are talking about something they don’t understand because they never read American media themselves, but they read misrepresentations in the Sueddeutsche or Der Spiegel – they get the world presented through a socialist-tinted looking glass and don’t notice.

      They also think that they can trust their pied pipers and don’t need to check for themselves. Germany is like a huge Jonestown.

      1. GregO

        OMG Dirk it’s worse than we thought – at least here in America. I mean, Germans in general believe that American Media is right wing? That is nuts. Sure there is Fox News and it has its followers – IMHO their facts are straight but the presentation puts even me, a lifelong conservative, off a bit so I don’t pay them much attention.

        Newsweek, Time, Scientific American (owned by a German company), The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, all, all far left. In what fantasy world could anyone on this Earth think American media is “Right wing”.

        1. DirkH

          It’s true; the exact words of a VW engineer I talked to. He’s not THAT dumb; he’s to a large degree misguided by the mistranslations and misinterpretations of the German left-wing journalists he trusts and reads.

          But what’s maybe worse is that Germans generally think in a Left-Right dichotomy only; they miss the Authoritarian-Libertarian dimension entirely (so nearly all our parties are paternalistic and get away with it).

          It’s a very underdeveloped discourse here; not only in the media.

  3. Bernd Felsche

    No discounts for polar bears wanting to come in from the cold? 😉

  4. Dirk the American

    You do realize that NOBODY at this conference has disproven the proven scientific fact of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) or the infinitely more impressive credentials of climate scientists at the IPCC, right?

    Here are people who are actually qualified to speak on the damaging effects of endless human CO2 emissions:

    Myles Allen
    Richard Alley
    Svante Arrhenius
    Phil Jones
    Michael Mann
    Gordon McBean
    Veerabhadran Ramanathan
    Stephen H. Schneider
    Inez Fung
    Joanna Haigh
    Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
    Edward Norton Lorenz
    Syukuro Manabe
    Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
    Jean Jouzel
    Dr Benjamin Santer
    Dr. Julienne Stroeve – National Snow and Ice Data Center

    When American media gives equal time to UFO-alien-hypothesis disclosure as it gives to religious issues – even though there is ZERO proof of “gods” but quite a bit of evidence (not fully proved, of course, nevertheless) for the alien hypothesis for many UFOs,
    and when American media (esp. C-span) gives as much airtime to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and their videos showing the horrors behind factory farms as it does to commericals for meat or the AEI,
    only then can American media be called “fair and balanced”.

    Until then, it is EXTREMELY rightwing.

    1. DirkH

      “or the infinitely more impressive credentials of climate scientists at the IPCC”

      That’s quite the statement. Dirk, you must have been sleeping under a rock for the last few years.
      http://www.science20.com/science_20/blog/should_greenpeace_be_writing_ipcc_reports-80080

      1. Ulrich Elkmann

        He forgot the /sarc on /sarc off.

  5. Ulrich Elkmann

    Hmm, just where did Arrhenius speak of the damaging effects of CO2? In our version of history, he looked forward to palm beaches in Scandinavia wheat fields in Greenland – if industrialization was increased relentlessly (as he hoped); otherwise that effect would be completely swamped by volcanism.
    Fourier and Lorentz also seem susceptible to actual scientific procedures and assessments. Assembling these worthy gents in a jury might result in “The Devil and Daniel Webster”.

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