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"Biggest power grab in the history of human kind"
Third International Conference on Climate Change
attracts
Standing Room Only crowd to Washington, DC 
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3 Jun 09 - More than 250 people crowded into hotel meeting rooms to hear a dozen elite scientists and economists refute the claim that global warming is either man-made or would have harmful effects on Earth.
 

Dr. Jeff Kueter, an economist and president of the George C. Marshall Institute, cited independent economic studies that showed the diversion of capital to emission permits from the investment in new plant and equipment in the U.S. economy would:

  • reduce employment by 1.1 million jobs a year from 2012 to 2030, and more than double that job-loss in 2035.
  • slash gross domestic product by an average of $491 billion a year from 2012 to 2035, and hit $662 billion in 2035 -- a total evaporation of productive output of goods and services worth more than $9.4 trillion.
  • reduce average global temperatures by an insignificant 0.36 F by 2100 and by 0.09 F by 2050.

U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), a veteran global warming skeptic, urged attendees to call Waxman-Markey a "cap-and-tax plan" that amounts to "unilateral disarmament in the economic sphere" for American businesses and workers.

Another long-time skeptic, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (D-Calif.), provoked sustained applause when he declared that the partisans of Waxman-Markey are "stampeding the public and elected officials in the biggest power grab in the history of human kind."

Economist Dr. Gabriel Calzada of King Juan Carlos University in Madrid reviewed the dismal performance of cap-and-trade mandates in Spain, where unemployment has reached a daunting 18 percent, carbon emissions are higher today than before cap-and-trade was installed, and fraud and misrepresentation of emission abatement programs are rampant.

Calzada presented data that showed Spanish businesses have spent billions of dollars on carbon credits and abatement programs, resulting in two jobs being lost in the regular economy or never being created for every one job created in the "green economy."

Energy industry scholar Ben Lieberman of The Heritage Foundation rounded out the economists' dire projections by showing that the added costs stemming from Waxman-Markey would average $4,618 a year through 2035, creating a total additional outlay of more than $110,000 with no added benefit to the family's quality of life or personal consumption.

Dr. Richard Lindzen, MIT professor of meteorology, said the premises underlying global-warming alarmism "are meaningless except in the propaganda war" being waged by a compliant mainstream media and a scientific community that finds it easier "to accept authority than disputing questions that are at issue."

Dr. Patrick Michaels, a Cato Institute scholar and research professor of environmental studies at the University of Virginia, blamed some of the success of doomsday alarmism on the absence of fact-checking in mainstream media when alarmists go on a sortie.

Lord Christopher Monckton, former science advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who has closed each of the two previous international climate conferences, once again brought the crowd to its feet in a cheering standing ovation.

"In the end, it will be here, in the United States, that the truth will first emerge, said Monckton. “Not in Europe, for we are no longer free. ... It is here, in this great nation founded upon liberty, that the battle for the world's freedom will be won."

For more information about the Third International Conference on Climate Change, visit the event's Web site at http://www.heartland.org/events/WashingtonDC09/index.html or contact Dan Miller, publisher, or Tammy Nash, media relations manager, at 312/377-4000, email dmiller@heartland.org or tnash@heartland.org.

 

  

 

 

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