- Ph.D., Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- M.S., Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University.
- B.S., Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University.
- B.A., Applied Science, Lehigh University.
Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, has been added to our database of individuals attending the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change,” being organized by the ExxonMobil and Philip Morris-friendly Heartland Institute.
Below is a list of other briefing notes we have completed on speakers for the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change:”
Here's new NASA satellite video showing the astounding loss of Arctic sea ice.
Rumour is that shock jock Glenn Beck will host the same old typical handful of global warming deniers on his CNN special tonight. They will no doubt spout the same old arguments like: “I remember when global cooling was all anyone would talk about.”
In what is becoming a perfect echo chamber, we see the same small group of mainly industry-funded “experts,” running from one ear to the next telling us that global warming is a hoax, and there is nothing to fear.
What this continuous recycling of the same 5 or 6 global warming deniers highlights more than anything is how very few there are left.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute, who not even the likes of ExxonMobil want to be associated with anymore, has issued a media advisory today offering up their in-house staff as global warming “experts” available for comment on the upcoming release by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
With the IPCC report coming from scientists, you would think the CEI would be offering up scientists as global warming “experts.
Here's some background information on each of their so-called “experts.”
Have a look at this Guardian article, linked through our friend Ross Gelbspan's site.
The thrust is that a horde of oil industry-funded lobbyists are heading to Europe to try to undermine support for action against climate change. The operation is being led by Chris Horner, a Washington DC lawyer and senior fellow at the rightwing thinktank, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which has received more than $1.3m (£750,000) funding from the US oil giant ExxonMobil. (See also next post.)
Horner is quoted saying that Europe is “an untapped frontier,” albeit one that is hostile to Horner's gang of climate change dissemblers. In fact, Horner says: “It's just a den of thieves over there.”
We concur wholeheartedly with the words in that sentence, but leave it to you, dear reader, to infer the correct location of “over there.”