Heartland Institute Sixth International Conference on Climate Change

Harrison Schmitt

Harrison H. “Jack” Schmitt


  • Ph.D., Geology, Harvard University, 1964. [1]
  • B.S., California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 1957.[1]


Read time: 16 mins

Denial-a-Palooza: Where Are All the Scientists That Deniers Love To Talk About?

Read time: 3 mins
Where are all the scientists?

Wake up and smell the fossil fuel funding. That’s right, it’s that time of year again: the Heartland Institute is hosting its Sixth (annual?*) International Conference on Climate Change over the next two days in Washington D.C.

DeSmogBlog already revealed some of the oily sponsors behind the event. Now it’s time to take a look at the so-called scientists Heartland has rounded up to accomplish this year’s theme of “Restoring the Scientific Method.”   

Barry Brill

Barry Brill


  • OPM - Harvard Business School (2000).
  • Master of Commercial Law (2000).
  • Master of Law with Honours (1966).

Source: [1]

Read time: 5 mins

Ken Haapala

Ken Haapala


  • MS (Economics), Economic Modeling, Energy Economics. [1]


Read time: 18 mins

Nicola Scafetta

Nicola Scafetta


  •  Ph.D., Physics, University of North Texas. [1]


Nicola Scafetta is a research scientist at Duke University Physics Department. He is known for proposing a phenomenological theory of climate change, claiming that oscillations induced by solar changes and other astronomical influences can affect climate.

Read time: 7 mins

James Taylor

James M. Taylor


  • B.A. from Dartmouth College. [1]
  • J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law where he was president of the local chapter of the Federalist Society and founder and editor-in-chief of the Federalist Voice[1]


Read time: 32 mins

S. Fred Singer

S. Fred Singer


  • B.E.E. (Electrical Engineering), Ohio State University. [1]
  • A.M. and Ph.D. (Physics), Princeton University. [1]


Siegfried Frederick Singer (S. Fred Singer) is a former space scientist and government scientific administrator. [1]

Read time: 34 mins
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