2008 International Conference on Climate Change

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As we reported earlier today on DeSmogBlog, the Heartland Institute is organizing the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change,” for those few left who cling to the notion that somehow the international science community has gotten it wrong on the causes and realities of global warming.

Call them “skeptics,” “deniers,” or whatever you want, this conference is a last ditch attempt to draw media attention to a message that has long passed its expiry date.

Heck, even George W. Bush no longer denies the scientific realities of climate change.

Over the next week, DeSmogBlog will research the individuals listed as “confirmed speakers” for the conference and provide a succinct briefing note on each.

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Most of the individuals are well-known to us already and below you will find links to their entries in our research database. We will update the list as we pull information from our files and complete new briefing notes.

Will Alexander

David Archibald (coming soon)

Scott Armstrong 

Dennis Avery (coming soon)

Tim Ball

Robert Balling (coming soon)

Bob Carter

Paul Chesser (coming soon)

Roy Cordato (coming soon)

Joseph D’Aleo (coming soon)

Michael Fox (coming soon)

Fred Goldberg (coming soon)

Vincent Gray

Chris Horner (coming soon)

Andrei Illariano (coming soon)

David Legates (coming soon)

Jay Lehr (coming soon)

Brian Leyland (coming soon)

Mathew Manweller (coming soon)

Ross McKitrick

Owen McShane (coming soon)

Patrick Michaels

Steven Milloy (coming soon)

Christopher Monckton (coming soon)

Jim O’Brien (coming soon)

Tim Patterson

Benny Peiser

Paul Reiter

Arthur Robinson

Joel Schwartz

S. Fred Singer

Willie Soon (coming soon)

Roy Spencer (coming soon)

George Taylor

Jerry Taylor (coming soon)

Anthony Watts (coming soon)

 

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Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmogBlog.

He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning.

Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks.

Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder.

Prior to DeSmogBlog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health.

In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications.

Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

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