Highlighting International "Skeptic" Conference on Climate Change Speaker Calvin Beisner

Highlighting International "Skeptic" Conference on Climate Change Speaker Calvin Beisner
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We’ve added a briefing note in our database on Calvin Beisner of the Interfaith Stewardship Alliance, who is listed as a speaker at the upcoming the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change,” being organized by the ExxonMobil and Philip Morris-friendly Heartland Institute.

Here’s an excerpt from the briefing note:

Beisner on Global Warming, AIDS and Intelligent Design

Beisner has written many articles critical of the scientific realities of global warming in the context of the Evangelical faith, including:

Global Warming – why Evangelicals should not be alarmed.

Deep Ecology, Neo-paganism, and the Irrationalism of Global Warming Hysteria

In 1990, Beisner wrote a piece critical of the need for further federal spending on AIDS research, treatment and education. In the article Beisner asks:

[but] is it rational to allocate $3.5 billion dollars to fight a disease that is almost 100 percent self-inflicted by people intent on immoral and irrational behavior?

Beisner goes on to claim that:

The simple fact is that militant homosexuals have a potent lobby on Capitol Hill and at the White House. They know how to get politician’s attention. Only that can explain the irrational policies that have prevailed toward AIDS…” (emphasis added).

In 2005, Beisner wrote an article criticizing a judicial ruling barring intelligent design from a Biology class curriculum. Beisner wrote:

[t]he aggressive, extreme secularism that would reject all reference in biology studies to intelligent design of irreducibly complex structures is more patently unscientific and more obviously religious than what most people have encountered in discussing evolution and creation. Perhaps a few more will waken now to the fact that the public schools are the enemy, not the friend, and not even a neutral party to Christians, and therefore (a) remove their kids from them and (b) stop working with them.”

Below is a list of other briefing notes we have completed on speakers for the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change:”

Will Alexander

Dennis Avery

Tim Ball

Calvin Beisner

Bob Carter

Michael Fox

Vincent Gray

Ross McKitrick

Patrick Michaels

Tim Patterson

Benny Peiser

Paul Reiter

Arthur Robinson

S. Fred Singer

George Taylor

 

Highlighting International "Skeptic" Conference on Climate Change Speaker Calvin Beisner

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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