More than 500 people attended, and 100 speakers delivered keynote addresses or participated in panel discussions. Addresses by the Hon. Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, John Stossel of ABC News, and leading scientists received thundering standing ovations from a capacity audience. Press coverage was extensive...The keynote speech by Joseph Bast is here. He notes that the conference addresses four questions overlooked by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:
- how reliable are the data used to document the recent warming trend?
- how much of the modern warming is natural, and how much is likely the result of human activities?
- how reliable are the computer models used to forecast future climate conditions? and
- is reducing emissions the best or only response to possible climate change?
John Coleman, who founded the cable network in 1982, suggests suing for fraud proponents of global warming, including Al Gore, and companies that sell carbon credits.
"Is he committing financial fraud? That is the question," Coleman said.
"Since we can't get a debate, I thought perhaps if we had a legal challenge and went into a court of law, where it was our scientists and their scientists, and all the legal proceedings with the discovery and all their documents from both sides and scientific testimony from both sides, we could finally get a good solid debate on the issue," Coleman said. "I'm confident that the advocates of 'no significant effect from carbon dioxide' would win the case."