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ICCC – Chicago

Posted by Jeff Id on May 14, 2010

I’ll  be going to the Chicago climate change conference this weekend.  It’s actually a pretty exciting opportunity, besides meeting a lot of famous names for dinner, I’m planning to catch some of the presentations.  This will be the first time that I’ve met any of the personalities from the internet world that many of us have grown so familiar with – you know what they say about meeting people on the internet!  For Lucia and myself the event is right nearby. In my case, it’s just an hours drive into town.  That’s basically next door in Chicago traffic.

That reminds me, I need to see if the grumpy conservative blogger pass I applied for has been approved.

Reconsidering the Science and Economics

The Fourth International Conference on Climate Change will be held in Chicago, Illinois on May 16-18, 2010 at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile Hotel, 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago. It will call attention to new scientific research on the causes and consequences of climate change, and to economic analysis of the cost and effectiveness of proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

PJTV is set to cover the conference at this link

PJTV to Cover Climate Conference
05/13/10, By Dan Miller, press release

15 Responses to “ICCC – Chicago”

  1. Thanks, Jeff, for going to the conference in Chicago.

    Don’t let them overlook natural cyclic changes in Earth’s heat source – the Sun.

    The Climategate scandal began with deceit and manipulation of isotope data from analysis of lunar soil samples returned by the 1969 Apollo Mission to the Moon.

    With kind regards,
    Oliver K. Manuel

  2. mrpkw said

    I wouldn’t call you “grumpy”.

    Have a ball at the conference.
    Is the stadard baked chicken on the menu?? (YUCK)

  3. HotRod said

    I hope you are taking some Valium or whatever you call it over there.

  4. JAE said

    Lucky guy. And I suppose all your expenses will be paid by Big Oil and Big Tobacco, too.

  5. Bad Andrew said


    Take copious notes and make sure you keep a list with summaries of your Brushes With Celebrity! 🙂


  6. RB said

    “8:05 p.m. Second Keynote Address
    Steve McIntyre, Ph.D., Climate Audit”

    Hmm.. there goes Heartland’s credibility (I think that’s how arguments go these days).

  7. Robert E. Phelan said

    My wife was gonna fly to LA this weekend for a seminar but the scheduling got screwed up. I was almost gonna harass her to let me got to Chicago…. but I’ve got a final exam to administer and grade on Monday… suggest to someone that after memorial day is better than before… and New Haven, Connecticut is a really nifty and lovely place for an international conference. Bring a video camera.

  8. Neven said

    Like I’ve asked Lucia: Tell us how many denialists below the age of 50 you encounter. 🙂

    Is John Christy coming this time?

  9. Carrick said


    Tell us how many denialists below the age of 50 you encounter

    I know plenty. Many of the “deniers” I know are under 30 (young, conservative bloggers).

    If anything the AGW crowed is weighted toward old fogies via the aging hippie effect. It doesn’t help that the AGE movement is tilted towards crazy by communists and world socialists, who see AGW as a scheme for wealth distribution. (Note that I didn’t say it was a wealth distribution scheme, or that it would work that way in practice, the rich countries didn’t get rich by giving away all of their money.)

  10. Neven said

    Re wealth distribution (please excuse the off-topic): right now we have a scheme where all power and wealth flows to the ultra-rich. If you want a sustainable society and economy this scheme has to go, full stop.

    If I have to choose I’d rather see my money go to someone whose primary needs aren’t met than see it get robbed by the Rothschilds and Rockefellers via war and exploitation. A lot of people seem to want the latter, even though they don’t belong to the ultra-rich themselves. The propaganda seems to work so well it’s hardly needed anymore. AGW is a scam.

  11. Chuckles said

    Well said Carrick, I’ll just add Keith Kloors observation of a recent article

  12. timetochooseagain said

    This denialist is under twenty.

  13. GregO said


    Have a great time and tell us all about it when you get back. I sure hope MSM covers it but I’m not holding my breath.

  14. DeWitt Payne said

    I always judged my conference trips based on the quality of the food at the restaurants where I had lunch and dinner (or maybe dinner and supper in your neck of the woods). I don’t much care about the papers, tell me what you ate (if it was any good, that is).

  15. Kenneth Fritsch said

    DeWitt, those memorable dinners were being paid for by somebody else, right? What you say is probably almost universally true, however. When we reminisce the “old days” with past co-workers about conferences or business trips it usually starts with “remember the dinner at such and such place”.

    Jeff is close to Chicago, as I am, and he probably is familiar with all the great places to eat and their prices. I suggest Jeff takes a bag lunch and on the money saved he takes his bride, who just went through a lot to give them a pride joy, to one of those premier places to dine and then an evening out on the town and then a stay over in a nice hotel.

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