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Also: ‘Climate Change? Who is Paying? And for What?’
– a landmark conference, March 19, 2011
March 01, 2011, Cambridge, UK. Press Dispensary. The price of misjudging the global response to climate change theories could be catastrophe: economic for developed nations and life-threatening for the world’s poorest people. One prevailing scientific view of climate change dominates world policy-making, leading to radical law-making of seismic significance. But is this view proven beyond reasonable doubt or is it just one theory among many, driven by vested interests? And if wrong, at what cost is it being followed ... and who will pay?
On March 19, 2011, ‘Climate Change?’, a landmark international one day conference in St Ives, Cambridge, questions the most fundamental tenets of prevailing climate change theory and digs below the sound-bite headlines. Held on the weekend running up to Climate Week, it will feature a range of experts in the field, with international scientific reputations, and will reopen a debate which has yet to be settled but which has slipped from media attention now that governments are beginning to set policies, however misguided those policies may be.
Under the full title of ‘Climate Change? Who is Paying? And for What?’, the conference will see the launch of a nationwide campaign to repeal the Climate Act 2008, the legislation responsible for committing the UK to a massive and costly carbon reduction programme, not to mention the present flood of wind farms. The ‘Campaign to Repeal the Climate Change Act’ ( www.repealtheact.co.uk
), which soft-launched on Facebook in 2010, is headed up by Fay Tuncay, who is an expert speaker at the conference. There will also be a call to establish a "Climate Change Truth Commission" with the brief of fully and impartially assessing the true state of climate change science.
Other speakers at the conference include British botanist Professor David Bellamy and celebrated long-range forecaster Piers Corbyn as well as experts in meteorology, geophysics and sea-level monitoring, among others. ‘Climate Change?’ is being organised by Philip Foster MA, a retired clergyman and prominent climate change sceptic, author and one of the initiators of the successful ‘Copenhagen Climate Challenge’ in December 2009, together with his associate, Reverend Ian Walters.
At the event, Professor Stephen Bush, Cambridge and UMIST professor of engineering, will present a luminary paper on ‘Energy, Emissions, and the Economy’ which looks forward over the next 40 years and addresses how the importance of climate change policy cannot be over-emphasised. It examines the implications of policy in terms of capital and running costs, CO2 and other emissions, and capacity to meet the nation's electricity demand, in light of making reasonable assumptions about the mix of all 11 different electricity generation processes. The findings of this paper provide an ideal springboard to launch the ‘Campaign to Repeal the Climate Act 2008’.
The conference will also feature Professor Niklas Nils-Axel Mörner Ph.D., former head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics Department at Stockholm University. He is an expert on world sea levels and conducted an exhaustive study of the islands of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean in 2005 and, more recently, in Bangladesh, both with surprising results.
Philip Foster, conference organiser, comments: “The debate over the reality of human-induced climate change is steeped in emotion, disinformation and hysteria. Wrong responses could have catastrophic consequences for the poorest people across the planet, as well as our own economic stability, yet prevailing policies are founded purely on hypotheses which have not been proven: theories based on computer modelling and vested interests but yet to be supported by observation in the field.
“This conference brings together specialists in the fields of climate, economics, politics and social affairs. It will allow the opinions of relevant experts to be heard properly so we can gain a more balanced view of this controversial subject and answer the burning questions that are being ignored by policy-makers.”
He adds: “As 'Climate Week' begins, this conference is a landmark event in the UK. It aims to open a debate that has been suppressed thus far. Not to continue the debate is incompatible with proper scientific process and, to boot, a denial of democracy.”
The one day conference, ‘Climate Change? Who is Paying? And for What?’, takes place from 9.30am to 8pm on Saturday 19 March, 2011, at Cromwell Barn, Burleigh Hill Farm, Somersham Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 3LY (ten minutes from J26 on A14). The day will feature seminars, discussions and practical sessions. Entry is by ticket only. The cost of advance tickets is £20 (concessions £10), including buffet meals. A limited number of tickets may be available on the day, costing £25. Tickets may be obtained by phoning 01480 399098 or writing to Strategic Conferences Ltd, Tudor House Mews, Westgate, Grantham, NG31 6LU.
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For press passes please call Philip Foster on 01480 399098 or email PF.SMP@dial.pipex.com . Opportunities will exist for members of the press to interview speakers during breaks and sessions that they are not chairing.
Expert speakers at ‘Climate Change? Who is Paying? And For what?’ include: Professor David Bellamy OBE, botanist and environmentalist; James Dent FRMetS, CMet CEnv, hydrologist and meteorologist specialising in flood defences; Roger Helmer MEP; Philip Foster MA, author of ‘While the Earth Endures: Creation, Cosmology and Climate Change’; Fay Tuncay BSc, coordinator of ‘Campaign to repeal the Climate Change Act’; Professor Stephen Bush, UMIST Professor of Engineering; Professor Nils-Axel Mörner Ph.D., former head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics Department at Stockholm University and expert on world sea levels; Piers Corbyn, solar physicist and director of WeatherAction long-range weather forecasting; and Austin Williams, Future Cities project and author of ‘The Enemies of Progress’.
About Philip Foster
Philip Foster MA, the organiser of ‘Climate Change?’, was an initiator of the ‘Copenhagen Climate Challenge’ in 2009 ( http://www.copenhagenclimatechallenge.org ), a two day conference held in Copenhagen during ‘COP15’. The conference featured an array of international speakers and led to an official, 10-point letter signed by 170 climate scientists being sent to the United Nations. Philip has degrees in Natural Science and Theology from Cambridge University and is the author of ‘While the Earth Endures’.
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