Climate Change Weekly #71
The Heartland Institute is partnering with the Germany-based European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) to host the Eighth International Conference on Climate Change November 30 - December 1 in Munich, Germany. The event is also the Fifth International Conference on Climate and Energy.
This is the second time Heartland has hosted a climate conference outside the United States. The fifth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-5) was held in Sydney, Australia in 2010.
Dr. S. Fred Singer, Heartland senior fellow and director of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, and Heartland Senior Fellow James M. Taylor join many internationally renowned scientists for the first two-day ICCC-sponsored event in Europe.
“This conference is more proof, if any were needed, that important issues surrounding the causes, extent, and consequences of climate change remain unresolved in the scientific community,” said Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast. “We are honored to partner with the European Institute for Climate and Energy to showcase sound science and economics on the most important environmental debate of our age.”
SOURCE: PR Web 
IN THIS ISSUE
Inhofe, Heartland to present petitions calling on Congress to rein in "rogue" EPA ... WUWT-TV counters Gore’s 24 hours of climate propaganda … Scientists debunk Gore’s extreme weather claims … Little change in drought during past 60 years … Lukewarmist Pielke Jr. explains significance of drought study … Grist says Gore is making carbon tax less likely … Strong storms more prevalent during cold periods
INHOFE, HEARTLAND TO PRESENT PETITIONS CALLING ON CONGRESS TO REIN IN "ROGUE" EPA
The Heartland Institute  has collected more than 15,000 signatures on a petition  demanding Congress rein in a “rogue” Environmental Protection Agency. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and The Heartland Institute will present the petitions to Congress at a public event in the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, DC on Tuesday, November 27 at 11 a.m.
SOURCE: The Heartland Institute 
SCIENTISTS DEBUNK GORE’S EXTREME WEATHER CLAIMS
Scientists with the International Climate Science Coalition offer a point-by-point rebuttal of claims in Al Gore’s “24 Hours of Climate Reality: The Dirty Weather Report.” Bob Carter, Ian Clark, Tim Ball, and Madhav Khandekar debunk 11 key assertions Gore makes in his program and in a press release accompanying the program.
SOURCE: International Climate Science Coalition 
LITTLE CHANGE IN DROUGHT DURING PAST 60 YEARS
There has been little change in global drought during the past 60 years, a team of scientists reports in the peer-reviewed journal Nature. “[P]reviously reported increase in global drought is overestimated because the PDSI uses a simplified model of potential evaporation that responds only to changes in temperature and thus responds incorrectly to global warming in recent decades. More realistic calculations, based on the underlying physical principles that take into account changes in available energy, humidity and wind speed, suggest that there has been little change in drought over the past 60 years,” the scientists report.
SOURCE: Nature 
LUKEWARMIST PIELKE JR. EXPLAINS SIGNIFICANCE OF DROUGHT STUDY
Lukewarmist climate scientist Roger Pielke explains on his blog the significance of a new study showing little change in global drought during the past 60 years. A “widely accepted and oft-repeated consensus position expressed in the IPCC 2007 now appears to have been incorrect,” Pielke writes.
SOURCE: Roger Pielke Jr.’s Blog 
GRIST SAYS GORE IS MAKING CARBON TAX LESS LIKELY
The leftist Internet magazine Grist published an article urging Al Gore to “pipe down” about advocating for a carbon tax. Grist writer Philip Bump says he favors a carbon tax, but every time Al Gore opens his mouth, a carbon tax becomes less likely.
SOURCE: Grist 
STRONG STORMS MORE PREVALENT DURING COLD PERIODS
Strong storms are more prevalent during periods of colder climate than during periods of warmer climate, a team of scientists reports in the peer-reviewed Nature Geoscience. “[D]uring the past 6,500 years … we find that high storm activity occurred periodically with a frequency of about 1,500 years, closely related to cold and windy periods,” the scientists report.