At the same time as the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow, there is also a big sceptic climate conference: IKEK 14, on November 12 and 13 in Gera (Germany). The conference is organized by EIKE, the German climate realist organization. EIKE has succeeded in compiling a programme with several top names from climate-sceptic science.
Picture of IKEK 11
The presentations are in German or English but will be translated simultaneously into the other language. The most important presentations will be in English anyway. Click here for the full two day programme and admission (€100 pp).
The most important speakers follow below:
Day 1 (Friday November 12)
11.45u Prof. Dr. Peter Ridd (via Skype): Is the Great Barrier Reef dying?
Ridd is an expert on the Great Barrier Reef, and also an avid science critic. At the last EIKE Conference, and also during his Clintel-visit in The Netherlands, Ridd already explained that nothing strange is happening with the Great Barrier Reef and that regular coral bleeching is a normal phenomenon.
Ridd was attacked and even sacked as a scientist by his own university. Ridd managed to raise the money to defend himself through a worldwide crowd funding campaign. He won the first court case but the university appealed. The case is now dealt with by the highest court in Australia. Ridd has signed the World Climate Declaration (WCD) by Clintel.
14.00u Prof. Dr. William Happer: Greenhouse gases and radiation: much ado about nothing
Happer is the most prominent scientist at the conference. He belongs to the top of the fields of theoretical physics and radiation science.
Happer will probably talk about his recently published research into the radiation effect of CO2. Spoiler alert: that effect turns out to be much smaller than presented by climate activists and climate models.
Happer has also signed the WCD.
14.45u Dr. Sebastian Lüning: Ist das Wetter in Deutschland wirklich extremer geworden?
Together with dr. Fritz Vahrenholt (who will speak on Saturday), Lüning is author of an important book about the influence of the sun on our climate: Die Kalte Sonne. He has also been a blogger and vlogger about climate for years.
16.45u Prof. Dr. Henrik Svensmark and Prof. Dr. Nir Shaviv: The role of the sun in climate change and in IPCC-AR6
Svensmark and Shaviv are an inseparable duo at every climate realist conference. They research the effect of cosmic radiation and the sun on our climate and have done ground breaking work in those fields.
Nir Shaviv is astrophysicist and, amongst other things, spend a year at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton. In 2003 Shaviv wrote the important article “Celestial driver of Phanerozoic Climate” .
18.30u Dr. Susan Crockford (via Skype): The threatened mascot: the truth about the polar bear catastrophy
Ice bear specialist Crockford (signer of the WCD) will talk about the latest numbers regarding ice bear populations. Their total number has risen from 5.000-10.000 in 1970, to 30.000-35.000 now; in fact, they now even present a threat, for instance at Svalbard.
Like Ridd, Crockford has been severely attacked: the ice bear has, like the Great Barrier Reef, become a symbol of the climate crisis and it seems that news that they are actually doing well, is not allowed to be published.
Day 2 (Saturday November 13)
9.00u Prof. Dr. Christian Schlüchter: Klimawandel und Gletscherschmelze in den Alpen
At the last EIKE Conference, this scientist showed pictures of what turns out to lie under melting glaciers: trees and farms from the Middle Ages. The melting of the glaciers is therefore maybe not as alarming as is widely claimed.
Schlüchter researches and dates everything that remains when the ice is gone, and thus reconstructs the history of the glaciers. It turns out that most glaciers developed in the recent Little Ice Age; and they cover agricultural areas where people have worked and lived for centuries.
10.00u Prof. Dr. Richard Lindzen: Global Warming, climate models and language
This early sceptic and signer of the WCD worked at MIT and contributed significantly to the very first big critical climate documentary (2007, Channel 4: The Great Global Warming Swindle.)
Lindzen is a prominent scientist and was also lead author in the third IPCC report. Maybe he will leave his standard subject (climate sensitivity and the iris effect) to Happer this time, to speak mainly about the strategic use of language by climate activists: from ‘global warming’ via ‘climate change’, to ‘climate crisis’, and now possibly to ‘climate catastrophy’ and ‘climate disruption’.
15.00u Prof. Dr. John R. Christy (via Skype): CMIP6 vs. CMIP5 – IPCC climate models on the test bench
This scientist is mainly known for the many graphs in which he compares the predictions of climate models with the actual official observations (from weather balloons and satellites).
He has shown for years that the models predict far more warming than is actually measured: the biggest scientific weapon against alarmism.
It will be interesting to see Christy’s take on the latest model predictions from the new AR6 report.
15.45u Prof. Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt: Energiewende zwischen Wunsch und Wirklichkeit
Vahrenholt is the German ambassador of Clintel and co-author of Die Kalte Sonne, together with Sebastian Lüning. Last year their second book was published: Unerwünschte Wahrheiten. Vahrenholt worked in renewable energy for a long time (he was director of RWE Innogy for example). His presentation will be about the German Energiewende, which is in a lot of trouble.
Gera might be a bit of a drive, but if you want to get an update on climate science and climate policy, this is a unique programme. Clintel will definitely be there.