Monday, June 30, 2014



Noted Las Vegas patron of the arts and advertising man Joe Bast bids us congratulate the good and great souls who have done for climate science in 2014 what the White Sox did to the World Series in 1919:
Friends, Ten awards will be given to prominent global warming skeptics at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-9), taking place in Las Vegas on July 7-9. I hope you’ve bought your tickets! It’s not too late... Here they are...:
E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D.
Outstanding Spokesperson on Faith, Science, and Stewardship   Heritage Foundation

Alan Carlin, Ph.D.
Climate Science Whistleblower Award                                 Don’t Tread on My Business Foundation

Tom Harris, B. Eng., M. Eng.
Excellence in Climate Science Communication                               The Heartland Institute

Sherwood B. Idso, Ph.D.
2014 Frederick Seitz Memorial Award                          Science & Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)

Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
Award title (it’s a secret)                                                                             Sponsor (it’s a secret)

Patrick Moore, Ph.D.
Speaks Truth To Power                                                                                  EarthFree Institute

Arthur B. Robinson, Ph.D.
Voice of Reason                                                                                            The Heartland Institute

S. Fred Singer, Ph.D.
 Lifetime Achievement in Climate Science                                         The Heartland Institute

Willie Soon, Ph.D.
Courage in Defense of Science                                                            George C. Marshall Institute

Roy Spencer, Ph.D.
Outstanding Evangelical Climate Scientist       The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
I am writing to ask you to send notes of congratulations to those persons in this list who you know or most admire... You might also consider interviewing one or more of them for articles, op-eds, feature stories, blog posts, radio interviews, and so on... 
If we hold another ICCC after this one… that could be the occasion for more awards. Or better yet, some other think tank can get off its lazy butt step up and recognize other heroes of the climate wars. The global warming “skeptics” movement has emerged over the years as a real force for good in the world,...
Instead of naming an award after the 96 year old physicist badgered to death in the runup to the first conference-- Heartland Fellow Fred Singer has never produced the manuscript of the late Frederick Seitz's supposed endorsement of Heartland's egregious NIPCC report, and the cataract-stricken nonagenarian's faithful secretary denies he ever drafted one-- why doesn't Bast pick on someone his own age, and celebrate  the careers of Heartland's own 'Senior Fellows' & fans?