First they will discover that climate realists, as skeptics prefer to be called, are not evil, politically extreme right wingers focused on making a profit no matter the environmental damage. Most realists care deeply about the state of the natural world and want policies that reduce air, land, and water pollution and protect species at risk. They want their children to live in a world that is cleaner, more peaceful, and more prosperous than they inherited themselves. And the best way to accomplish that, presenters at ICCC-7 will demonstrate, is to base policy decisions on real science, politically correct or not. Hence the theme of the conference, “Real Science, Real Choices.”
Our leaders would also be able to attend and participate in short, easy-to-understand briefings with leading realists — scientists, economists, communications and policy experts from major universities, research establishments and think tanks — concerning the latest climate change developments. This includes not only up-to-date climate realist science, energy, and economics findings, but also the most recent research about science communications and strategy formulation on climate.
Perhaps most interesting will be Tuesday’s two hour breakfast discussion addressing the April 10th open letter sent to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden from former astronauts and scientists — including the ex-boss of the Johnson Space Center — requesting that the agency refrain from including unproven remarks supporting climate alarmism in the media. “We believe the claims by NASA and GISS [NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies], that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated, especially when considering thousands of years of empirical data,” wrote the 49 former NASA leaders. Tuesday’s panelists will include the only scientist to walk on the Moon, Apollo 17 astronaut Dr. Harrison Schmitt, and Apollo 7 Command Module Pilot Walter Cunningham. Both of them signed the open letter and contest NASA’s climate alarmism.
For their own benefit, and that of their citizens, NATO leaders and their strategists must quickly get up to speed on what climate realists have been saying for years. ICCC-7 is a crash course they cannot afford to miss.