As one of our correspondants has pointed out, there was a conference on global warming attended by skeptics in Canberra, recently:
The Sydney Morning Herald reports:
Although heavily outnumbered, global-warming sceptics believe the stakes are so high they must step up their fight, as Michael Duffy reports.
Members of a species widely believed extinct – scientists sceptical of human-produced global warming – met at a conference in Canberra on Monday.
One of them, Professor Bob Carter, an environmental scientist at James Cook University in north Queensland, puts their view plainly: "Attempting to stop climate change is an expensive act of utter futility." According to Carter, more than $50 billion has been spent on climate research since 1990, yet there is still no unambiguous evidence of human-caused global warming.
The conference organiser was Monash University’s APEC Study Centre, concerned about the economic consequences for Australia of responses, such as the Kyoto Protocol, to global warming.
According to the centre’s chairman, Alan Oxley, a former diplomat and managing director of the consultancy ITS Global, "People who go into the technical aspects of global warming find out there are many large questions in the science that are just disregarded. It’s surprising how many government officials haven’t bothered about this. It seems to me quite important to have some airing of these questions."
Ross McKitrick attended the conference as well.
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