Heartland Institute chief to address Colorado mining conference on climate

Colorado Mining Association

March 28, 2014

Joseph Bast, president of The Heartland Institute, an organization The New York Times has called “the primary American organization pushing climate change skepticism” will address the 116th National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition on April 17 in Denver. Author of books and studies questioning “man-made” global warming, Bast will offer controversial insights into the claims that the science of climate change is settled or that consensus exists.

Bast’s position states that climate science suggests the human impact on Earth’s climate is very small and the costs of trying to mitigate climate change by reducing emissions would vastly exceed the benefits. The Heartland Institute claims that the annual cost per household in the U.S. would run to some $3,900.

“Scientists don’t always get it right, and they certainly don’t agree about man-made global warming,” says Bast. “Conclusion: You shouldn’t believe what anyone says about global warming. Understand the issue. Science is always evolving; complicated questions are never ‘settled science’.”

The 116th National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition, held April 15-17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, features additional distinguished speakers and presenters, including Joe Manchin (D-WV), Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO), SME Executive Director Dave Kanagy and Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at the National Mining Association Bruce Watzman.


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