Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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The Heartland Institute and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) have been hard at work for the past three years on a new edition of Climate Change Reconsidered. The first volume of the new report, to be titled Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science, will be released in digital form on September 17 to coincide with the release of the IPCC’s 5th assessment report. A second volume on “Impacts” is slated for release in March or April 2014.
The research effort is led by Craig Idso, Ph.D., chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change; Robert Carter, Ph.D., Former Head of the School of Earth Sciences, James Cook University (Australia), and S. Fred Singer, Ph.D., president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project and professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia. An international team of lead authors, section authors, contributors, and reviewers is participating in the effort.
The first two volumes published in the Climate Change Reconsidered series, in 2009 and 2011, were widely recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative critiques of the alarmist reports of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Reviews and the complete texts of both volumes are available here and here. In June, a division of the Chinese Academy of Sciences published a Chinese translation and condensed edition of the two volumes.
During the next several weeks we will be completing peer review, proofing the final copy, writing the executive summary, and preparing for the September release of Volume 1. If you have specific expertise, advice, requests, or help to offer, please contact:
- For outreach to opinion leaders: Jim Lakely, email@example.com
- For outreach to elected officials: John Nothdurft, firstname.lastname@example.org
- For outreach to academics and scientists: Sam Karnick, email@example.com.
- To make a special donation to help us print, mail, and market this terrific report: Mark Sulkin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to everyone who participated in the production and promotion of the first two issues, and thanks especially to the scientists and editors for their enormous investment of effort to produce the new edition!