Here is a great summary of the Climate Conference I attended in Chicago last week attended. It was an amazing event for climate realists, the media tried to ignore it. BBC was there. Lots of other blog coverage.
It is appropriate that the theme of this year's conference was Reconsidering the Science and Economics, as much has happened since Heartland's Third International Conference on Climate Change held in Washington, D.C. in June of last year. Among the happenings: It was in November of last year that emails and other documents from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia revealed a pattern of mismanagement of temperature data, interference with peer review, and an effort to suppress academic debate on global warming (Climategate). In December of 2009, negotiations in Copenhagen, meant as a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, collapsed, leaving the world without a binding international agreement after Kyoto expires in 2012.
Dr Nils Axel Morner ( he has been an IPCC reviewer) who has written hundreds of papers on sea level gave a great talk at the conference. Here is some more from him. If sea level isn't really rising precipitously, the alarmism is pretty much defanged and that's exactly what Dr Morner says.