The third Climate Change Awards were presented in March 2017 to a legendary astronaut, a pioneer of the science of modeling, a leading activist for climate realism, and a United States Senator. The awards were sponsored by three organizations and presented at the 12th International Conference on Climate Change, an event hosted by The Heartland Institute.
The Climate Change Awards are not all from The Heartland Institute. Many awards have different sponsors, and Heartland only provides logistical support. Heartland created and hosts this website to promote award winners and award sponsors and to encourage others to sponsor awards and nominate candidates.
J. Scott Armstrong is a professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and founder of the Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Forecasting, and International Symposium on Forecasting.
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso has a long and distinguished career in both medicine and public service. In 2012, Barrasso was reelected to the U.S. Senate with over 75 percent of the vote to represent his home state of Wyoming. He is the fourth-ranking member in the Senate Republican leadership and chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Walter Cunningham is best known as pilot of Apollo 7, the first manned flight test of the Apollo Program to land a man on the Moon. He is a retired Marine Corps fighter pilot with the rank of colonel and 4,500 hours pilot time. He is a successful businessman, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, lecturer, and author.
Myron Ebell is director of energy and global warming policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He chairs the Cooler Heads Coalition, representing more than two dozen non-profit groups in the U.S. and abroad that question global warming alarmism and oppose energy rationing policies. He led the EPA Transition Team for the Trump Administration in 2016-2017.