This is a guest post by David Suzuki.
The Heartland Institute’s recent International Climate Change Conference in Las Vegas illustrates climate change deniers’ desperate confusion. As Bloomberg News noted, “Heartland’s strategy seemed to be to throw many theories at the wall and see what stuck.” A who’s who of fossil fuel industry supporters and anti-science shills...
Joseph (Joe) D'Aleo
- BS, MS, University of Wisconsin
- Attended Doctoral program at NYU.
While some sources mention that Joe D'Aleo attended studies at NYU, it is unclear if he graduated.
Joseph D'Aleo is a former college professor of Meteorology at Lyndon State College.
He is the Executive Director and Certified Consultant Meteorologist of the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project (ICECAP), an organization of climate change skeptics.
D'Aleo was the first Director of Meteorology at the cable TV Weather Channel and was ex-Chief Meteorologist at Weather Services International Corporation and Senior Editor of “Dr. Dewpoint” for WSI’s Intellicast.com web site.
He was a co-author of Fraser Institute's 2007 Independent Summary for Policymakers (ISPM).
According to leaked documents, D'Aleo is one of a number of climate change skeptics who receives funding from the Heartland Institute, an organization at the forefront of climate change skepticism in the U.S.
Stance on Climate Change
“Sunspot cycles and their effects on oceans correlate with climate changes. Studying these and other factors suggests that a cold, not warm, climate may be in our future.” 
“[The IPCC's] models treat the oceans as distilled water when in reality they are an infinite buffer for atmospheric CO2. Burning all the earth’s fossil fuels would amount to no more than a 20 percent increase. It could never double(2). In any event, ice cores tell us carbon dioxide lags, not leads, the temperatures by as much as 800 years.” 
July 7 - 9, 2014
DeSmogBlog has done in-depth research on the other speakers and sponsors from Heartland's ICCC9, which can be found here.
D'Aleo co-wrote (with “computer expert” E. Michael Smith) a report commissioned by the Science and Public Policy Institute to investigate what has become known as “climategate.”
Together, they claim to have discovered “manipulation of the temperature data by the U.S. government’s two primary climate centers: the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, North Carolina and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) at Columbia University in New York City.” 
D'aleo also appeared on the television special “Global Warming: The Other Side,” which aired on January 14 at KUSI-TV, and featured a section on “ClimateGate.” The program is introduced by John Coleman, and features other prominent climate change skeptics including Christopher Monckton, Richard Lindzen, S. Fred Singer, Craig D. Idso, and Willie Soon.
March 30, 2009
D'Aleo's signature is displayed alongside a full-page ad funded by the CATO institute that appeared in numerous newspapers including the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune in 2009.
The advertisement responds to President Obama's declaration that “few challenges facing America and the world are more urgent than combating climate change. The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear” by saying that “with all due respect Mr. President, that is not true.” It goes on to describe how “there has been no net global warming for over a decade,” and how global warming is “grossly overstated.” 
February 5, 2007
Co-authored the Fraser Institute's Independent Summary For Policymakers which criticized the Independent Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC's own Summary For Policymakers was released shortly before the Fraser Institute document (PDF).
His speech was titled “Solar Irradiance and Oceans are the True Drivers of Climate Change.”
Oct 20, 2006
Registered the domain name ICECAP.US.
- Heartland Institute — “Expert.” 
- Joseph D’Aleo and Don Easterbrook. “Multidecadal Tendencies in Enso and Global Temperatures Related to Multidecal Oscillations” (PDF). Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 5, pp. 437-460, September 2010. Republished by SPPI.
According to a search of WorldCat, Energy & Environment is carried in only 25 libraries worldwide. The journal is not included in Journal Citation Reports, which lists the impact factors for the top 6000 peer-reviewed journals.
ICECAP mentions that D'Aleo has written a number of papers as well as published a book on “advanced applications enabled by new technologies and how research into ENSO and other atmospheric and oceanic phenomena has made skillful seasonal forecasts possible.”
See a full list of D'Aleo's articles at ICECAP.
- Joseph D’Aleo and George Taylor. “Temperature Cycles in North America, Greenland and the Arctic, Relationship to Miltidecadal Ocean Cycles and Solar Trends” (PDF). ICECAP.
- “Is it Really the Warmest Ever?” Jan. 28, 2011. The Energy Tribune.
- “Note to the Administration so-called 'Science Team', the EPA and Supreme Court: CO2 is Not a Pollutant but a Huge Benefactor” (PDF). ICECAP.
“Experts,” ICECAP. Accessed December 6, 2011.
“Is Global Warming on the Wane?” The Old Farmer's Almanac, 2009.
“Global Warming – Is Carbon Dioxide Getting a Bad Rap?” The Energy Tribune, July 9, 2007.
“Joe D'Aleo,” International Conference on Climate Change (climateconference.heartland.org). Accessed March, 2012.
“NASA Climategate Exposed,” The SPPI Blog, January 15, 2010.
“Climate Change Reality,” The Cato Institute.
“Personnel,” The Science and Public Policy Institute. Accessed December 6, 2011.
“Joseph D'Aleo: Certified Consultant Meteorologist,” TCS Daily. Archived, October 16, 2007.
“Heartland Experts: Joseph D'Aleo,” The Heartland Institute. Accessed March, 2012.
“Joseph D'Aleo,” Sourcewatch Profile.
“Joseph D'Aleo,” Wikipedia entry.
“Return of Climate Denial-a-Palooza: Heartland Institute Hitches Anti-Science Wagon to Vegas FreedomFest,” DeSmogBlog, July 7, 2014. Archived July 14, 2014.