Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, in an interview with James Delingpole, discuss the roles of science education, money, moral superiority, and hypocrisy in the great global warming debate.
The debate between Ebell and Delingpole concerns how important scientific facts are to the discussion. Ebell says yes, facts are important and we are winning that debate; Delingpole says the issue is almost 100% political.
Noted in passing:
- The issue is largely won by the political Left because they posit the issue in terms of “why don’t you care for the planet?”.
- The remarkable hypocrisy of the mainstream media in not looking into Al Gore’s immense wealth, which can only be increased by making fossil fuels more expensive, remains unexamined.
- The Koch brothers are evil. Tom Steyer, on the other hand, is a good guy. The only difference between them is what groups they subsidize.
There is another interview in the same series by Delingpole with Pat Michaels, who is altogether more combative and take-no-prisoners.
All agree that in the last 150 years, there has been warming of 0.8 of a Centigrade degree.
An interview with Dr. Roy Spencer in the same series discusses cold water ocean circulation, which should help you have a better debate with a global warming catastrophist at the next cocktail party to which you are summoned. I had not known that average ocean temperature was 3C, even in the tropics. It is the average temperature of our climate system.