12/21/2008

Dennis Prager on Climate Change/Global Warming

As someone who has taught environmental regulation to MBAs and graduate students, I found this particular discussion by Dennis Prager amusing. The great quote is at the end of this short clip by an environmental activist.

While the previous segment might be amusing, this discussion by Prager is pretty scary. It shows how critical voices regarding Global Warming are sanitized in the media.

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12 Comments:

Blogger The Right Guy said...

So how long until Chad Myers gets that special phone call? You can't eat principle or feed your kids with it, but at some point apostasy becomes unacceptable.

12/21/2008 12:25 PM  
Blogger Bhuvan Chand said...

i really impress with you blog and plz keep writing for this blog.

12/22/2008 8:09 AM  
Blogger Cam said...

"critical voices are sanitized in the media" - Actually John the opposite is true. Critical voices get far more coverage in the media that would be warranted based on their number out in the real world. Scientists have almost no major disagreements on the basics of anthropogenic climate change - we argue over the details and the future. People like Prager should probably take a basic class in the earth sciences so we can move the public discussion forward to policy, rather than quibbling about things that scientists have long since moved on from...

12/23/2008 3:44 PM  
Blogger The Right Guy said...

Cam:
Other planets in our solar system experienced increases in temperatures as well. May be you can retask the hubble and see if there are any Hummers on Jupiter or Mars. Anthropogenic climate change? I didn't realize we were a type 1 civilization.

12/23/2008 5:23 PM  
Blogger Cam said...

There is no dispute among scientists about the statement "A significant portion of the warming since 1975 is a result of human produced greenhouse gases" Does this mean that there are no other climate variables? Of course not - there are thousands. If you dispute that statement Right Guy, you should familiarize yourself with some basic science and then we can talk about the issue some more

12/23/2008 5:38 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Dear Cam:

Sorry, but the opposite is true. The vast majority of warming is due to the sun. As someone who has taught in this area, I have read the research.

12/23/2008 5:52 PM  
Blogger Cam said...

As someone who has researched in this area - I have also read the research, and unlike you actually understood some of it. Let me illustrate my point with a question. What would the mean global surface temperature of the Earth be if we take away the atmosphere, but leave the proximity, output, and sunspot activity of the sun constant?

Do you still think the "vast majority" of warming had to be the sun? Or do you think the atmosphere has some effect?

12/23/2008 6:04 PM  
Blogger The Right Guy said...

Cam:
Saying there is no dispute among scientists seems a little cloistered. If there wasn't any dispute at all, we'd be further along on the road to socialism. As far as science goes, I've had enough of it to know better when a con job is being perpetrated on the people of this planet. It's no different than the mayans sacrificing people so the sun would come up the next day.

12/23/2008 8:48 PM  
Blogger The Right Guy said...

Cam:
How do you account for the temperatures rising on the other planets?

12/23/2008 8:49 PM  
Blogger Cam said...

Oh dear...yes its the massive, global conspiracy of scientists and leftists and environmentalists. They hate america, and freedom, and want to return the world to some kind of bucolic paradise with capitalist pigs running in hamster wheels to generate energy, Yes thats it lads - well done, you're onto us!

My only question is are the greenies using the scientists or are the scientists masterminding the whole operation...

Please consider moving on, perhaps learning some science, and then joining the rest of us in the discussion about what to do about climate change/ocean acidification if anything...

12/23/2008 9:11 PM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

Lord of the Flies.

12/27/2008 10:22 AM  
Blogger smartgranny said...

So, all the snow dumped on MN and ND and frigid temps are a result of global warming?? 40 years ago the same thing was happening some years, and not others.
To the global warming alarmists: Get a life. don't believe all the propaganda you hear. There are scientists who don't agree with your views, who are just as qualified to conclude that global warming is a hoax.
But since it is not PC, it's not being heard, just like the evolution vs creationism isn't being given equal treatment.

12/27/2008 3:56 PM  

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