DemandDebate: Global Warming
The political activists who champion extreme measures to "combat" supposed human-caused global warming are not dissuaded by the reality that their suppositions remain highly questionahle on scientific grounds. Instead, they hammer the same talking point again and again -- "the debate is over" -- they claim.
points that make up the consensus on global warming.
That’s what Al Gore said when he testified before Congress on March 21, 2007. Similar statements have been made by numerous global warming alarmists wishing to shut-down debate.
While such statements are not literally true, they have become practically true as many schools are choosing to present only the alarmist side of the debate. Schools and school systems across the nation, for example, have shown students Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” without presenting other views on the topic.
Not only are students being presented with only one side of that story, that one side may be psychologically damaging to children.
According to a front-page article in the Washington Post (April 16, 2007),
... psychologists say they’re seeing an increasing number
of young patients preoccupied by a climatic Armageddon.
Claims by global warming alarmists that “the debate is over” were belied on March 14, 2007 when an audience at a prestigious "New York debating society (Intelligence Squared), whose majority overwhelmingly believed in catastrophic manmade global warming prior to the debate, dramatically reversed position and declared three prominent climate realists the winners in a debate on climate change science against three prominent global warming alarmists.
More evidence for the "demand" for debate occurred on CNBC's morning business program Squawk Box on April 11, 2007.
As reported on CNBC, whose web site was deluged with irate comments from viewers who saw "An Inconvenient Truth" producer, Laurie David, and singer Sheryl Crow dodge challenging questions from CNBC host Joe Kernen about holes in the manmade global warming "theory":
The debate over global warming seems far from over... During the Tuesday morning interview, Kernen cited scientific findings from a U.K. documentary, “The Great Global Warming Swindle,” to challenge Crow and David’s view that climate change is caused by humans. The segment generated a surprisingly enormous response from viewers.
“Are we sure it has nothing to do with cosmic rays or sun spot activity or volcanoes?” Kernen said. “The footprint of humans for CO2 is apparently fairly small compared to volcanoes.”
“The globe is warming. Humans are causing it,” David said. “The world has complete consensus on this. I would question who funded the documentary and what their agenda is…. The debate is over.”
About 80% of viewer responses sided with Kernen, many referencing the indignation that Crow and David expressed at having to answer questions about the global warming debate...