PDT’s EPA Chief has suggested that Climate Change True Believers debate Climate Change Skeptics in a scientific televised debate.
Peter Gleick, a scientist who cofounded the Pacific Institute, an environmental think tank, called Pruitt’s proposed debate “bullshit.” In an email, Gleick said that climate change has already been reviewed and assessed by “every national academy of sciences on the planet,” and is already debated “every day by the very process of science itself.”
“The effort by Pruitt and Trump’s EPA to pretend to put together a ‘debate’ is no more than another attempt to open the door to the voices of climate denial, delay, and confusion that have already postponed international action almost to the point of disaster,” Gleick added.
Michael Mann, a climatologist and geophysicist at Penn State University, said that a debate is already going on and “it’s called science.” He also said the debate amounts to a “bad faith effort.”
“What Pruitt and his ilk really want is to stack the deck against mainstream science by giving cronies and industry lobbyists an undeserved place at the science table,” Mann said.
Gee, for people who have absolute faith in the correctness and undeniability of their position, they certainly don’t seem to think they could win a public debate on the matter.
You may remember Michael Mann as the Global Warming scientician who absolutely refuses to release the data he claims proves Global Warming is real to public scrutiny. He also says “data is unnecessary,” because scienticians can just feel global warming happening.
“There are plenty of interesting debates to have within climate science and climate policy,” Katharine Reich, associate director of the UCLA Center for Climate Sciencetold BuzzFeed News. “But the ‘whether or not climate change is occurring and whether or not climate change is attributable to human activity,’ those debates are closed.”
Right, because you say so.