Following Naomi Oreskes message last week, now I’ve had the film director emailing me!
>Director Robert Kenner
> Dear Roger,
> People who mislead the public on climate change should not be on TV. Period.
> That’s one big reason why I produced Merchants of Doubt, a film that lays
> bare the greedy, shameful world of climate denial and the journalists who
> broadcast it. That’s also why, right now, we’re launching a people-powered
> national campaign that could keep climate deniers out of the news for good.
> Merchants of Doubt premieres in U.S. theaters today, and it will invite
> thousands of energized viewers to sign this petition and join our campaign.
> Let’s lead the charge!
> Join me to tell TV network and cable news directors: Stop booking “merchants
> of doubt” on your programs immediately.
Surely the best way to defeat a bad scientific argument is to engage with it and
show how it is in error. Denying people free speech in the media only fuels the
There seem to be remarkably few scientists from the warm side of the debate
willing to engage with prominent skeptics. Bring it on, I’m happy to discuss the
physics of the enhanced greenhouse effect with anyone you care to put up. The
problem for them is that the Stefan Boltzmann equation which was employed by
goody and Young in 1964 only applies to vacuum’s at absolute zero. i.e. space.
Applying it to the troposphere is a fundamental error. That error has been
repeated ever since in every climate model. That’s why they are so far in error.
BA (hons) Hist/Phil Sci.