Watch TV Scientist Nuke Climate Change Denying Politician’s Bullsh*t Without Breaking A Sweat (VIDEO)
An Actual Scientist goes Head-To-Head With A Climate Change Denying Politician And The Results Are Awesome
A far-right politician in Australia not only seems to hate immigrants, but also seems to have trouble with the science of climate change. But, when he was put head-to-head with an actual scientist on Australian broadcaster ABC‘s “Q and A” program, he didn’t stand much of a chance.
You see, what Professor Brian Cox, a particle physicist, had over senator-elect Malcolm Roberts of the One Nation Party was hard evidence. The fact that Cox is actually a scientist and not a politician helps a great deal as well. It gives him something often referred to as credibility.
“The absolute – absolute – consensus is that human action is leading to an increase in average temperatures. Absolute consensus. I know you may try to argue with that but you can’t.”
Yet, this didn’t stop Malcolm Roberts from trying to deny the reality of climate change.
“…[W]e’ve had a pause in this so-called warming for now 21 years. It depends how you measure it. 21 years. And I’m absolutely stunned that someone who is inspired by Richard Feynman, a fantastic scientist who believes in empirical evidence is quoting a consensus.”
With one simple graph that showed that temperatures have risen dramatically on the planet, Cox was able to actually show Roberts that yes, climate change is happening and his claim of a pause was instantly disproved. Not only that, he presented a graph that showed this rise in temperature correlated with a rise in CO2 levels.
But, of course, this data was not good enough for Mr. Roberts, and apparently is some kind of junk science.
“First of all, that the data has been corrupted and we know that the 1930s were warmer than today.”
And then Malcolm Roberts went on to tell the scientist that had just presented him with facts that climate change data is unreliable and has been manipulated and corrupted.
Brian Cox, being a scientist and all, wanted to know who exactly corrupted the data.
Ah, so NASA is behind this whole climate change conspiracy. This brought laughs from the audience, and Brian Cox.
“NASA. NASA….the people that landed men on the moon?…I should just ask actually, you believe we landed on the moon?”
Despite this, Malcolm Roberts insisted that the data Cox put forth was messed with. And yet, he had the nerve to say that politicians should be basing decisions on empirical evidence. Apparently, the empirical evidence that he has, but didn’t actually back, seems to show that the vast majority of actual experts who have been warning over and over that climate change is real and must be addressed are wrong.
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Being a panel show, Professor Brian Cox and Malcolm Roberts were not the only folks there. Cue another guest – the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Greg Hunt.
“Sure. Look, I think, from my perspective, from the Government’s perspective, what we do is we take the advice of not just our agencies but the international agencies as well but, in particular, the Bureau of Meteorology, the CSIRO, the Department of the Environment, Department of Industry, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. All have very similar views that you’ve had an increase in CO2 parts per million from about 280 to 400 parts per million from about 1750. You’ve had increase of about 1 degree in global temperatures over just over the last century. And what you see as part of that, obviously, is the physical impact. The international community, though, comes to very similar conclusions. The World Meteorological Organisation, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge, NASA – all these different organisations – and I don’t think that they are either subject to a collective folly, nor do I think that they’re subject to some sort of conspiratorial conclusion. I respect the right of people to have their different views but we don’t make our policy on that. Our policy is that it’s real and it’s important and it’s significant and, therefore, we played a role at the Paris conference. We’re achieving our targets and perhaps the most important thing Australia has done in the last ten years in this space is we helped broker the Montreal Protocol Agreement last November, which will deliver 90 billion tonnes of emissions reductions between now and 2050, probably the most important thing that Australia has done in this space.”
Bam. Ladies and gentlemen, the ridiculousness on display by Malcolm Roberts is a text-book example of ridiculousness.
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