There’s two sides in the climate change debate. Lefties who want to regulate the bejeezus out of every carbon producing thing on this rock, and others who think that’s stupid people stuff. You would think the lefty alarmists, who claim to have science on their side, would have no problem making their case in a debate.
Dozens of politicians, environmentalists, scientists and other global warming activists signed a letter announcing their refusal to take part in public debates with people critical of their global warming claims — in the name of science, of course.
“We are no longer willing to lend our credibility to debates over whether or not climate change is real. It is real. We need to act now or the consequences will be catastrophic,” reads the letter signed by 60 self-described “campaigners.”
The letter, published in The Guardian on Sunday, calls on the media to end the “false equivalence between an overwhelming scientific consensus and a lobby, heavily funded by vested interests” when it comes to global warming.
Sure, because nothing says “I’m right” like shying away from your ideological opponents.
What better way for alarmists to prove their case than to destroy the skeptics in a debate. After all, any worthwhile idea should be able to stand up to criticism. Especially when you’re claiming your detractors are a bunch of scientifically illiterate dunces. If the issue is as settled as the left claims, they should be able to tap dance all over the face of anyone who disagrees.
The reality is the alarmists are unwilling to admit there are still debates to be had on the issue. They expect you to trade your F-150 for a Huffy. Limit your showers to once a fortnight. Most importantly, cough up copious amounts of cash in carbon taxes.
As for asking those lefties to prove their claims, I guess you’ll just have to take them at their word on it.
Yeah, not gonna happen: