It looks like we had our first public debate on global warming on National Public Radio on November, 9, 2010. Warmists professor Andy Dessler, from Texas A & M got caught playing Pinocchio about US carbon emissions. Per Somewhat Reasonable……
Global warming alarmist Andy Dessler, a professor at Texas A&M University, was caught misrepresenting U.S. carbon dioxide data during a November 9 Public Radio International debate on “To the Point” with Heartland Institute Senior Fellow James M. Taylor.
The news hook for the story was theAmerican Geophysical Union (AGU) announcing on November 8 a campaign to discredit global warming skeptics and resist congressional inquiries into climate research scandals.
Well at least Dessler put his money where is mouth was, he just didn’t do a very good job of it.
Taylor stated that U.S. carbon dioxide emissions have declined since the year 2000, Dessler aggressively criticized Taylor, asserting that Taylor was either deliberately spreading misinformation or had absolutely no knowledge of the facts. Dessler claimed, instead, that U.S. carbon dioxide emissions have been skyrocketing in recent years.
Given a chance to respond, Taylor pointed to EPA data showing a decline in U.S. carbon dioxide emissions since the year 2000, and invited listeners to look up the data for themselves. Dessler again aggressively criticized Taylor, saying U.S. carbon dioxide emissions are rising dramatically.
Yet, according to EPA data, U.S. carbon dioxide emissions totaled 5,977 teragrams in 2000. As of 2008, emissions had fallen to 5,921 teragrams, according to EPA figures. Emissions fell by another 7 percent in 2009, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (official EPA data for the year 2009 have yet to be released). According to EIA, U.S. carbon dioxide emissions have fallen an average of roughly 1 percent per year since the year 2000.
Based upon this I’d say that at least this member of the AGU (Dessler) is doing a fine job of discrediting himself and the phony science surrounding claims of anthropogenic global warming. All I can say is wow! What appears to be the first debate after AGU threw their gauntlet down and Dessler gets caught in a bald-faced lie. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!
It gets better. Dessler claims we’re in control then contradicts himself.
Now we get to the comedy portion of the KCRW program. Dessler asserted, plainly and without a hint of hedging that, quote: “Humans have now taken control of the climate,” adding there is a “lack of competing hypotheses.” Furthermore, “because we are in control of the climate … we can control the evolution of future climate.”
Dessler admitted that there is a lot of “uncertainty” about what the future of the climate holds — immediately contradicting his previous “master of the universe” statement. But, by and large, “there is a chance that future warming will be very bad.” Let’s not play Russian Roulette with the planet, he pleaded.
Well, which one is it professor? Are we in “control” or are we clueless?
This is the problem with these people. They will obfuscate and bullshit in order to get you to believe in non-existent anthropogenic global warming. Why people do this? I don’t know what exactly motivates Professor Dessler, but the general reasons seem to have to do with vanity, fame and money. Perhaps the professor actually believes his bullshit. If so I’d suggest he stick his head out of his laboratory once in awhile and read up on things.
You can read about the whole sordid thing and even listen to the debate at the source below.