“Unsafe Space,” dedicated to discussing serious issues in comedic fashion, did everyone a real service on January 22. It posted a panel discussion on climate change featuring scientists Jon Christensen (defending the alarmist view) and Willie Soon (defending the skeptics’ view). It’s a good discussion with plenty of give-and-take and at least a modicum of mutual respect. An abbreviated version in video is on YouTube, while the full version, audio only, is on Unsafe Space’s own site (where Christensen and Soon provide links to resources for further study).
Christensen uses typical appeals to scientific consensus and fears of an “existential threat.” Soon, a good friend of the Cornwall Alliance, talks solid data with sound scientific explanation. The humorists involved add spice that keeps the whole conversation lively.
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