John Stossel Destroys Climate Change Myths in New Video

Written by Nick Arama

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John Stossel is just so great at debunking myths. This past week, he took on the myths surrounding climate change in a terrific video. Stossel invited climate change activists to a debate at the Heartland Institute.

Small problem? They didn’t show up. As Stossel notes, climate change folks like Al Gore never show up to his invitations.

Scientists did show up to debunk some of the common myths being pushed by folks like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and other extremists.

Stossel noted how over the years he’d covered so many scares that had turned out not to be what people claimed, that in fact, we’re living longer than ever.

Yet the alarmists like Greta Thunberg say “entire ecosystems are collapsing” and we are on the brink of “mass extinction.” Politicians like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and former Vice President Joe Biden proclaim, “We have 12 years left.”

The scientists took on that myth. “Please, let’s have a discussion!” begged astrophysicist Willie Soon.

Pat Michaels, former president of the American Association of State Climatologists, dissected the 12 years/extinction claim:

“It’s warmed up around one degree Celsius since 1900, and life expectancy doubled, yet that temperature ticks up another half a degree and the entire system crashes? That’s the most absurd belief.”

And what happens when in all likelihood we’re all still here in pretty much the same condition in 12 years?

Climatology Professor David Legates predicted, “In twelve years, it’ll be 12 more years.”

Exactly. How long has this been going on? Since at least the 1970s when folks pushed the spurious claim we might be entering a new ice age.

Willie Soon said it was all about emotional handwaving.

But, as the scientists explained, we adapt and address conditions. That’s the human way.

Stossel asked the scientists, “You acknowledge though the water is rising?”

Legates agreed. “Yes, the water has been rising for approximately 20,000 years.” Alrighty, now.

The scientists also debunked “global warming is making storms worse” and that carbon dioxide is harmful, both of which they pointed out is wrong.

Another myth? The government can somehow save us.

“The Obama administration’s model projects that the amount of global warming that would be saved going to zero emissions tomorrow … would be 14 hundredths of a degree Celsius,” according to Michaels.

An insignificant difference for global warning. But a killer for the country. “You’ll surely have an impoverished dark country,” he said.

But, as Stossel observes, the other side doesn’t want to debate, they just want to impose their will, without question.

So why are politicians so eager to push all this on us? One word: control.

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Comments (4)

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    T. C. Clark


    Professor Judith Curry says the effects of the sun…ocean currents…historic cycles….are being neglected in research funding while CO2 research is massively funded. has a links list for websites that look at other causes for “climate change” than man made CO2.

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    Andy Rowlands


    I understood the remit of the IPCC was specifically to look at human influences only, natural influences were to be ignored, thus giving them the weapons to blame human activity for dangerously changing the climate.

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    Joseph Olson


    “Spencer Sorcery on Magic Gas” > FauxScienceSlayer(.)com

    My response to seven days of Lukewarmist charlatans at the Heartland ICCC-9 and Heritage Crossroads Summit conferences. A thousand skeptics, only a handful ever took Thermodynamics.
    Willfully ignorant, insufferably arrogant and a disservice to science and reason.

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      The Sorcerer believes he can conjure up his own kind of physics.

      His “PhD” was obviously in Climate Comedy….

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