Watch Now: Morano V. Bill Nye Climate Debate on Fox With Stossel – Nye Cites ‘Hockey Stick’ as Proof – Says Politicians can fix potholes & the climate – Morano denounces as ‘medieval witchcraft’ – Full Transcript


By: - Climate DepotJanuary 28, 2014 1:21 PM with 12 comments

Stossel’s ‘Chill Out’ program with John Stossel on Fox Business – First Broadcast January 23, 2014Bill Nye the Science Guy, who says he is “frantic” about climate change debates skeptic Marc Morano of ClimateDepot.com. (Note: Morano and Nye also debated on CNN in 2012. Also see Morano debating on UN TV in Nov. and his debate on CNN in Dec. 2013 as well as his January 2014 Fox News appearance on cold and AGW)

Watch Full Nye Debate Below: 

Full Transcript Below – But first, selected enhanced transcripts with weblink references.

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Bill Nye on how politicians can fix potholes, time red lights and fix the climate: 

STOSSEL: This idea that politicians can fix the climate strikes me as arrogance. And I think we heard arrogance six years ago from our president after he defeated Hillary Clinton.

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OBAMA: This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.

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STOSSEL: Bill, isn’t this the conceit of the self-anointed, politicians are going to fix the climate?

NYE: By way of example, is it conceit when politicians claim they’re going to fix potholes in the street?

STOSSEL: No, they can do that.

NYE: It is conceit when politicians say they’re going to time the traffic lights?

STOSSEL: No, they can do that.

MORANO: No, they can do that.

NYE: Is it conceit when politicians — is it conceit when politicians say they’re going to clean up the water in Chesapeake Bay?

STOSSEL: Nope.

NYE: Is that inappropriate? Those — those things have been done.

STOSSEL: Right.

MORANO: Those are doable.

NYE: This is the same thing on a much, much larger scale.

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Nye fails to recognize 1990 UN IPCC temperature graph showing medieval warm period as warmer than today:

STOSSEL: And if you look, over time, we have a graph here from just the year 1000 to today, we had the Medieval warm period, we had the Little Ice Age, big changes.

NYE: You’ve really, uh, you’ve really messed with the far right hand side of the graph.

MORANO: That’s the United Nations graph from 1990, pre-hockey stick

NYE: Yes.

MORANO: – before they reinvented past temperatures.

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Morano vs. Nye on Development in Africa, Asia, & South America

MORANO: I interviewed Jerry Brown, who said that they couldn’t emulate American lifestyle. Well, who is he? How is the white, wealthy Western Europe world, in Europe and the United States, going to tell people of color, 1.3 billion in the developing world, they can’t have what we have? Who is Bill Nye to tell [the developing word] they can’t have carbon-based energy?’

NYE: ‘We don’t want to have less. We want to do more with less. And this is where the innovations come in.’

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Morano on politicized science and growing number of skeptical scientists: