PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is often considered one of the most influential people in Silicon Valley: 'Whenever you can’t have a debate, I often think that’s evidence that there’s a problem. When people use the word ‘science,’ it’s often a tell, like in poker, that you’re bluffing.'
Thiel said no one will be upset if you ask questions about the periodic table, because it is actually science. But referring to man-made climate change as “science” tells you “that people are exaggerating and they’re bluffing a little bit,” Thiel said.
Greenpeace Co-Founder Patrick Moore in rare 30 min. debate: 'Carbon dioxide is actually lower now than it has been through the entire history of modern life.
'We are in a very cold period of the Earth's history. But The big lie -- and the really important fact-- is to call carbon dioxide a pollutant. And to teach our children this is heresy. CO2 is the most important nutrient food for all life on earth. we are carbon based life. Plants would rather have CO2 three to four times higher than it is today.'
New Warmist film: 'But the star of this show is the astonishingly charming rogue Marc Morano, a frequent cable-television guest who admits,' I’m not a scientist, but I do play one on TV.' Morano, the founder of ClimateDepot.com, not only spouts his nefarious nonsense about science everywhere he goes but is also in the business of ensuring the mau-mauing of genuine scientific researchers who have felt a responsibility to go public with the dangers we face. “We went after James Hansen and Michael Oppenheimer and had a lot of fun with it…we mocked and ridiculed,” Morano brags.'
-Director Robert Kenner talks 'Merchants of Doubt' at NYFF. A film promoting Naomi Oreskes climate claims.
Q:What was your favorite moment from filming?
Kenner: 'I enjoyed working with one of the deniers Marc Morano who was a very interesting character. Very smart guy on some levels and very honest guy was telling me what he was thinking and I was thinking it was fascinating to have that experience and to be with him.'