New York Times Features Climate Depot’s Morano in profile on Bill Nye: ‘In an exchange several months ago on ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ on CNN, Mr. Morano denied that warming is occurring, and scoffed that Mr. Nye’s arguments were “the level of your daily horoscope.
NYT: 'Bill Nye, Firebrand for Science, Is a Big Man on Campus' - 'On TV and the Lecture Circuit, Bill Nye Aims to Change the World' - 'In any given week, you’re likely to see Mr. Nye, 57, somewhere on television, calmly countering the arguments made by people like Marc Morano, the former Republican Senate staff member whose industry-funded organization, climatedepot.com, disputes the increasingly well-understood connection between rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and warming. In an exchange several months ago on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' on CNN, Mr. Morano denied that warming is occurring, and scoffed that Mr. Nye’s arguments were 'the level of your daily horoscope.' Mr. Nye quietly rebutted his opponent with the gravity of scientific consensus. 'This will be the hottest two decades in recorded history,'Nye said. 'I’ve got to disagree with you.'
Bill Nye pleased with NYT profile: —‘Many thanks to the folks of @nytimes for their assistance in my mission to change the world’
Analysis: As warmism melts, dead-enders look to Bill Nye’s creationist strawman for salvation: ‘Nye seems to think that people will start believing in warmism if they are convinced that ‘deniers’ believe the Earth is 4,000 years old. Check out this NYTimes puff piece on Bill Nye, who keeps talking about climate “deniers” in the same breath as those who supposedly believe the Earth is 4,000 years old’
Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue: ‘Sometimes his advocacy can step out in front of scientific consensus’ = new/improved terminology for ‘bullshitting’
Flashback on Nye's debate with Morano on Piers Morgan on CNN: Warmists concede Bill Nye ‘looked outclassed and flustered’ against Climate Depot’s Morano in CNN primetime debate on Piers Morgan -- Warmists at Little Green Footballs: 'Morano threw too many talking points for Bill [Nye] to field effectively and as is common when a scientist goes up against a professional PR hack, he looked outclassed and flustered'
For complete round up of the Nye/Morano CNN debate see here.
Round Up of Morano and Nye’s debate on CNN:
Watch Now: CNN Climate Debate! Climate Depot’s Morano Debates Bill Nye the Science Guy on Piers Morgan — Updated Transcript Includes Citations
Analysis: Bill Nye the clueless weather guy – flattened by tornado data — ‘Claims go up in flames with a simple examination of data’ — ‘Bill Nye is a glutton for punishment. After getting destroyed by Climate Depot’s Marc Morano during a discussion about global warming on the Piers Morgan show in January he was eviscerated by Washington Post’s Chief Meteorologist, Jason Samenow a month later‘
Analysis: ‘Bill Nye Makes A Fool Of Himself Again’ on Tornadoes — Rebuttal: ‘Tornadoes have been declining since the 1970’s’ — ‘Stronger tornadoes have also declined’ — ‘USA is having coldest Spring in years’ – ‘Despite the latest outbreak, tornado numbers are running at less than half the usual level so far this year.’
Bill Nye ‘the Science Fool’ on CNN: Claims: Higher average global temperature provides heat for tornadoes — Junk Science: ‘Though no one knows where and when mean global temperature occurs or what it might mean (if anything), Bill Nye the Science Guy says it fueled the Oklahoma tornado’
Real Science: Oklahoma Having Their Coldest Spring On Record: ‘Last year was the warmest spring on record in Oklahoma and the US, and had the lowest tornado count on record. This spring is the coldest on record in Oklahoma and much of the US, and tornadoes are much worse. Alarmists are trying to associate global warming and tornadoes, but there isn’t one shred of evidence to support that idea’
Real Science: Oklahoma Has The Highest Tornado Frequency: ‘Tulsa, Oklahoma is the most dangerous city in the US for strong to violent tornadoes’
Aussie’s Andrew Bolt: Oklahoma tornado strikes, climate vultures gather: ‘If there was really someone to blame for this hideous tragedy, the anger would be justified. But what we are seeing is the deliberate exploitation of grief and fear to perpetrate a lie’
Watch & read full transcript of Morano v. Sierra Club’s Brune at their last match up on CNN on Jan. 2013 here.
Flashback Dec. 2012: Watch Now: CNN Climate Debate! Morano Debates Bill Nye the Science Guy on Piers Morgan — Transcript Includes Citations
Former CNN Producer Peter Dykstra rips CNN for allowing Climate Depot’s Morano on the air — Compares Morano to ‘a witch doctor’ — Slams as an ‘utterly discredited crackpot’ — Dykstra: ‘They (CNN) are comfortable with allowing utterly discredited crackpots on the air like Marc Morano, who has been on there twice in past 6 weeks. If you let Marc Morano have half of a show on climate change, someone who was utterly discredited, who was involved in the swift boat story, who worked for Rush Limbaugh… if you took that same standard…& applied it to a medical story you would have to pair Sanjay Gupta up with a faith healer or a witch doctor’
Bill Nye Shown To Be Clueless (Again): ‘Following his disastrous debate with Marc Morano on Piers Morgan Show a couple of months ago, Bill Nye was wheeled out by MSNBC’
Washington Post slams Bill Nye ‘the science guy’ for ‘fumbling’ blizzard explanation: ‘One of the most flawed discussions of meteorology’ ever seen on a national network — ‘Nye has created some wonderful science educational programs for children, but a weather expert he is not’
Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue slams Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’: ‘This MSNBC Bill Nye interview is complete bullsh*t, he got no facts right. Worse than the CNN asteroid question’
Analysis: ‘I suspect Bill Nye was pulled from(CNN debate with Morano) at the last minute, because his attempts to discuss the facts in the first programme were such a disaster’ — ‘Instead the warmist establishment wheeled out one of their spin merchants (Sierra Club’s Michael Brune), with the aim of avoiding any debate on the science. The introductory statements bear this out. Brune: Well, actually I don’t want to waste any time on this. The science is settled.’ — ‘Whether Brune knew any of the ‘facts’, and deliberately withheld them from the debate, I really cannot say’
Warmist Randy Olson Laments: ‘DEBATING MARC MORANO: Why… oh, why?’ — ‘Why do it? NONE of Morano’s opponents have ever been any good’
Update: Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ backs out of CNN debate with Marc Morano — Morano was informed Nye would not be debating just 6 minutes before CNN segment began — Nye’s last minute replacement was Sierra Club warmist Michael Brune
Analysis: ‘Climate Depot’s Morano Schools Bill Nye the Science Guy on Global Warming’: ‘Piers Morgan & Nye attempt to double team & undermine Morano without much success’
Analysis of CNN debate w/Marc Morano vs. Bill Nye on Piers Morgan: ‘Bill Nye had a rather rambling performance…Nye appeared to be extremely badly prepared, with little understanding of the subject’ — ‘In reply to Morano’s claim that Kyoto will make next to no difference to global temperatures, Nye responds ‘We’re not talking about the temperature’ — ”Which Facts Does Piers Not Understand? If Morgan genuinely does not believe [Morano’s points] are facts, it really does prove just how brainwashed some people, who are otherwise intelligent individuals, have become’
Climate Depot CNN Debate Analysis: ‘Did Piers Morgan Study History At School?’: Piers claim: ‘The temperature was a balmy 60 degrees this afternoon in New York’ — Rebuttal: ‘USHCN data for New York suggests that while it was unusual, it certainly was not unprecedented’ — ‘The likelihood is that New York will see such a temperature in December every year on average. Many of these events took place in the first half of the 20thC. For instance, on 10th December 1946, the temperature in Central Park reached 70F…Meanwhile, December temperatures in New York State have been declining for the last 20 years’
Bill had a ‘debate, more accurately a ‘dust up’ on the Piers Morgan Show on CNN with Marc Morano, a top anti-global warming guy’ — ‘I am really saddened to have to identify Bill Nye as a non-objective global warming promoter’
Analysis: Marc Morano Destroys Warmist Bill Nye — a ‘lively debate beatdown over at Climate Depot’ — ‘Soros funded Media Matters is upset that CNN dared to provide Morano with a debate platform….probably because Climate Realists always destroy Warmists when they actually debate’
Warmists concede Bill Nye ‘looked outclassed and flustered’ against Climate Depot’s Morano in CNN primetime debate on Piers Morgan — Warmists at Little Green Footballs: ‘Morano threw too many talking points for Bill [Nye] to field effectively and as is common when a scientist goes up against a professional PR hack, he looked outclassed and flustered’ — Read more here.
More Warmists Upset at Morano CNN debate: ‘Every Voice Does Not Deserve a Microphone’: ‘Goddamnit, CNN: you don’t need to ‘cover’ both sides of a ‘story’ — ‘Just because Morano really believes what he’s saying doesn’t make his opinion worthwhile. If he had any real facts, he’d be worthy of the pedestal. As it is, CNN is just hurting the public discourse with this kind of irresponsible behavior’ — ‘That was one impressive performance by Morano. This guy could have shouted down Copernicus back in the day when there was still some question whether the earth revolved around the sun’
Bill Nye vs. Marc Morano: ‘Piers Morgan opened program up for a spirited debate on climate, inviting a pair of experts whose respective opinions place them on polar opposite ends of spectrum’ — Morano: ‘CO2 is rising. No one’s disputing that. What Bill Nye just did was waste everyone’s time explaining that CO2 is rising. The question is what impact does CO2 have on the weather, what impact does CO2 have on climate change,’ exclaimed the publisher of climatedepot.com’
Bill Nye, Piers Morgan, And Climate Skeptic Marc Morano Clash Over Global Warming On CNN — Morgan to Morano: ‘How do you explain that we’re getting so many of these freakish weather patterns…?’ — ‘You’re looking at anecdotal evidence,’ Morano shot back, before taking a shot at Nye: ‘This is now the level of your daily horoscope. Basically global warmists like Bill Nye say [AGW] will cause many bad weather events & guess what? Bad weather events happen all the time so people look & they say look, there’s more proof, there’s a bad weather event.’
Analysis: Climate Depot’s Marc Morano Exposes Bill Nye’s Astonishing Ignorance Of Climate Science In Debate On CNN — Nye ‘claimed the Medieval Warm Period and Roman Period were isolated incidents occurring only in Europe’ — Reality Check: ‘That claim was already refuted 10 years ago. Since then there are dozens of studies from every corner of globe where proxy data clearly show the aforementioned optimums occurred in cycles WORLDWIDE. Incredibly, Bill Nye thinks that the global temperature was more or less constant before human CO2 emissions’
Warmists upset at CNN for hosting Climate Depot’s Morano: ‘CNN Gives Climate Change Denial A Platform’ — ‘By giving Morano a platform to claim that avg. temps have not warmed in nearly 20 years, Morgan enabled him to familiarize CNN’s audience with climate myths’
Reality Check: Flashback: Prof. Judith Curry: ‘Nothing in Met Office’s statement…effectively refutes…argument there has been no increase in global avg. surface temps for past 16 years’
Oops–Bill Nye blows the entire warmist argument on national TV with six words — After Morano says ‘every proposal ever done including the UN Kyoto protocol would not impact the temperatures assuming you buy into their science’, Nye actually says ‘We’re not talking about the temperature’