Debate Ducker Dan Weiss
Daily Caller article by Michael Bastasch: 'Dan Weiss, the director of climate strategy at the liberal Center for American Progress, refused to appear on Fox Business to debate climate skeptic Marc Morano last week. Morano runs the blog Climate Depot, where he reports on environment and climate news. Weiss was set to debate Morano on the show “The Independents” but “refused to debate directly with Morano, and chided [the show] for airing his views,” according to the Fox Business show.
'In what is part of a growing trend, yet another global warming activist ducked a TV debate,' Morano told the Daily Caller News Foundation. 'Weiss and other activists claim the debate is so settled that granting a skeptic ‘equal time’ does some type of disservice to ‘science.’ Climate activists want to impose everything from carbon taxes, UN treaties, cap-and-trade, EPA regulations, light bulb restrictions, automobile regulations, even our bedtimes — yet they will not debate the basis for these actions.'
'I have had many debate cancellations previously,' Morano added. 'In 2010, I was set to debate Hollywood producer James Cameron after weeks of negotiations, only to have the debate cancelled at the last moment when my plane landed in Colorado for the debate.'
Weiss isn’t the only proponent of man-made global warming that has refused to debate a climate skeptic. Last year, Fox Business host John Stossel asked about a dozen climate scientists to debate skeptic Dr. Roy Spencer, a former NASA scientist who now teaches at the University of Alabama.
Note: I have actually debated Dan Weiss three times before on television. Once on MSNBC TV in 2010
and twice (in very long debates) on ABC News TV
in 2010. So why has Weiss changed his mind about debating me in 2014? The answer may be obvious, Weiss’ performance in those debates were panned by his fellow warmists. See:
Morano on Weiss’s ducking debate at last minute:
In what is part of a growing trend, yet another global warming activist ducked a TV debate. Weiss and other activists claim the debate is so settled that granting a skeptic “equal time” does some type of disservice to “science.”
As the blog Bishop Hill noted about the attempts by the BBC to censor global warming debates: ‘The consensus over the existence of the greenhouse effect as a pretence that all aspects of the climatology are beyond debate.’
Climate activists want to impose everything from carbon taxes, UN treaties, capandtrade, epa regulations, light bulb restrictions, automobile regulations, even our bedtimes – – yet they will not debate the basis for these actions!
Weiss knows full well that his boiler plate talking points would be obliterated in actual debate, so he did the only thing someone who is not confident in views would do – – he ducked the debate.
I agreed to debate Weiss the day before the taping on Fox. But while I was enroute to the studio for the debate, I got an email from the Fox producer informing me that Weiss would not appear with me on air. Weiss would only come on air if he could be in a completely separate segment.
The reason warmists generally refuse to debate goes back to at least 2007: