Dan Weiss, the director of climate strategy at the liberal Center for American Progress, refused to debate global warming skeptic Marc Morano on Fox Business last month. 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.'
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Fox Business Host Kennedy to Weiss: 'Now you did not want to debate Marc Morano, so we are going to ask you to leave the studio. Unless you want to stay here and talk to him which you are more than welcome to.'
Weiss: 'I prefer not to, because I do not want to debate somebody who doesn't listen to the climate scientists. It's like debating someone who says cigarettes don't cause cancer. There is really no percentage in it. I am frankly disappointed you would have him on the show.'
Fox Host: We will be the judge of that.
Excerpt from warmist report from Union of Concerned Scientists: Page 5 of report: Similarly, on January 23, Piers Morgan moderated a debate with Michael Brune, president of the Sierra Club, and Marc Morano, a former aide for Senator James Inhofe (R-OK). Morano runs a website that criticizes established science on behalf of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, a group opposed to policies that reduce heat-trapping emissions. During the debate, Morano stated that global temperatures have “stalled for 15 or 16 years,” and referred to climate science as “an embarrassment.”