Broadcast July 12, 2019 – Fox News Channel
Tucker Carlson Tonight
TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Well, AOC’s team say they saw global warming as a pretext for taking over the economy. That doesn’t mean their plan was based on evidence of an actual problem, because despite what they tell you, the science is not settled. We can all agree that the climate is warming, temperatures are going up, but we are not sure why. Researchers in Finland have released new work arguing there is little to no evidence at all that the increase in temperature is being driven by the actions of people. Marc Marano is the publisher of Climate Depot and the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change. He joins us tonight. So Marc, summarize for us these findings. This is a Japanese and Finnish study. What did they uncover?
MARC MORANO (CLIMATE DEPOT): This new study basically is saying that humankind does not have any kind of control on the climate, that man’s influence has essentially been undetectable in the climate record. And the study’s finding that clouds are a much more important control knob, if you will, of the climate. See: Scientists Find ‘Man-made Climate Change Doesn’t Exist In Practice’ & New Paper–NO EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE FOR THE SIGNIFICANT ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE
Now, it’s just one study. The key here is climate skeptics don’t jump on one study, but we say, “There are hundreds of factors that influence the climate: tilt of the Earth’s axis, water vapor, methane, volcanoes, and all kinds of ocean cycles.” The idea that carbon dioxide is a control knob is not valid, and I actually point out there’s over 500 peer-reviewed studies within the last year debunking the idea that CO2 is a control knob. This latest study on clouds is very important.
CARLSON: So there are three parts — when people say climate change, there are really three questions that are addressed: Is the climate changing, why is it changing, and what can we do about it? So there seems to be a consensus on one; there is not a consensus on two and three, the questions that matter. Or am I misstating them?
MORANO: No, in fact, it’s all about timelines. One of the tricks they’ll do — these Soros groups do — they fund a program for TV weathermen to [promote climate propaganda during weather forecast]. They’ll go, since 1970, temperatures warmed. Why are they using 1970 as a baseline? That was the global cooling era. If you go back to the medieval warm period, where probably the same temperature, we may have cooled since then. If you go back to the Roman warming period, about 0 A.D., we’re probably cooled since then. If you go to the geologic history of the Earth, we’re in the 10% coldest period of Earth’s history — in other words, 90% of the Earth’s history was WARMER than today and didn’t support ice on either pole. So yes, we have warmed since the end of the Little Ice Age in 1850. That’s indisputable. Has man contributed? The United Nations claims man is responsible for the majority of the warming (since 1950) and they come up with a 95% confidence interval, which literally is a show of hands of selected activist authors, some of whom, like Michael Oppenheimer —
CARLSON: They’re making it up.
MORANO: Yes. Oppenheimer was funded by Barbra Streisand and working for activist environmental groups. And this is how they get it. And then the next question you ask is, how do we control it? We cannot control the climate any more than they once believed witches could control the climate. And don’t forget, the witches were actually condemned by judges who were educated at Harvard, so this was the best and brightest who thought that witches influence the climate, causes crop failure. And that’s where we are now with the Green New Deal. The U.N.’s own models, the EPA’s models show the Green New Deal wouldn’t even impact climate.
CARLSON: I’ve got to stop you there, but I’m going to rush to Google in the commercial break to verify that Harvard-educated judges sent witches to their deaths. But I think you’re right. Marc, thank you for that and the rest. Great to see you tonight.
Climate Depot Note from Blaming bad weather/hurricanes on ‘global warming’ is a throwback to medieval witchcraft – Book Excerpt – Princeton Professor Emeritus of Physics William Happer in 2017 drew parallels to today’s man-made climate change claims. “I don’t see a whole lot of difference between the consensus on climate change and the consensus on witches. At the witch trials in Salem the judges were educated at Harvard. This was supposedly 100 per cent science. The one or two people who said there were no witches were immediately hung. Not much has changed,” Happer quipped.
[Note: According to The Salem Witch Trial judges: “persons of the best prudence”? 2015: “Five of the nine judges had attended Harvard, though only William Stoughton, Samuel Sewall and Nathaniel Saltonstall had graduated.” — On 27 May 1692, Sir William Phips, the newly appointed royal governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, appointed nine of the colony’s leading magistrates to serve as judges for the newly created Court of Oyer and Terminer. When Phips sailed into Boston from London on 14 May, there were already 38 people in jail for witchcraft, and the accusations and arrests were growing daily. One of the governor’s first official acts was to create this special court to deal with the growing crisis…Governor Phips carefully chose men he described as “persons of the best prudence.”… All nine were members of the Governor’s Council, and most of them had served as judges for many years. Many had even been on panels that had heard previous witchcraft cases.]
Morano gets trashed by Media Matters for Fox News segment: The climate activist group Media Matters, who has Morano ‘Climate Change Misinformer Of The Year’, declared that Carlson’s “latest segment with Morano was perhaps the worst example this year of full-blown climate denial on his show.” Media Matters Excerpt: Carlson has been peddling climate denial and mocking climate change since some of the earliest episodes of Tucker Carlson Tonight. This year, he’s already hosted at least two climate deniers — Joe Bastardi and Patrick Moore — and falsely claimed that climate change may make natural disasters less catastrophic. His latest segment with Morano was perhaps the worst example this year of full-blown climate denial on his show.
Flashback: Climate Depot Wins Warmist Award! Morano Named ‘Climate Change Misinformer Of The Year’ by Media Matters — Climate Depot is honored to be dishonored with this award – ‘Morano has earned the distinction of 2012 Climate Change Misinformer of the Year’: ‘At Climate Depot, Morano serves as the de facto research department for the right-wing media’s attacks on climate science, and mobilizes his readers to target individual scientists and reporters for telling the public about climate change threats’