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In the current wind is so many celebrities think they ought expo that's -- the environment.
Ted Danson wrote an editorial blasting offshore oil drilling USA today published it.
Daryl -- remember her from splash and -- she got arrested last year for protesting the Keystone Pipeline outside the White House Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine from -- of course she ran this TV -- also in opposition to the keystone pipeline and the latest is baseball -- -- to Muqtada.
He says the increase in home runs is because of thin resulting from climate change.
And that's only a partial list.
Joining us now is how old am block all -- all but don't sell you'll -- a man who used to be.
-- believer in global warming and is now a skeptic -- -- Harold.
Why does our society.
Give so much play to celebrities who are not scientists when it comes to global warming -- climate change.
Well we have a celebrity culture of where we worship these people.
And I'll say that celebrities are like everybody else only more so.
They want to be perceived as intelligent.
And having the party line when it comes to global warming has been a means of being perceive this intelligent.
For a couple of decades now so I can forgive them their humanity.
It just turns out there on the wrong side of the science do you think they have influence and by that I mean do you think they influence public opinion and votes.
Yes I do believe.
I believe that they influenced people and their thinking.
And in their voting and and other forms of behavior and let me clarify I believe in keeping this planet as clean as we can.
But carbon dioxide.
Doesn't worry me the way -- worries to dance and we've been warmer than now many times we've been warmer than now recently.
And now it's not a disastrous and catastrophic times via live on planet earth it's a beautiful time to -- -- -- -- and part of I I just wanna make -- -- you'll position correctly.
-- -- -- futures are there is more carbon dioxide in the and now on the was say fifty years ago.
And not disputed I -- not common in the -- in the was fifty years ago you -- disputing that.
You're disputing what happens because of more carbon and carbon dioxide correct.
Yeah that yeah thank you for letting me clarify I believe that carbon dioxide does warm the atmosphere even human emissions of it.
Raise the temperature fractionally.
Where we're talking about is a portion of a single degree.
Planet earth warms and -- cyclically.
On its own without him and -- influence.
So you know this is not anything strange we've warmed since the end of the little life -- -- and didn't 1850.
And a tiny part of that warming.
Is almost certainly from human emissions of carbon -- side.
There's nothing to freak out about because we've been warmer than now so many times in the past time and -- got that nothing to freak out amount lowering Douglas okay with -- what what I think is the keystone.
Pipeline was basically killed by celebrity.
Protests do you agree with -- arrow yeah yeah how do you agree that.
I think there -- part of it.
You know truthfully that people accuse skeptics like myself and skeptical sciences of being under the influence of big oil all the time.
I had to think about this for a long time I've never received a dime from big oil.
But I have come to become grateful for the fact that I live in the era of fossil fuel use truthfully.
That is of what has made maternity so beautiful and given -- long life spans given us.
Beautiful quality of life.
Not globally the Third World still needs to be brought up to our level.
But yes it's very popular to say that the internal combustion engine is this great evil but in fact -- celebrities themselves and I myself.
When we tastes nature and the glories.
Of this world it's because we took a car or a plane or boat to get there.
How down below we thank you very much for joining us as always -- and soon thank you now.
Thanks very much bother fog behind and the well wasn't -- easy even saw a dark -- currently is in Massachusetts all that -- -- us about it Smith's.
I think that's not what will put that down to missed again.
Prime -- next.
You can call but -- -- of the Thomas -- -- -- you know is why people find scientists a charismatic and sexy interesting as they do celebrities.
-- -- Outspoken wonderfully well spoken well written -- that's out there we just need to read.
More apparent actually -- as an example yet of what's happened in our culture.
We've moved to a culture where celebrity opinion in my judgment.
Drives public opinion and policy.
And after the arrests outside the White House the president ran away from the Keystone Pipeline.
I would politics bad government I wouldn't money fullest liberty is weren't in favor of markets and capitalism they're not offs that -- not just like --
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