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-- record high temperatures in the month of July but is this a sign that global warming alarmist were right all along the let's talk to walk.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Tyson slocum is the director of the energy program at -- at a public citizen.
All right Tyson.
I suspect that the heat -- did that on questioned heat in June and July.
I think that's being used as an excuse.
To bring the global warming back front and center because.
As you yourself said in many when it was cold and you cannot judge global warming you cannot create a -- a trend -- one month statistics.
Yep absolutely and I don't I I actually dispute here allegation that that proponents of enacting legislation to deal with.
Climate change are are exploiting these hot temperatures right now mean we've been debating.
Climate change for years now and the fact is is that climate change is happening.
That when you're dealing with these these big picture.
Go by daily temperature.
Fluctuation I -- I get the look at the long term global trends and an air as the evidence is clear affect.
As we've been saying.
On the program this morning.
That the establishment media is all -- global warming today.
This moment three out of -- lead articles on the op Ed page of the New York Times all of our global warming it's back.
A wobbly on currency used is that big oil.
Has been buying into -- think tanks and convincing people by spending a lot of money.
That in fact there is no such thing as global warming that that the big oil has -- to a position from a scientist.
I think -- go along with that -- you believe that big oil has been saying that -- doing that with -- money correct.
-- traditionally definitely the petroleum companies you know are in the business of trying to sell.
The American in the global public a fossil fuel that when you Burnett new releases greenhouse gas emissions that that contribute to climate change so let me -- they appetizing -- -- -- -- -- 2002.
-- -- Gave a hundred million dollars to Stamford -- thing.
Million dollars to a collection a vote of universe it is both of those oil companies gave that money 600 million box in total.
For -- so much into energy sources to fight global warming.
Well some of that was based on natural gas which both companies are heavily invested in and gases.
Cleaner than petroleum but still with the fossil fuel.
And I don't know the details of what those research centers are are putting together but I do know that natural gas was.
A focus -- it but that said we also know that -- on couple years ago was actively funding think tanks.
In Washington DC and elsewhere -- 100 million dollars to deal not with a hundred million dollars nowhere near that and that's what we're running close.
You look at what they've companies are investing in business -- and and they are oil and gas companies and look we need oil and gas but the fact is is that we also need to start transitioning to cleaner sources of energy.
Energy sources that we can produce here don't like -- renewable energy and working on energy efficient OK now you live in Washington you live in the Washington area you're a student of Washington politics you know what's going on.
If the majority leader Harry Reid -- -- he he introduces a new climate bill this fool.
Do you think the votes of that after.
I don't because I don't think that's.
Obama and -- and congressional leadership have done an effective job.
Talking to the American public about the issue -- global warming we've had an inside the beltway discussion and I think this is reflected in one of those op -- In today's New York Times by -- wasserman.
Where we talk about that the only debate has been between lobbyists bit of the big utilities of the big environmental groups and we haven't been engaging the American people.
And putting together a -- legislation.
That puts the American people first not lobbyists for presenting some of the but the biggest industries in the United States if it could be we're not gonna have a climate bill this year it could be that the American people don't believe the alarmist and -- don't -- -- pay for alarmist.
Threats I bet that's the other side effects.
Tyson was always a pleasure to have you with us thanks very much -- -- Tyson -- -- -- -- --
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