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Global Warming Debate

June 1st, 2007 at 01:59pm

Good afternoon John,

You know that I like you so please don't take this the wrong way, but the idea you came up with a few minutes ago of having Tim Flannery in the studio taking calls about climate change under the guise of a reasoned and balanced debate is the stupidest thing I've heard all week, and I've some some remarkably dumb things this week.

You yourself said only a few minutes before that, Tim Flannery represents one side of the debate. I'm certainly not saying don't bring him in, but if you are going to have him taking calls, you also need somebody from the other side of the argument to do the same thing, preferably at the same time…you have other segments like that on a weekly basis and they work very well.

Have a good weekend!

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

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  • 1. fathead  |  June 1st, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    “I’ve heard some remarkably dumb things this week”

    Really, Samuel? Examples please. (In the interest of a reasoned and balanced debate)

  • 2. Samuel  |  June 1st, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    Unfortunately most of these things would have been said to me under the guise of confidentiality.

    However I have a couple emails here which aren’t covered by such confidentiality and I will post extracts when I have a bit more time. (Later tonight)

  • 3. donescobar  |  June 1st, 2007 at 6:00 pm


    Surely yourself and the other antediluvian climate change deniers that are the kind of listeners who actually call into these shows would suitably represent “somebody from the other side of the argument”?

  • 4. Samuel  |  June 1st, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Two points.

    1. There were a number of callers on both sides, but none were scientists, and I think it would be very interesting to have two scientists arguing the various sides of the debate.

    2. I have a real problem with the term “climate change denier” as it implies that I don’t think the planet is getting warmer…of course it is getting warmer. If you want a more accurate title to brand me with, try something like “climate change due to human activity denier”. I’d be happy to wear that tag.


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