Flashback 2006: Morano Debates IPCC’s Chairman Pachauri at UN Conference in Kenya

[More info on 2006 UN debate here. Video of Morano’s opening presentation during debate is here.]

Associated Press: Spokesman for U.S. senator says global warming skeptics are ‘demonized’November 14, 2006

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – A spokesman for the U.S. senator who described global warming as a hoax showed up at a gathering of believers Tuesday, claiming scientific dissent on the issue was being suppressed and demonized. One scholar shot back that the Senate aide must be living on another planet. The exchange took place at the U.N. conference on climate change, which has drawn more than 5,000 diplomats, activists and scientists to consider new steps in combating global warming.

“The skeptics who get vocal are vilified,” said Marc Morano, director of communications for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The committee chairman, Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, has enraged environmentalists by calling global warming alarmist and a hoax.

Morano was invited to be part of a panel discussion on how best to convey the issue of climate change in the media. […] “The shrillness of these skeptics and their numbers have been on the decline,” Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC, told The Associated Press before the panel discussion.

But Morano referred to the two-week U.N. conference as an “echo chamber” where “the media and climate alarmists demonize climate skeptics.” Pal Prestrud, director of the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, shot back that “we’re on different planets or maybe even different galaxies.”

More articles about Morano/Pachauri 2006 Global Warming Debate in Kenya:

Pachauri patiently rebuts bias charges – Reuters
Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:58pm IST
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent
OSLO (Reuters) -“Pass me the microphone when he’s finished, please,” Rajendra Pachauri leant over and asked me after a U.S. sceptic accused his U.N. climate panel of exaggerating the threat of global warming.

Pachauri, an Indian scientist who heads the panel awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday with ex-U.S. Vice President Al Gore, had just been accused at U.N. talks in Nairobi of failing to reply to a letter from U.S. Republican Sen. James Inhofe.

Pachauri often runs into sharp questioning and gives patient, meticulous replies that may have helped widen acceptance for IPCC conclusions that humanity is “very likely” to blame for climate change and urgent action is needed.

I passed Pachauri the microphone — I was sitting beside

Wash. Post’s Own Meteorologist Counters Paper’s Claims! ‘I wince when hearing…science is ‘settled’ — Climate ‘hysteria’ may be ‘another bubble waiting to burst’

[Climate Depot’s Editor’s Note: The Washington Post’s Andrew Freedman has his hands full. After declaring on September 1, 2009, that “increasing climate change skepticism among the public is troubling” because “it flies in the face of most of the scientific evidence,” Freedman now faces a fellow Washington Post “Capital Weather Gang” member — Meteorologist Matt Rogers – who is openly rebelling from Freedman’s stated climate views. Just days after Freedman’s public feud with Climate Depot over climate science, the Washington Post’s Rogers declared his strong climate skepticism on the paper’s “Capital Weather Gang” site on September 10, 2009, titled “A Skeptical Take on Global Warming.”

Freedman had attacked Climate Depot as being “anti-science and anti-science journalism.” But after two lengthy rebuttals from Climate Depot, Freedman threw in the towel and refused to defend his climate views any further. Freedman appears so afraid of defending his global warming assertions, that he refused a TV news program’s offer to a one-on-one debate with Climate Depot’s executive editor (me, Marc Morano). Freedman refused to debate on Clean Skies TV, even though I instantly agreed to the one-on-one debate invitation. Freedman instead demanded to appear on the TV show separately on a completely different day than my appearance. (Sadly, most –but not all — global warming fear promoters duck scientific debates. See: Morano debates former Clinton Official Romm – April 6, 2009 & Flashback 2006: Morano Debates IPCC’s Chairman Pachauri at UN Conference in Kenya – November 14, 2006 )

Freedman had written that he is so convinced of the alleged “consensus” about man-made global warming fears that he declared not acting to prevent a climate catastrophe “would be a stunning act of defiance against the climate science community that has firmly concluded that mankind is disrupting the climate system.” [See: 1) Shock: Wash. Post Blames Obama For Failure of Global Warming Movement! President’s ‘mistakes may cost the planet dearly’ – September 1, 2009 – 2) Wash. Post Fires Back: Accuses Climate Depot of having ‘an anti-science and anti-science journalism agenda!’ — Climate Depot Responds – September 2, 2009 – 3) World-Wide Reaction to Climate Depot’s Public Climate Clash with the Washington Post – September 4, 2009 ] But it now appears that instead of attacking Climate Depot for its reporting on the latest climate science, Freedman will be forced to respond to his own “Weather Gang” team members. End