Note: I have actually debated Dan Weiss three times before on television. Once on MSNBC TV in 2010
and twice (in very long debates) on ABC News TV
in 2010. So why has Weiss changed his mind about debating me in 2014? The answer may be obvious, Weiss’ performance in those debates were panned by his fellow warmists. See:
Morano on Weiss’s ducking debate at last minute:
In what is part of a growing trend, yet another global warming activist ducked a TV debate. Weiss and other activists claim the debate is so settled that granting a skeptic “equal time” does some type of disservice to “science.”
As the blog Bishop Hill noted about the attempts by the BBC to censor global warming debates: ‘The consensus over the existence of the greenhouse effect as a pretence that all aspects of the climatology are beyond debate.’
Climate activists want to impose everything from carbon taxes, UN treaties, capandtrade, epa regulations, light bulb restrictions, automobile regulations, even our bedtimes – – yet they will not debate the basis for these actions!
Weiss knows full well that his boiler plate talking points would be obliterated in actual debate, so he did the only thing someone who is not confident in views would do – – he ducked the debate.
I agreed to debate Weiss the day before the taping on Fox. But while I was enroute to the studio for the debate, I got an email from the Fox producer informing me that Weiss would not appear with me on air. Weiss would only come on air if he could be in a completely separate segment.
The reason warmists generally refuse to debate goes back to at least 2007: