WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since former Vice
President and global warming activist Al Gore has so far refused to debate
global warming skeptics, the debate has been brought to him. The public can
now watch Al Gore make his case head-to-head against expert climatologists
in the first episode of the new environmental education video series, "We
Debate, You Decide," launched by DemandDebate.com.
The "Al Gore Debates Global Warming" video is posted on YouTube
"Al Gore has refused multiple invitations to debate in-person about
global warming," said Steve Milloy, executive director of DemandDebate.com.
"So we've decided to let video of his previous remarks do the talking for
him," Milloy explained.
In the first installment of DemandDebate's "We Debate, You Decide"
series, Al Gore 'debates' expert climatologists on the central issue of
whether carbon dioxide drives global warming.
Al Gore says in the video that we're witnessing an unprecedented level
of atmospheric carbon dioxide that is driving global temperatures higher.
But expert climatologists .- including Syun-ichi Akasofu, Tim Ball, Ian
Clark, Piers Corbyn, Patrick Michaels, Nir Shaviv and Frederick Singer -.
say there is no evidence carbon dioxide drives global temperature change."
"We'll see what the public thinks after both sides make their case on a
specific and narrow point," said Milloy. "Global warming alarmists didn't
fare so well last time that happened," he added.
Last March, the prestigious New York debating society, Intelligence
Squared, sponsored a debate on global warming, which may be viewed at
http://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/Event.aspx?Event=12. A pre-debate poll
indicated that, by 2-to-1 (57 percent to 29 percent, with 14 percent
undecided), the audience believed that manmade global warming was a crisis.
But in the post-debate poll, the audience reversed its pre-debate views --
the ranks of the skeptics swelled to 46 percent, the believers plummeted to
42 percent and the undecided declined slightly to 12 percent.
"That's the power of debate," said Milloy. "Though Al Gore aggressively
promotes global warming alarmism, he unfortunately seems to lack confidence
in his ability to debating climate change against others. But Al Gore's
curious reluctance will hardly stop the public from being able to see how
his points stack up against that of climate experts," Milloy concluded.
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