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Richard Morrison and Marc Scribner welcome special guest John Vaught LaBeaume to Episode 104 of the LibertyWeek podcast. We tackle Arizona’s immigration prospects, school reform efforts in D.C., the future of offshore drilling, why you have the right to remain French and the stormy waters of congressional ethics investigations.
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A recent report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has received wide media attention, has come to the conclusion that evidence for anthropogenic global warming is “undeniable.” This has, of course, been seized on by alarmists as confirming that all of their proposed solutions to future warming must therefore be undeniably correct as well. The conclusions of the report are also being used in attempts to try to bury the Climategate scandal of recent months.
Sceptics remain unconvinced. Myron Ebell, of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said: “I think climategate is nowhere near done and people will become more sceptical as they find out more and more about how these conclusions were not based on science but were in fact based on political calculation.”
The repeated use of the term “undeniable” by bloggers and activists commenting on the report is merely the latest attempt by the warmists to claim that there’s nothing more to be said about climate policy – that the debate is over. It’s like a boxer suddenly grabbing the announcer’s microphone after round three, announcing he has won, and telling everyone watching the match to go home. The only trouble with that strategy is that we’re still in the ring – and we’re not going anywhere.
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Richard Morrison and Marc Scribner welcome very special guest Katherine Mangu-Ward to Episode 103 of the LibertyWeek podcast. We discuss the Pentagon’s brownie recipe, the organic food police, the war on online classrooms and Katherine’s chapter in the recently released book from Templeton Press, New Threats to Freedom.
Richard Morrison and Marc Scribner welcome back long-lost co-host Michelle Minton to Episode 101 of the LibertyWeek podcast. We discuss the sobering recommendations of the White House debt commission, the intoxicating budgetary success of Chris Christie in New Jersey, the bunker mentality of UN climate scientists, the travails of urban homesteaders and the birth of scandal-based tourism.