Governor, have an aide challenge Andrew Dessler to set up a Texas-sized climate debate against his able adversaries. This should settle things by getting the mad Professor to either put up or shut up.
In a recent op-ed in the Houston Chronicle, Texas A&M climate scientist Andrew Dessler has once again challenged you to host him and his fellow alarmists to “educate” you on what he calls the “existential threat” of man-made climate change, as well as on the merits of the Green New Deal. He has been seeking an audience with you for some time (see here), as he did prior with Rick Perry (here).
Don’t bother. This emotional, angry, highly political Professor is an outlier. He refuses to debate the uncertainty monster of global climate change, choosing to alarm his audience. And his exaggerations and pleas, now in the 4th decade of the climate alarm, are tiresome.
He is more than just certain and acerbic. He degrades his opponents. But like any bully (he is just this from my personal experience), Dessler quickly disengages when someone his size shows up in opposition. But perhaps your office (not you) can reach out to him to participate in a real climate/energy on-the-record debate for Texans to attend and view.
Last year, I warned you about a previous Dessler’s offer:
Andrew Dessler is a campaigner, not only a climate scientist. But he has an agenda other than saving you and me and our descendants from (man-made) climate change. He is a modern Malthusian, continuing a long tradition of falsified doom-and-gloom and looking for government intervention at every turn. He is also dismissive of Climategate, which involved the Progressive wing of the climate-science intelligensia.
Dessler controversially believes the science is settled (wrong), and climate models are sound (wrong). He habitually calls his opponents “deniers,” as in Holocaust deniers. His long history of impolite, unbecoming tweets (bad Aggie), all in the public domain, speak for themselves. Trust and humility matter when an “expert” seeks your audience.
Dessler concluded his recent Chronicle op-ed with a workable challenge.
In a time as politically polarized as today, it’s more important than ever to hear each other out. This issue isn’t red or blue. It’s about all of us.
To this we can all agree. Yes, “let’s hear each other out.” Governor, have an aide challenge Andrew Dessler to set up a Texas-sized climate debate against his able adversaries. This should settle things by getting the mad Professor to either put up or shut up.