Post Gormley Wrap-Up

Spent the last many hours enjoying the weather hence the lateness of this update… Anyway, my fears of going on the Gormley show turning into a bloodbath were a tad overblown. It was actually very fun. I didn’t win him over to the side of science and reason. But I don’t think I gave any ground either.

If you missed it, the good news (or bad, depending on how you look at it) is that John Gormley has said he will happily and proudly sign our Global Warming Skeptic’s Declaration. His will be the first we receive. And I promised him that we will frame it and send a picture to him of it hanging over Stephen’s desk.

Also, in 10 years, if it turns out that climate change isn’t real, we’ll have to throw a party in John Gormley’s honour and name him the mayor of prairiedogville. The bet’s pretty safe. Mind you, if it ever turns out that the evidence is overwhelming that anthropogenic global warming isn’t real, I’ll be throwing lots and lots of parties.

It’d be nice to think that’s a possibility, but as I said on the show, the science is clear. The planet’s getting warmer and we’re the cause.

In return, John’s promised that if in 10 years it turns out we’re clearly right, he’ll have me back on the show to say “I told you so.” I was hoping for a little more. At least he could buy me a beer.

A very warm beer.

And that’s it. Thanks VERY much to everyone for the encouragement and advice. And for all the post-show virtual high-fives on the blog, on Facebook and in my in-box.

And as we’ve mentioned before, please download that Global Warming Skeptic’s Declaration (there’s a link in the right column there) and send it to all the science deniers you know.

Author: Paul Dechene

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3 thoughts on “Post Gormley Wrap-Up”

  1. That ten year period makes me a little nervous: if the evidence so far hasn’t won them, what will more evidence do? What will happen when he comes asking for his party and the key to prairiedogville and the ‘debate’ still isn’t settled? Anyway, good job to both you and Gormley – it was a hoot. And I didn’t feel like crying or puking, which is how I usually feel during that show. So sensitive.

  2. Paul, nice job on the Gormley show. The question is why is there so much support for the theory from progressive minded people and so much opposition from conservatives? I submit that progressives want so much for people to buy the theory because they love the proposed solutions such as global government authority and world wealth redistribution. Conservatives believe that the high standard of living enjoyed by North Americans is worth protecting. They see the promotion of a pending “global warming crisis” as a way to punish the rich in the world and reward the poor.

    Whether or not Al Gore’s prophecy comes true, I would rather North America remain economically strong to deal with the change rather than unilaterally dismantling our cheap energy production capacity in favour of countries like India or China which won’t do anything of the sort.

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