I was invited to attend this debate and to participate by Noha El-Sayed of Al Jazeeera, but the notice was too short, and arranging travel from California to England was impossibly expensive at the last minute, requiring me to defer. Maybe next time.
Bishop Hill writes:
The Lindzen debate at the Oxford Union was, I think, a rather significant moment in the climate debate. One in which sceptic views got a fair hearing in an open debate. Lindzen was to be accompanied by a panel of invited experts consisting of David Rose, Mark Lynas and Myles Allen. Part 1 was an interview of Lindzen with interjections from the panel, while part 2 opened up the debate to the floor.
A few of us sceptics – Josh, Tallbloke, David Holland and others had met up beforehand and I think it’s fair to say that we all expected little from the evening. Mehdi Hasan, the left-wing journalist who was to compere the event had been using the d-word a couple of evenings ago and had said he wasn’t a neutral. This didn’t bode well. In the event he ran through the gamut of “questions you ask sceptics” – denialism, big oil funding and do on – and in a way that was quite aggressive (but not unfairly so), but I think it fair to say that didn’t go the way he expected. I should add that Hasan’s handling of the Q&A was exemplary.
Read his entire account here
Josh livetooned the event, and you can see his work here
While the event was not livestreamed, it was recorded, and word has it that it will be made available online in about a week. When/if that happens, I’ll make it available here.
In related news….
Warmist bummed out by the results of the Lindzen debate: “The aim was to shame the sceptic, but we just gave him a stage”
Adding fuel to out-of-date scepticism. | Tara’s Eco Science Blog[Warmist on the Lindzen debate] Ward expressed his anger, via Twitter, that we were giving air time to a person who is now completely irrelevant to science and research in climate change…The aim was to shame the sceptic, but we just gave him a stage.
Cliff Kincaid — Al Gore’s Al Jazeera Deal Now a Major Scandal
While the lawsuit over the sale of Al Gore’s Current TV to Al Jazeera is making headlines, a close reading of the legal complaint provides additional evidence that a congressional investigation into the curious transaction is urgently needed and necessary.
The media executive who claims to have arranged the sale says the idea was to make the Terror TV channel “palatable to U.S. lawmakers,” a formulation that suggests foreign lobbying on Capitol Hill in order to protect the $500 million payoff to Gore and other owners and investors in Current TV.