Bjørn Lomborg and Dr. Roy Spencer to be in Fox News special tonight on climate skepticsm and green agenda

This should be good. From Fox news, video follows.

Bret Baier travels across America, revealing rogue regulators, tracing the truth about the president’s environmental agenda and exposing programs that could devastate our economy!

Check out a sneak peek of the special below, and tune in on Sunday at 9p ET to watch the full ‘Fox News Reporting: Behind Obama’s Green Agenda’ on Fox News.

Dr. Spencer writes in an email today:

Tonight at 8 p.m. CDT (9PM EDT/6PM PDT) I’ll be on a FoxNews special entitled “Behind Obama’s Green Agenda”, hosted by Bret Baier.  They have not decided when it will air again…FNC probably will announce that in the next few days.

link to video here

UPDATE: – here is an Email from Dr. Spencer tonight:

Well, for those watched…no Roy. They used a couple animations I gave them (early in the show), but the direction of the show was quite different that they envisioned a few months ago, when I spent half a day with them.

Oh, well…it will save me from being harassed over what I said on-camera…for now. 😉 Maybe they will do something more climate-specific later.

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JonasM

Good to see Bret Baier doing this – I consider him among the most balanced of Fox’s newscasters. His interviews tend to be penetrating and reasonably thorough, without the partisan snarkiness so often seen on Fox. He did the Climategate 1 hour special in 2009. I’ll be tuning into this….

theduke

This is good news. The debate on Climate will finally be addressed in a “fair and balanced” report without all the preconceived notions and ridiculous presumptions that are frequently in play behind the scenes. (That said, the Spencer Michaels report wasnt all that bad.)
I’m going to check it out also. Brett Baier is an excellent reporter and commentator.

clipe

http://www.newstalk1010.com/Episodes.aspx?PID=1754
Oct 4 Jerry Agar podcast. Short interview with Lomborg at about 1:02.

Reblogged this on Is it 2012 in Nevada County Yet? and commented:
Tune in for a fair and balanced look at the cost of “going green.”

Richdo

I also got an email that Peter Wood from the National Association of Scholars would be appearing to discuss the Sustainability focus on campus.
Second Nature wants Sustainability to be the focus of all campus courses. Such a good use of that Heinz money.

clipe

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October 7, 2012 at 4:46 pm
http://www.newstalk1010.com/Episodes.aspx?PID=1754
Oct 4 Jerry Agar podcast. Short interview with Lomborg at about 1:02.
Sorry. 1:11 in.

Gary

Doesn’t Lomborg believe in AGW?

Bill

Au contraire,
I found Brett Baier to be a gigantic [trimmed] during the presidential debates. His job was to be the debate MODERATOR and instead he took part in the debate and was openly hostile to Ron Paul and his views.

P. Solar

I think we’ve reached a tipping point.

rogerknights

Fox ought to do a show on America’s 14,000 inoperative windmills. Call it “No Longer Operative,” which will slyly allude to the greenies’ promises that were made about them before they were built. Those promises should be quoted and shown, if videotaped versions are available.

wayne

Kudos to Brett Baier, so there are actually a few honest investigative reporters out there brave enough to tackle the almighty but flawed consensus. Sure hope the content reflect this.

Kiwisceptic

This is excellent news, especially with Roy Spencer on the programme adding a strong even-handed and sober scientific voice. The only problem I see with airing it on Fox is that the people they most want to reach probably don’t watch that channel for its sometimes ‘extreme’ views and right-wing bias. At least that’s how Fox is generally perceived here in NZ. Loonie lefties wouldn’t be seen dead watching it.
In any case, it’s great to see another major vent for the sceptical/rational side of the climate debate and I’m sure it’ll stir up the usual outrage from the warmistas. Too bad!

Claude Harvey

Saw Lomborg, but either I was looking the other way at the time or Spencer wound up on the cutting room floor. Decent summary of the general environmental regulatory arena, but not much on AGW.

Juan Slayton

Anybody got a time stamp on Spencer? Somehow I missed him.

RoHa

Unfortunately Fox News is such a joke that even in Australia we have heard about it. But maybe this will be a first step to a more respectable News porgramme.

DarrylB

I had to step out for a few minutes. Did I miss Dr. Spencer? I was really looking forward to listening to him speak.

Gunga Din

rogerknights says:
October 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm
Fox ought to do a show on America’s 14,000 inoperative windmills. Call it “No Longer Operative,” which will slyly allude to the greenies’ promises that were made about them before they were built. Those promises should be quoted and shown, if videotaped versions are available.
================================================================
To the tune of “Where Have All The Flowers Gone”
by Pete Seeger
Where have all the windmills gone?
Long time failing
Where have all the windmills gone?
Broke long ago
Where have all the windmills gone?
Poor plan doomed them every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?
Where have all the Teslas gone?
Long time failing
Where have all the Teslas gone?
Broke long ago
Where have all the Teslas gone?
Made in Finland every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?
Where has Solyndra’s cash all gone?
Long time passing
Where has Solyndra’s cash all gone?
Long time ago
Where has Solyndra’s cash all gone?
Ours to theirs it’s been transformed
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

Paul Westhaver

RoHa says… and yeah he says, but he doesn’t check the facts:
According to these stats, MSNBC is the joke. They are even more of a joke than Comedy central……But these stats are only the number of viewers.. and the number of viewers doesn’t matter. sarc.
CABLE NEWS RACE
THURS. OCT. 4, 2012
FOXNEWS O’REILLY 4,280,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 3,908,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 3,248,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,243,000
FOXNEWS THE FIVE 2,310,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 2,243,000
CMDY DAILY SHOW 1,841,000
FOXNEWS FOX&FRIENDS 1,741,000
CMDY COLBERT 1,456,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,286,000
MSNBC O’DONNELL 1,193,000
MSNBC HARDBALL 1,109,000
MSNBC SHARPTON 1,044,000
CNN COOPER 645,000
CNN BLITZER 624,000
CNN PIERS 598,000
MSNBC MORNING JOE 576,000

Seems the show was more about EPA abuse rather than climate ‘warming’. RoHa, Fox may be a joke in Australia, here in the US it’s just slightly left of center. You want a joke, check out MSNBC.

They cut out Spencer.

RoHa

@ Paul Westhaver
“RoHa says… and yeah he says, but he doesn’t check the facts”
The joke is that Fox news doesn’t have any facts to check, not that they don’t have any viewers.
“Fox may be a joke in Australia, here in the US it’s just slightly left of center.”
Fox has the reputation of being a mouthpiece for the warmongering neocons. If that is “left of center” in the US, then Ghenghis Khan would count as a dangerous socialist.

James McCauley

Too bad about Spencer being cut out, but the expose had to be a shocker to the many who haven’t known about the U.S. Sustainability Oligarchy of the religiously Liberal minded. AGW fraud is, of course, but a part of the religious effort that reaches from Presidencies through your government kindergarten. Hopefully, Nov. 6 can make a difference – certainly FOX and sites like WUWT have – to their unique extent. As has been known and, as Baier shared, the Oligarchy cares nothing if it’s ends has to justify the killing of millions to something like malaria, or anything else.

P. Solar

Roy Spencer says: “Oh, well…it will save me from being harassed over what I said on-camera…for now. 😉 Maybe they will do something more climate-specific later.”
Oh well, I guess they’ll just have to make a scandal about what he did not say on air. About the fact that he was even interviewed.
I mean the man denies climate ever existed from what I heard.

Matt

@RoHa,
The reputation of Fox News that you cite is sourced mostly from MSNBC, CNBC and CNN who are getting their buts kicked in the ratings by Fox and who will do and say anything to bring Fox down.
From what I have seen of MSNBC, most of their hosts / anchors likely think Stalin was right wing.

Tsk… RoHa got pwned.
As the man said “…the number of viewers doesn’t matter. sarc.” Enjoy your little bubble of reality. It’s safe, it’s cuddly, and you don’t have to think for yourself.
Personally, I don’t watch Fox that often, but If there is a news story that needs to be viewed, I get less tripe from Fox than any of the others.
So.. go ahead, believe what you wish. We will sit here and pity your ignorance.

No Roy Spencer? Ok, not bothering to watch.

Ben

Ro Ha – A major UCLA journalism study covered US media outlets, addressing their bias and/or balance in citations. Their published study, actually recorded the citations that varied in time, but were over 5 years of records in the case of FoxNews. FoxNews Special Report was the most balanced, but it was just a tiny bit liberal at .503 in their verifiable citations. ABC World News was much more liberal biased at .65, followed by even more liberal media groups USA Today .67, NBC .71, LA Times .73, CBS Evening News .74 and the New York times was the most biased at .79 or basically as they say, “completely in the tank.” They were measuring the “Fraction Liberal” so that .5 would be perfect balance, and FoxNews came in at .503. It turns out that what some complain about as conservative bias in the actual news reports by Fox News Special Report is actually balanced coverage. They covered both sides, or multiple sides of issues, which included major stories and analysis that most of the other media outlets are censoring from the public.

DirkH

RoHa says:
October 7, 2012 at 8:26 pm
“Fox has the reputation of being a mouthpiece for the warmongering neocons. ”
I’d call that an argumentum ad populum if people actually had told you that, but you have only heard it in the Australian MSM, so it’s an argumentum ad verecundiam.

paullm

Let’s see RoHa, you say FOX has no credibility, is war-crazed but agree that it has the largest U.S. cable viewership, but you sure can’t get any more of a centralized government figure than a ruthless dictator, can you? Sir, I fail to witness your rationale.

P. Solar

“Fox may be a joke in Australia, here in the US it’s just slightly left of center.”
an’ Dick Chenney was a dangerous liberal , right?
All depends what your idea of “center” is.

Juan Slayton

Ben, you got a link to that study?

MS + NBC have parted ways. There is no MSNBC any more.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/Microsoft-NBC-Part-Ways-75644.html

kim

There’s an old joke that Rupert Murdoch found a niche market for Fox, half of America.
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Uk fox news at 9 am today Monday uk time is brett baier and obama’s green agenda channel 509 on sky

CodeTech

I’m always amused when someone starts spouting the “FoxNews is a right wing mouthpiece” stuff. The FACT is that FoxNews is the only balanced media. I hear both sides of everything on FoxNews. There is not another media outlet that even pretends to be in the middle.
Yes, there are rabid right-wing supporters on FNC, and there are rabid left-wing supporters too… and even some of those rabid centrists.
However, CNN and MSNBC are ONLY the rabid left-wingers. And they’re pitifully biased. That’s why we call them the communist news network, and MSDNC. One-sided reporting is morally wrong and reprehensible. Ask any right-winger… they’d rather hear BOTH sides than live in a one-sided echo chamber.
That is why FoxNews beats the others in viewership. People actually don’t WANT to be told what to think, they’d rather hear both sides and figure out where they stand, all by themselves.

bazza norwood

i have just watched the show on fox in oz.it was good and we should have more like it.what it did show me is that you in the us have got just as many green nutters there as we have here.they are like a plague but like all plagues we will find a way to end them.

rocknblues81 (formally Brian)

I can’t stand MSNBC and I’m not a huge fan of CNN, but the thought of Fox News being to the left is laughable.

Laurie

Hubby and I watched the debate. Then we went to MSNBC to hear ALL liberal commentary. We turned to FOX and heard the same liberal commentary AND conservative commentary. So, at least in the case of the debate, we witnessed balanced reporting on FOX and no balance on MSNBC.

You all might like this… I sorta thought about it a couple of times… an interesting take on our leader.
Political Twins—Nixon and Obama
Posted Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 6:05 AM
The personalities, policies and political philosophies of Presidents Richard Nixon and Barack Obama are indistinguishable.
Both presidents are poster children for narcissism and arrogance, believing their executive power trumped the separation of powers.
Nixon: “Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government.”
Obama: “In the absence of any action from Congress to fix our immigration system,” the president enacted, what some would call unconstitutional, a two-year temporary version of the “Dream Act” which failed to get passed in Congress.
Each president had his own secret “enemies list” while campaigning and governing. Both presidents had an obvious disdain for any press coverage that was critical or negative.
In 1971, Nixon said “The press is your enemy.” “Treat them nice…..but don’t help the bast**ds.” Nixon had approved secret investigations into the press, anti-war protestors, and people in the Democrat party.
The President over the past four years has been available for all the major Sunday news talk shows, except for Fox. The last appearance President Obama made on Fox News Sunday was April 27, 2008, as a senator. He told Chris Wallace in closing the interview, he would definitely be back. That was over 1,600 days ago. Obama, since becoming our defender of the “free press”, said Fox News is a threat; “It’s a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country.”
Nixon once directed his counsel, John Ehrlichman to have the IRS secretly investigate the tax returns of all Democratic presidential candidates in order to look for dirt. He actually joked, “There’s a lot of gold in them thar hills.”
In April, 2012, the Wall Street Journal criticized the Obama campaign for attacking private American citizens who donated to Mitt Romney. Here’s an excerpt:
“So you engage in your democratic right to send a check. Several days later, President Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, singles you out by name. His campaign…shames you for “betting against America,” and accuses you of having a “less-than-reputable” record. The message from the man who controls the Justice Department (which can indict you), the SEC (which can fine you), and the IRS (which can audit you), is clear: You made a mistake donating that money.”
Nixon’s administration established The Environmental Protection Association, while Obama’s administration has used the EPA to enforce his green energy agenda and reward his donors.
Stanford University professor, Peter Schweizer, author of the book, “Throw Them All Out”, said there were 31 Obama bundlers and big donors whose firms received more than $16 billion in clean energy loans and grants. Oklahoma billionaire and Obama campaign bundler, George Kaiser, was the main investor in Solyndra, which received $573 million taxpayer dollars, and eventually went bankrupt.
President Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev of the Soviet Union signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, Salt 1, in May of 1972.
President Obama and Russian leader, Dmitri Medvedev, in 2010 signed START, a nuclear arms reduction treaty. The treaty shrinks each nation’s nuclear arsenal by two-thirds.
Nixon, in 1972, was the first U.S. President to visit the People’s Republic of China. His visit to China warmed the relationship with the U.S, and helped isolate the Soviet Union.
President Obama tried to warm up to China by throwing them a lavish state dinner with Hollywood A-listers and prominent business people in 2011. Yet, now in 2012, the United States has become isolated. China and Russia have become allies.
And finally, Nixon made an appearance on television’s comedy show, Laugh-In, and infamously said the trademark line, “Sock it to me.”
President Obama has appeared on The View, Oprah, the Tonight Show, Late Night, the Daily Show, SNL, ESPN, American Idol, the Today Show, Lopez Tonight, etc.; He’s been crowned “The Celebrity-in-Chief.” Do we really want four more years of a cool, “Pop-Culture President?”
Richard Nixon was forced to resign on August 9, 1974.
Barack Obama will be forced to retire on January, 20th, 2013.
http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/piercey/entry/49806/

Matt

FOX News.

Peter B

On RoHa and Fox – it’s always amusing when someone uses a “reputation” to make a case, when it’s also obvious that they have never taken the trouble to watch Fox for themselves. Much easier to accept the “reputation” as fact, isn’t it? If “everyone has that opinion”, who am I to dispute that and see for myself?

SamG

JonasM
‘Good to see Bret Baier doing this – I consider him among the most balanced of Fox’s newscasters. His interviews tend to be penetrating and reasonably thorough, without the partisan snarkiness so often seen on Fox. He did the Climategate 1 hour special in 2009. I’ll be tuning into this….’
Well, he might have done the climategate special but he’s still a neo-con, that doesn’t make him balanced and reasonable. Will he comment on Romney’s commitment to perpetual war, or his pending contribution to the bankruptcy of America by being pro-bail out, pro stimulus and pro Bernanke? Will he tell you that welfare spending is always the highest under a republican govt, despite their phony baloney free market rhetoric. Will he discuss the gross distortions presented by the press and The Commission on Presidential Debates? (The omissions are more egregious) …and so on.
just saying.

OCB

RoHa says:
“…….. have heard about it…….”
Really! And your unbiased source was?

RockyRoad

Regarding “opinions”, check out the Dilbert strip for Oct 7, 2012:
http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2012-10-07/
So much for RoHa’s “uninformed opinion”.

Henry chance

RoHa says:
“…….. have heard about it…….”
Thanks WUWT
This is a great unbiased site which allows people to post erroneous thinking.
I can’t recall Mann allowing any of my statments to be posted except the few days after Climate Gate broke. The tree Ring Circus crowd is all about censorship.

Meanwhile….National Geographic gave up all pretence at objective science and history….opting for politically timed, politically driven propaganda FICTION, explained here:
http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/06/national-geographic-denies-political-bias-influenced-decision-to-release-pro-obama-film-before-election/
We must save the fearless leader who brought us Chu-Hansen-Jackson “Restored” science !

AGW_Skeptic

Fox News Reporting: Behind Obama’s Green Agenda
Missed this and cannot find it on-line anywhere (only 2 minute preview). Cannot find it on cable either.
Any clues on where/when I can watch it?

temp

FOX news is pretty clearly centrist/center left. To many people use the political scale of stalin is a moderate and hitler was rightwing to determine left/right. When using the science scale of collectivism/individualism fox new is clearly centrist.
Another issue is the fact that fox news has a lot of commentators on it. Fox news never claimed that say glenn beck was a hard news person… yet groups like MNSBC claimed that oblermann, chris mathrews, etc was/is hard news. When one removes the commentators and stick solely to the news generally that news is center left on fox news.
If you want to see a center-right/rightwing network I would suggest fox business news. They are clearly center-right/rightwing. Its hard not to find a day when someone is not openly calling obama a spade… aka a socialist on that network. Getting someone on fox news even the commentators to call obama a socialist is near impossible.