Thursday, July 31, 2008

Nexus demands answers...

...but will probably get nowhere.

Tonight's Q&A features the Minister for Climate Change and Water, Penny Wong, Shadow Treasurer, Malcolm Turnbull, scientist and global warming activist, Tim Flannery, businesswoman, Catherine Harris and the Director of the IP and Free Trade Unit at the Institute of Public Affairs, Tim Wilson.

Ah, Yes...the IPA., how they besmirch the good name of my favourite variety of beer.

Anyways, I fired off this question (though it's got stuff all chance of actually being asked, it'll sure give Tim Wilson the conniptions if it comes up).
As a scientist, it is clear that the scientific basis behind dangerous climate change is compelling, yet many media organisations give disproportionate weight to the so-called sceptics, though their arguments have generally been long debunked within the scientific community. Why?
OK, I could of phrased it a little better, but with only 40 words to work with, what can you do?

Live blogging on the iPod: most of the panel are impressive, ESP. Malcolm Turnball and Tim Flannery. Penny Wong is strong on policy, as expected. IPA guy not doing so well.