I've often mentioned that people should listen, or read, the EconTalk interviews. While they are not always great, particularly when the host interviews a fellow traveler, but it can be great when they get good guests on.
This week's episode was fantastic.
John Christy, Climate Scientist at the University of Alabama, debated Kerry Emmanuel, Climate Scientist at MIT.
The discussion was informative and devoid of the general nonsense you hear on this topic. Christy, the skpetic, brought up some great points.
What may be surprising for some was how the two actually agreed with one another.
One thing I did not realize was how long the theory of CO2 warming the climate has been around.
The full text is still being transcribed but you can listen to the audio and get the whole interview.
Some notes about it.
Both sides agree that the Earth is warming and ocean levels rising although the disagree about what it means.
Both sides agree that CO2 causes warming although they disagree on how much.
Both sides agree that any efforts to make energy more expensive will have a negative impact, particularly on the poor.