I’m locking horns with Reason‘s Ronald Bailey early next month at the following conference put on by Michael Shermer’s Skeptics Society:
Why are we still debating climate change? How soon will we hit peak oil supply? When politics mix with science, what is being brewed? Join speakers from the left & the right, from the lab & the field, from industry & advocacy, as we air the ongoing debate about whether human activity is actually changing the climate of the planet.
Bailey and I are debating, for an hour, the question of “Distorting Science: Who’s Worse, The Left or the Right?” I don’t see how I can lose if the argument is about this country and he concedes to me that the religious conservatives are really bad about this–that’s half the cake right there. Then the real debate will come down to “who’s worse,” corporate interests on environmentalists…Here, Bailey and I may well differ. It certainly should be interesting. Debating tips welcomed….I’ll be blogging more anticipatory stuff as this gets closer.