I attended a Foley Institute
panel discussion today about climate change.
The following is a list of the panel of speakers:
-Bill Kabasenche, WSU School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs
-Kent Keller, WSU School of the Environment
-Andrew Light, Senior Fellow and Director, International Climate Policy, Center for American Progress and Center for Global Ethics, George
-Gene Rosa, WSU Department of Sociology
Only one side of the argument was presented, and, you guessed it, man-made global warming is real and CO2 is the culprit. Andrew Light
actually made it one of his points to marginalize any "skeptics" and to discredit any belief in a "socialist conspiracy" concerning global warming.
This strategy of mixing climate scientists with people from the social and decision sciences is outlined here
. I would also like to note that Mr. Light was the only panel member to suggest that the debate surrounding the credibility of man-made global warming had been won and was now over. To me the whole thing seemed like one big argument from authority