Climate denier Ben Stein visited Fox’s Your World show in order to rip apart the 195-nation climate accord in Paris. A gratuitous smear of President Obama was welcome, too.
At the beginning of the segment, host Neil Cavuto put his thumb on the scale by calling climate-denier Stein “one of the best thinkers, period, I know.”
Stein acknowledged that climate change might be a real problem but he spent most of the time suggesting that it probably isn’t.
STEIN: What if man-made climate change is a fraud? I’m not saying it is, and I’m not saying I don’t want clean air. …I’m all for clean air, but man-made climate change - first of all, climate change itself is very much in question. The earth stopped heating up about 25 years ago. The data that show that the Earth is the hottest it’s been 200 years is very much in question because the data from 200 years ago is extremely specious. Yes, the polar ice cap in the North Pole is melting, but the polar ice cap in the South Pole is getting very, very much bigger very, very rapidly. …I can remember very well in the 60s and early 70s when we were fearing a new ice age. …We’re going to crucify the American worker and the American businessman in the name of a false goal. What if that’s happening? It’s not impossible.
Cavuto joked, “Well you better get with the program, young man, because the whole world has signed on to this. Later, he asked, “What have we got to lose trying to develop cleaner factories, cleaner air?”
”We lose people’s jobs,” Stein said. He also repeated that he wants clean air and clean water and for “the sky to look beautiful.” But, he said, “I am more worried about saving political freedom. That is to me, it seems to me, the real thing we’re in danger of losing.”
Then, before the segment closed, Stein used the climate accord to take swipes at Obama.
STEIN: Does it excuse Mr. Obama’s complete failure in the terrorism fight? Is he not just moving the ball, playing the Three-Card Monte game, and moving the ball to distract us from his failures in other areas?
Cavuto closed the segment by once again giving Stein some credibility: “Thank you, my friend. Just love the way he thinks,” Cavuto said. “Whether you agree or disagree, it’s clear, it’s lucid.”
But you can watch Stein’s non-expert opinion below, from the December 14 Your World.