Koonin wins in Cornell Oxford Style Debate

By Andy May Steve Koonin is still undefeated! The Steamboat Institute hosted a Campus Liberty Tour Oxford style debate at Cornell University on Mar 15, 2023. Drs. Steven Koonin and Robert Socolow debated the resolution: “Climate science compels us to make large and rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.”

Three Climate Debates, Three Wins

Steve Koonin participated in three recent debates of the resolution: “Climate science compels us to make large and rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.” Koonin went three for three! They were all Oxford style debates with the audience polled before and after, and in every debate, the agrees went down and the disagrees went up.Continue reading “Three Climate Debates, Three Wins”

Are fossil-fuel CO2 emissions good or bad?

By Andy May This is the transcript, with minor edits to get it into blog post format, of my keynote speech to the AAPG Division of Professional Affairs, at the second International Meeting for Applied Geoscience and Energy Convention in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on August 30, 2022. In the greatContinue reading Are fossil-fuel CO2 emissions good or bad?

Overview of the Koonin-Dessler Debate

By Andy May The SOHO Forum Debate began at 5:30PM (Central Time) on August 15, 2022 in the New York Sheen Center, as I announced here. Koonin won the Oxford Style debate since 25% of the in-person and online audience shifted to his view that the debate question: “Climate science compels us to make largeContinue reading “Overview of the Koonin-Dessler Debate”

The Koonin-Dessler Debate

By Andy May Update: You may be able to watch the debate on Youtube around August 24th, the link that worked for a short time has been taken down. The debate I announced here between Steve Koonin and Andy Dessler took place Monday August 15th, it was very educational and illuminating. I will try andContinue reading “The Koonin-Dessler Debate”

Koonin-Dessler Debate

By Andy May Andrew Dessler and Steven Koonin will debate the resolution “Climate science compels us to make large and rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.” Dessler will take the affirmative, and Koonin will take the negative. Dessler is a Professor of Atmospheric Science at Texas A&M University and Koonin is a Professor of CivilContinue reading “Koonin-Dessler Debate”

Attributing global warming to humans

The featured cartoon is by Josh, who graciously gave me permission to use it, his website is here. This cartoon is in Josh’s 2022 calendar, I think he still has a few to sell. By Andy May My latest book,[1] just released, is about a climate change debate between Professor David Karoly of the UniversityContinue reading “Attributing global warming to humans”

Unsettled, Steven Koonin’s new book

By Andy May I was honored to be chosen by NYU Professor Steven E. Koonin to review his wonderful new book, Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What it Doesn’t, and Why it Matters. According to Amazon.com, if you order the Kindle version (Koonin, 2021) now, it will download on May 4th. Professor Koonin sentContinue reading “Unsettled, Steven Koonin’s new book”

Changing Climate Debate History

By Andy May While researching my next book, I found a bit of interesting deception on the Intelligence Squared web site. This is the organization that hosted the famous March 14, 2007 global warming debate on the motion “Global Warming is not a Crisis.” Debating in favor of the motion were the late Michael Crichton,Continue reading “Changing Climate Debate History”

The Great Climate Debate Report

By Andy May After I posted my series on the great climate debate between Dr. William Happer and Dr. David Karoly, hosted by TheBestSchools.org, I received several requests to pull the series together into one pdf. This is now done, and the pdf can be downloaded here. Since the series was posted, we have foundContinue reading “The Great Climate Debate Report”

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