via the Peterborough Examiner:
Editorial - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 @ 00:00Don't hold your breath waiting for Suzuki to partake in an honest and open debate.
Re "Myth makers exposed" (Column, May 25) -
I am one of those "talk radio" hosts that David Suzuki refers to in his rant that you chose to print last Friday. The pompous arrogance of the man is incredible!
He states that, "Talking to these people is hard because they come armed with obscure-sounding references about things like the 'medieval warm period,' 'solar flares' and 'hockey-stick' graphs. They seem so sure of themselves that the media still routinely feature these so-called global warming skeptics in opinion articles, television interviews and especially on talk radio."
"Talking to these people is hard"??!!!
What he doesn't say is that he routinely avoids honest debate on the science of global warming. Until I see him accept the challenge to openly debate the science with people he calls "so-called global warming skeptics," (people like Dr. Tim Patterson, professor of Paleo-climatology, Carleton University; Dr. Fred Michel, director of Carleton University's Institute of Environmental Science; and Tom Harris, executive director of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project, all who have been on my show), I will continue to describe Dr. Suzuki as a phony and a chicken! A Little Chicken! A Little Chicken who tells people the sky is falling and then runs away when asked to debate his outrageous claims with learned scientists who know the science he pretends to be an expert on, better than he does!!
"Late Night Counsell"