A Statistically-Relevant Debate on Climate Change

Dear John Oliver: Did you really just hold a climate change debate with the number of scientists vs. deniers in accurate proportions? I think I love you, and your new show.

Since cool, rational discussion has utterly failed to produce meaningful policy action on addressing climate change, I am all for blatantly mocking the absurdity of framing climate change as a debatable topic. But, to be truly fair, I wish each side had been given proportional time within the debate structure. After the introduction, they get about a minute for the debate, so that's just under 2 seconds for the deniers to make their point, and 58 seconds for the scientists.

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Here's my take on the recent IPCC climate change report and the US National Assessment. For a more lighthearted approach, did you know that Stargate: Atlantis used real atmospheric science in their climate change episode?