Posted by: Barry Bickmore | September 7, 2010

Schneider vs. the Skeptics

If you have about an hour, check out this video of the late Stephen Schneider have a conversation with a room full of climate change skeptics in Australia.  It’s fascinating.



  1. It was a bit depressing when at the end the show’s host asked for a show of hands for whose minds had changed; but (IMO) spuriously depressing, since people *don’t* change their minds instantaneously like that, it takes time to sink in.

    Did she do a survey a week or two afterward, I wonder?

  2. p.s. I’ve left feedback for SBS Insight asking if they’ve done this; hopefully if they haven’t, they will.

  3. Steve Schneider was heroic to answer questions to a room full of skeptics. It was the same old story however in that they were only skeptical because they were armed with contrarian arguments from the likes of WUWT. None of them had thought of doing their homework at the ‘establishment’ ie. university sites, NOAA, Scripps, NASA etc. In very unscientific fashion they already seemed predisposed to believe that those scientists actually studying climatology were suspect.

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