Does the left perpetuate science myths?
Author examines feel-good fallacies
- Duration 3:15
- Date Oct 10, 2012
Author examines feel-good fallacies
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For years liberals have claimed just conservatives who have abandoned reason and stunned and shown -- for our next guest improv they've just a bunch of hypocrites in many ways doctor Alex Ferrer.
So is the editor of real clear -- in co author of this book science left behind.
Feeling -- feel good fallacies in the rise of the anti scientific left doctor you think one of the big problems is -- scientists become activists why.
Well you see that scientists are great at doing science they're not necessarily great proposing policy because whenever you consider a policy implications -- to consider things other than science like.
Legal matters and sometimes when -- become politically active.
It tends to turn off a lot of the public and attempts to undermine the scientific process like for example the whole global warming scam some really good scientist got caught up in an agenda.
Well you know I I don't think global warming -- -- scam but I do think that it becomes problematic when you have scientists.
Very publicly endorse.
Certain policies you know things are endorsing a carbon tax or war certain policies that may turn off the little public and there are other solutions to global warming and climate change.
So that when that was slated to start endorsing public policy sometimes they stepped outside of their -- expertise and -- and that really affects how.
You must eraser to skew some of their results -- sort of follow their agenda here's some things that you want -- knock out of the water so to speak.
Toilets help conserve water -- -- -- -- lol what's the truth.
Everyone knows the low flow toilets don't work Rand Paul a -- on a very famous rant and -- the senate hearing rooms about health toilets don't work.
And he's right.
So toilet use and -- and water use in our homes -- a council about twelve personable water that we use in the country on a daily basis.
Most the waters for power plants and for irrigation for farming.
So the consequence of having a low flow toilet and -- every little bit counts.
Is that you have sewage backups in cities like San Francisco there -- parts of San Francisco the smell like rotten eggs right now -- let's talk about wind farms for example.
Some say has a devastating impact on the bird population was the truth.
OK so yes Windmills kill between a 400000.
Birds annually but in New York City alone.
90000 birds run into windows and -- and if you extrapolate that across the whole country.
About 500 million birds annually -- our cats kill 500 million birds.
Every year -- so whenever environmentalists say that there oppose the wind power because that kills birds.
We're talking point 006%.
Double bird fatalities right and by the -- -- -- -- address catch for a second -- for a second guys you can fly cats can't.
Try to do that and finally got climate change in and a hydroelectric power causes climate change the truth.
So no hydroelectric power is is a great source of energy guess that disrupts rivers and disrupts and it upsets fish.
But in general it is a good strategy for reducing -- greenhouse gases in fact Seattle where I left.
About 90% of our electricity is generated from hydroelectric power -- -- any environmentalists were postal hydroelectric power that's bad for -- -- simply.
They don't know what you're talking about by doctor Alex parizeau congratulations on the book good thanks so much for sharing your information appreciated that thinks they -- me on.