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I will tell you liberals believe their environmental plans are scientifically sound but are they ignoring evidence when it does not back up their agenda.
-- Campbell is the founder of sciences vitality co author of science left behind.
Feel good fallacies in the rise of the anti scientific left -- morning Hank.
Good morning -- and I talk about some supposedly environmentally sound policies it ended up.
Not being so you say the first -- -- cash for clunkers that of course was the government program that was designed to take.
-- fuel -- efficient cars off the streets and replace them with more environmentally friendly cars but what ended up happening.
Well that was the belief it was always economically suspect but we were told that if we -- about the environment this is a good idea but it turned out to be incredibly bad idea none of that.
Aside from a negligible quarter of a point difference in fuel efficiency it didn't help us very much at all and emissions.
They also turned out to have shredded.
All of the 690000.
Cars that were turned in on this program so.
Cars are incredibly recyclable we can recycle almost a 100% of them so we eliminated a lot of cars that then had to be -- -- which was very resource intensive.
Incredibly bad idea for the environment to to get rid of all these -- shred the metal and then -- to China.
-- by the way the government said that it had to crush or shred the cars because they didn't want them somehow sneaking back onto the streets.
But in the process it ended up doing something not environmentally friendly let's move on.
To fracking as you probably know New York State just released a report there was a summary a previous reports that determines.
Is safe if it's done with proper safeguards in place that is not reflected in the Matt Damon movie the promised land.
No and that's not a science -- -- the only science in that movie we've been doing fracking for seventy years and it's obviously far safer today than it's ever been.
The only science in that movie seems to be the the guy who played Mark Twain saying who fracking and you're gonna find a lot of and negative commentary but scientifically.
But there's far more confidence in the geology of fracking then there is as far as -- consensus even on things like global warming that very confident the science behind track.
Let's talk about what some cities have done.
To prevent flooding when it comes to hurricanes yet other cities like New York.
Building a storm shelter a barrier because environmentalists.
Say that that would give people false sense of security.
Right -- what -- you know mankind for millions of years has obviously resisted nature nature is.
Isn't completely impartial and wants to kill us and we built houses and we build dams and we do lots of geo engineering things to keep people from dying and it's really cynical and unfortunate.
That any environmentalists would say we don't want fifty people that Diana hurricane we we want -- have 500 people dying in a hurricane because it's gonna make our point about global warming.
Well I have they're saying that they want people to die in her kids but they're saying that.
If New York City stay -- to build a big storm -- around the city then maybe people would stop being careful I guess about what they're doing environmentally.
Right it's it's still that.
-- cynicism to kind of make a cultural agenda and perhaps raise some money on some new awareness thing natural gas used to be that go to energy solution and once it was implemented.
They they really went against that and same way with.
Preventing damage from hurricanes it's an obvious.
-- -- measure that anybody would use in order to protect lives and seventeen billion dollars in damage to New York City.
Has to be worthwhile environmentally to not have construction clues and got crews -- -- that the resources that it takes to rebuild our that the parts of New York City that were damaged.
As we saw -- superstar sandy well Hank gambling your book is called science left behind thanks so much for coming in -- your perspective.
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