Perhaps taking a page out of President Donald Trump's playbook, the Environmental Protection Agency's Scott Pruitt suggested a very novel approach to discussing global warming. For years, liberals have treated conservatives as knuckle-dragging idiots for not believing in manmade global warming. They repeatedly tell us that they are the party of science and reason. However, conservatives stopped buying their "science" arrogance when liberals stopped believing chromosomes or body parts have anything to do with gender and sex. And they're certainly not going to agree to insane taxes just to appease the bleeding hearts of liberals who have an ideological axe to grind.
In a Reuters interview, Pruitt made a suggestion:
“There are lots of questions that have not been asked and answered (about climate change),” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told Reuters in an interview late on Monday.
“Who better to do that than a group of scientists … getting together and having a robust discussion for all the world to see,” he added without explaining how the scientists would be chosen.
Asked if he thought the debate should be televised, Pruitt said: “I think so. I think so. I mean, I don’t know yet, but you want this to be open to the world. You want this to be on full display. I think the American people would be very interested in consuming that. I think they deserve it.”
This would be amazing. He went on to engage in a little trashtalk. “If you’re going to win and if you’re so certain about it, come and do your deal," he said. "They shouldn’t be scared of the debate and discussion.” Jon Gabriel over at Ricochet wrote, "We do deserve it, especially since every proposed solution involves raising our taxes, damaging our economy, and making citizens more submissive to federal and global bureaucracies." Instapundit's Ed Driscoll agreed that this would be a great idea. "Please make this happen — Pruitt will compile hours of potential footage for the Trump reelection campaign video b-roll. In addition to the smug condescension of haughty climate scientists speaking to Pruitt as if he’s Cletus The Slack-Jawed Yokel, the apocalyptic doomsday rhetoric and proposed solutions would be a riot."
I think this will only work if Donald Trump gets to determine who wins at the end of the debate and announces it at the end of the episode. Then, the whole nation would tune in.
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