Monday, April 23, 2007

Joe Kernen outshines Laurie David and Sheryl Crow

Flash has pointed out this interesting TV confrontation: a CNBC video clip is available on the website under Sheryl's picture below. Or try YouTube including Patrick Michaels' reaction.

I think that both Sheryl Crow (is she "All I wanna do is have some fun" or "Girls just wanna have fun"? Both are great hits) and Laurie David (the prettiest among those who earn big bucks from "An Inconvenient Truth") are attractive women.

Sometimes it is not enough to be pretty and to create great songs or earn big bucks. Joe Kernen, a skeptic, received a support of 80% of viewers against the two alarmist ladies. It's not hard to see why. For example, when asked how she wants to replace hydrocarbon (nuclear?), Crow answered that we should burn clean coal instead. Coal without hydrocarbons - that's what I call a really clean coal. ;-)

These women wanted to teach college students about the climate and energy issues! It would be much more useful if they returned to the elementary school and learned some basic things again.

Sheryl Crow has also become famous with her project to fight against global warming by allowing only one square of toilet paper to be used in the restroom, except for the pesky situations when you are allowed to use two or three. This is a real scientific way to deal with the issue! Unfortunately, her finger so far seems insufficient to replace three tractor trailers, four buses, and six cars for her concert.

Incidentally, Sheryl Crow also tried to sexually harass and touch Karl Rove, to get him on her side. He refused. Laurie David described his reaction as follows: "How hardened and removed from reality must a person be to refuse to be touched by Sheryl Crow?"

I wonder how many men on their tour didn't say "Don't touch me" as Karl Rove and became alarmists. ;-) Unlike Crow, David only tried to insult Rove, and "she succeeded", as Rove admitted.

Explanations of their failure

If you remember the Intelligence Squared Climate Debate, Gavin Schmidt has offered an explanation why the alarmists lost: Michael Crichton is tall.

Sheryl Crow has also offered her explanation why she and Laurie David lost: it's because unlike Joe Kernen, they were not sufficiently beautiful in the morning because they didn't sleep enough. :-) Another reason is that they faced a skeptic whose goal was to show that the AGW theory was wrong. That's really outrageous! :-)

She conjectured that Joe Kernen, who is incidentally MSc from MIT in molecular biology, must be paid by the tobacco industry. :-) If you imagine that IQ is additive, Kernen's match with the two ladies was a fair game. And I think it's great if two stupid women become associated with the whole ideology.

The only problem I have with Kernen's comments is his promotion of the dominant role of volcanos which is an error in the Great Warming Swindle documentary: volcanoes currently produce about 50 times less CO2 per year than we do although cumulatively, of course, they have emitted much more than we have.

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