Cupp is addressing what I alluded to, that being the speech code shaming and derision of people who merely would like to articulate the cost / benefit argument or the details of what actually is supported by consensus, and then have those observations be afforded the seriousness they deserve. Maybe we’re right on the derision / speech code, maybe were wrong, but this is not a figment of our imagination.
Re the causality for extreme weather events, Nye is factually wrong as far I know. Cuz I read, K? The various studies are at odds, with what I would say is a bias towards climate change NOT increasing extreme weather. In any event, there’s not consensus on this point, but he continues to assert it’s indisputable. Bulllshit. This is in effect a guy pulling rank in an argument by virtue of his status as a ‘smart guy’. I don’t care how well regarded he is otherwise, this is an obnoxious douchebag move.