Video(Youtube) part 1- NDTV anchor Sonia Singh stacks the debate against Dr.Richard North
Video(Youtube) part 2- NDTV anchor Sonia Singh stacks the debate against Dr.Richard North
Video(Youtube) part 3- NDTV anchor Sonia Singh stacks the debate against Dr.Richard North
This time the anchor was Sonia Singh.She stacked the debate against Dr.Richard North with the following tried and tested techniques-
1) three participants,Dr.Rajendra Pachauri, Dr.Murari Lal (another IPCC author and now a notorious one), and environmental journalist Bittu Sahgal (editor of the Sanctuary Asia magazine)were on the same side -the alarmist side or if you prefer, the IPCC side-all agreeing with each other of course.Opposed to them were Dr.North and Dr.Raina.However Dr.North got little support from Raina as the gentleman was obviously reluctant to say anything beyond Himalayan glaciers(which were hardly discussed).So this is not just a 3-2 advantage to the alarmist side but more like 3-1.1
2) the alarmist side was given whale of the time
3) Dr.North appeared briefly in a phone-in at the beginning of the debate.After that he was never called upon again.That left the field for the three alarmists to have a field day apart from some neither-here-nor-there meanderings of Raina.
4) Sonia Singh was obviously sympathetic to the alarmist side. In particular she kept agreeing with the environmentalist Sahgal even when he uttered something truly stupid like -"nobody can or is trying to debate or discuss or negotiate with the planet" It perhaps never occurred to her to ask-"how can one do that?"
In all, it was mostly a collective whining from the alarmists with the anchor joining in.Sonia Singh did Prannoy Roy proud.
changed Bittu Sahgal's words from "who's having a debate with the planet?" to the more accurate "nobody can or is trying to debate or discuss or negotiate with the planet". Sounds even more idiotic now.