Professor Brian Cox conflicts with Australian climate sceptic – BBC News June 30, 2017 Image copyright ABC TV’s Q& A Image caption Professor Brian Cox builds the case for climate change Professor Brian Cox has verbally sparred with a newly elected Australian legislator who believes climate change is a worldwide conspiracy. The British physicist behind BBC’s Wonders of the Universe was a guest on the adversarial panel show Q& A. Also on the Australian TV prove was senator-elect Malcolm Roberts from the anti-immigration One Nation party. The celebrity scientist was dumbfounded by Mr Roberts’ claim that climate change data was manipulated by Nasa. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. panel show puts politicians, commentators and experts from different fields in front of a live studio audience to face questions about the question of the week. Mr Roberts has previously claimed that the United Nation is employing climate change to lay the foundations for an unelected global government. Image copyright ABC TV’s Q& A Image caption The panel show brings different guests together to talk about the question of the week ‘Blue in the face’ A member of the audience asked Prof Cox to address Mr Roberts’ request for proof of a human element in climate change. “I could sit here and read out figures until I’m blue in the face, ” Prof Cox said. “The absolute, absolute consensus is that human action is leading to an increase in average temperature. Absolute consensus. I know you may try to argue with that, ” he said to Mr Roberts, “but you can’t.” Mr Roberts worked in coal mining and has an honours degree in engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. Throughout the indicate, the senator repeatedly called for “empirical data” proving that climate change was real. At one point, Prof Cox made a graph presenting global surface temperatures of the past century. Nasa ‘manipulating data’ However, Mr Roberts said the climate data had been “corrupted”. “What do you mean perverted? ” Prof Cox asked. Mr Roberts responded: “Manipulated”. “By who? ” Prof Cox asked. “Nasa, ” Mr Roberts said. Image copyright ABC TV’s Q& A Image caption One Nation senator-elect Malcolm Roberts has argued that climate change does not exist When asked earlier this month if he still believed the UN was trying to impose a worldwide government through climate change policy, Mr Roberts answered: “Definitely”. He also wrote a report in 2013 that detailed his rejection of man-made global warming. Science Minister Greg Hunt was also on the depict and was asked to clarify the government’s position on climate change. “All of these various organisations, I don’t think they’re subject to a collective absurdity , nor do I think that they’re subject to some sort of conspiratorial collusion, ” he said. “I respect the right of people to have different opinions, but we don’t stimulate our policy on that. Our policy is it’s real and it’s important and it’s significant.” Read more: www.bbc.co.uk Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Previous Post: How much trouble is Jane Sanders actually in?Next Post: Pokemon Go Halloween: can a spooky ‘event’ tempt people back to catch ’em all?