Global Warming: The Science, Politics and Philosophy (MP3 download)
By Keith Lockitch
Decades of environmentalist activism have entrenched in the general public a widespread belief in global warming; it is now widely assumed to be a proven scientific fact that human activity is causing an unnatural, catastrophic warming of the earth that will have devastating consequences for human life.
In this course Dr. Lockitch examines a number of aspects of the global warming controversy. Scientific topics covered include the global temperature record, paleoclimatology, and natural climate variability. Other topics discussed include the connection between fossil fuels and economic growth, an evaluation of proposed alternative energy sources, and problems with such proposed measures as the "cap and trade" scheme favored by many global warming alarmists.
This course was recorded at the Objectivist Summer Conference 2008 in Newport Beach, CA.
(MP3 download; 4 hrs., 24 min., with Q & A, 189.75 MB)