Stephen Colbert pushed GM’s Bob Lutz on his Global Warming denial views. And, he reasserted his rejection of that “CO2 theory”, citing thousands of scientists as well.
Colbert: Why not just call this the Chevy-Gore? You don’t believe in Global Warming, do you? You’ve said that you don’t.
Lutz: I accept that the planet has heated.
But, like many noted scientists, I don’t believe in the CO2 theory.
GM engineers, scientists, and others who believe in the scientific method and working within reality must wince every time he speaks about Global Warming.
Colbert: It’s just sunspot activity.
Lutz: In the opinion of about 32,000 of the world’s leading scientists …
Lutz is simply a global warming denier, seizing on truthiness and propaganda to fit his weltaunschuang rather than dealing with facts and giving some respect to actual science. Let us be clear: 1: Solar radiation is NOT a driver of Global Warming, the numbers just don’t work. 2. The “32,000″ is absurdity (to be polite, with the (vast) majority of signers only having bachelor’s degrees and no advanced studies. (On the “petition” that Lutz is referring to, see: here, here, here, etc …
To be honest, other than the GW denial, Putz held up well against the Colbert pressure and got in some good zingers. But, he really sold the car short. When Colbert was asking him whether the Volt would help him “get laid”, Lutz said that it would probably change the nature of the women, to ‘nicer, without makeup, environmental types …’ And, o
And, he clearly understood that his Global Warming denialism wasn’t the best thing for him to talk about when he was on The Colbert Report to talk about the Chevy Volt which has had recent big news.
However, we have to get off this subject …
Yeah, Bob, reminding people that Lutz is such a Putz perhaps isn’t the best thing for GM’s image and marketing … of a car designed to appeal to people concerned about global warming, peak oil, and a better future for America.
UPDATE: The Green Miles has the video with a recommendation for Bob Lutz:
Note to Bob for future reference - if you’re going to greenwash, it’s best not to come right out and deny the scientific consensus on global warming with a made-up number of people who believe in a kooky denial scheme. Kind of undercuts your alleged green credentials.