Joe Rogan is great. His epic encounter with Bret Weinstein and Jordan Peterson is the sort of thing that used to be on late night British television in the eighties: a three-hour long, free and open, meandering tour of his guest’s thoughts and insights on a range of topics, brilliantly shepherded by a host seemingly incapable of being out of his depth. And not only is Rogan sharp, he’s not boring either. It can only be that JR hasn’t had time to fully research the climate debate, therefore, that in the following clip he repeats the invalid claim that the vast majority of scientists believe climate change is happening and that this should be enough to make us all extremely worried. Candace Owens, his antagonist here, despite being unable to marshal much beyond her instincts that something is rotten in the climate change industry, is right to be sceptical ‘because it got so politicised’.
Let’s hope Candace sticks to her guns and keeps this up. As mentioned in a previous post on Jordan Peterson, it’s currently quite rare for this massive subject to get a look in on the thousands of YouTube hours devoted to political correctness, social justice and free speech. Which is a shame as scandals in the academy related to climate science make the Wilfred Laurier affair look like (gender-themed) child’s play.