NTD’s Kevin Hogan speaks with geologist Gregory Wrightstone, the executive director of the CO2 Coalition, at Turning Point USA’s ‘America Fest 2021.’ Wrightstone puts forward evidence to debunk several claims about global warming. He recounts his data-based testimony to the Senate exposing supposed false claims by the United Nations that the world will see 1 million extinctions over the next several decades due to rising temperatures. Wrightstone asserts the UN is promoting fear and alarm over global warming, pointing to the fact that there were only 2 extinctions per year over the last 40 years.
He also contradicts claims that extreme weather is a result of climate change by looking at a decrease in severe tornadoes in the U.S. since 1950. Furthermore, he discredits the assertion that the rate of sea level rise is accelerating, showing it has stayed nearly constant over the last century. Wrightstone also offers a unique look at a correlation between rising temperatures and the number of witches killed. He notes that several centuries ago people blamed the mini-ice age on weather-causing witches, and how people attributed their prosperity and increasing food production in the warming period to the fact that they killed all the witches.