- So Todd, you are aclimate change skeptic,
is that correct?
- Yup, I don't know if you'd wanna call me a complete
denier in that I acknowledge that there is a
greenhouse effect, that's a normal part of science,
but the idea that it's a big, scary imminent, likely
catastrophe, I think is overblown.
- So okay, I went to astate school and I have
a lower back tattoo.
I'm like a house wife onLong Island basically,
without a family or a working uterus.
But the things that I know, which are facts,
the world is getting warmer, there's no question.
- A little.
- A little warmer.
- A little.
- This has been the hottest year ever on record,
and the last 10 years, the temperature have
been the hottest ever.
- There are changesworth keeping track of,
and the question alwaysis, "Are they drastic,
"are they mild?"
- Listening to that, theway it registers with me
is the way that you reduced what's going on in the
environment would bethe same as saying like
that Malala got slapped around and she should have
just walked it off.
- (chuckles) Uh...
- Todd, do you really not believe that the world
is getting hotter quick?
- I believe it is getting only slightly warmer
and it's not happening that fast.
- Well if it's 1000 years from now, are we saying
like "(bleep) those people," or should we maybe
like think that maybe there will be some
useful humans still?
- We're not in a position to screw the people 1,000
years from now if we wanted to.
They will probably be so different, they'll probably
be like cyborgs or energy beings or something.
100 years ago--
- When I hear you saythat, I think that maybe
you are a crazy person.
It's just gonna becyborgs running around?
- Quite possibly.
The long-term of that isbasically that if wealth
and technology keep increasing rapidly,
we'll have a lot more tools to deal with these problems.
- Yeah, it sounds like we're gonna have light sabers soon.
- I would be curious, what is something that you think
there's enough evidence to prove?
- I mean there are plenty of claims in ordinary
science that I think are much stronger--
- Like what, do you think we walked on the moon?
- Do you think 9/11 was real?
Do you think that Sophia Vegara has butt implants?
- I don't know exactly whather butt looks like I'm afraid.
- Now I really don't trust you.
Wouldn't it be worth it because we can make
some changes, we can make changes just in case?
Just in case all these storms and the crazy
weather is because of that.
- It would be insane to protect yourself as if every
risk were infinitely large.
So you don't walk aroundwearing a condom all day
if there doesn't appearto be any imminent sex.
- I'm wearing a dental dam right now, just in case.
- See, I think youmight be hyper-cautious.
- That could be part of the problem.
And surely, this bar isgonna be under water.
Is that part of the story?
- This bar was under water two years ago, but...
- Even if temperatures and sea levels started rising
faster than most of the moderate rain prediction say,
we might be better off putting money into dikes.
- What did you call me?
- (laughs) No, what doyou have against dikes?
- When we are showing this interview, I think--
- You're gonnasuperimpose scuba gear?
- Can we, would you be mad?
Because that's a really good idea.
- Shouldn't have suggested it.
- We're doing it, right now there's scuba gear on you
so maybe like do you wanna like act like...
No, alright, but still it's happening.
Just know it's on there.
So you wrote a book?
- What's it called?
- Libertarianism for Beginners.
- You're a libertarian.
And that means you kindof think the government
should get the (bleep) out of here and it should
be free markets, right?
- That's true.
- I hear this, and again, state school,
I think we're never gonna be a libertarian government.
But why sign up for thisteam that can't win?
It's like being a heel in wrestling.
- You gotta do the right thing.
- Except you're not getting any pussy.
No, I'm not saying, I'm sure you do fine.
- Aw, chucks.
- Tons of puss, just...
- I will say libertarianism is getting more
gender balanced than it used to.
Used to be a joke.
- What about just like joining city sports
and playing like flag football,there's usually girls there.
- I don't think I'd be very good at catching a ball.
However, it's getting more female even as we speak.
- You sound like my brother talking about jazz.
"There was a girl at the show tonight."
And we're like "sure there was."
I like you.
And here's why.
The way you talk reminds me of my favorite Muppets,
and how your voice willlike go up but you don't
change your facial expression.
You know you're like "and then da da da," but your
face doesn't like matchwhat you're doing.
- I've been told I do a really decent Kermit the Frog--
- Can I try to talk like you?
- Oh sure.
- Okay, I have to warm up to it.
"And that's why all the people are, we're rational,"
wait, "we're," shit it's really hard.
I don't know how you do it, you really keep
your face the exact sameno matter how loud--
- Which is bad for TV purposes.
- "Which is bad for TV purposes!"