When ABC radio host Jon Faine this week decided at last to let a global warming sceptic debate a global warming prophet on his Conversation Hour, his co-presenter, TV weatherman and green guru Rob Gell, freaked.
Talking to a doubter, even a scientist, would be like inviting on a “Holocaust denier”, Gell protested. Or as he said on radio: “If you were discussing pedophilia, you wouldn’t bring in a pedophile to discuss the issue.”
No, but if you were discussing hypocrisy, you’d definitely bring in Rob Gell. I interviewed Gell in 1989 about his then-current choice of personal transport – a smokin’-hot BMW M5. Way to save the planet, Rob!