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‘I Don’t Believe Everything I Read’: Maltese Radio Host Casts Doubt On Causes Of Climate Change

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We all know Oz and Jay, the pair of comedy kings who make Malta’s mornings better with The Burger King Big Breakfast radio show on XFM.

However, apparently Oz has been in a bit of hot water lately following some comments he made about the climate change, so much so he’s come out to set the record straight.

Over on his website, Oz has released a statement clarifying his views on climate change, in light of some statements he made on his radio show, “which apparently upset a few people.”

First off, don’t get out your pitchforks yet – Oz believes in climate change. After the discussions on the radio show the participants, “concluded that climate change was a real thing. The proof is there.”

But controversy emerged when it came to the “why” portion of the show. The popular figure that’s thrown around quite often is that 97% of scientists believe climate change is human-caused, and that’s where Oz finds his difference.

“But my problem is that I don’t believe everything I read. I am a skeptic by nature and believe there is an agenda behind most information that you and I are fed. Being the honest guy I am, I said as much during this conversation.”

And apparently, some of the reactions he got were quite harsh. “My bluntness in voicing my opinion proceeded to me being labelled as another Trump, a holocaust denier and socially irresponsible. This was very disappointing.”

Oz goes on to say that it’s very likely that human activity is causing climate change, but, for some reason or another, he can’t commit to the idea wholeheartedly. “No one can say with absolute certainty that humans are responsible. The science is just not there. It is highly probable that it is the case, but it is not without doubt. And that is why I cannot commit 100% to blaming humanity for the current predicament.”

When he nails out his full beliefs, the actions he recommends are pretty much in line with those of most standard climate-change believers.

“I believe that there is still a majority of normal people who don’t care enough. Care enough to separate their waste properly. To not toss trash onto the street if they cannot find a bin within ten metres. Sacrifice eating as much red meat as they currently do, perhaps limiting it to a special occasion. Stopping altogether with single use plastics and in as many cases as possible plastic altogether.”

“Governments must do more. Industry must do more. You and I must do more. And it shouldn’t even just be about climate change. It should about treating our beautiful planet with respect.”

But even after all that, he still ended with “I am going to do what I always do. Practice good practices and try my best to make a difference in my own little way. And, continue to live in my little bubble, Planet Oz where I am protected from stupidity and vulgar capitalism.”

What do you make of all this: has he got a point, or can this kind of scepticism be harmful?

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