Dr. Robert M Wagner of the group Conservative Cavalry denied the existence of climate change during an appearance at Ohio University Thursday evening. Wagner suggested the notion of human-caused global warming is mainly a cover for intrusive government regulation.
"If you really boil it down, [the climate change debate] is about control," Wagner said. "How can we maximize and centralize the power to make all your decisions for you."
Wagner was invited to speak by the OU College Republicans as a part of their "Conservative Week" event series.
While Wagner has done these presentations multiple times before, he always faces criticism from the climate scientists who he challenges.
"He has absolutely no training as a climate scientist," said Dr. Lonnie Thompson, a Distinguished Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and a Research Scientist in the Byrd Polar Research Center at The Ohio State University.