Have you ever noticed that almost every piece of news involving new global warming research describes how conditions are “worse than we thought”?

Dr. Patrick Michaels has. The Cato Institute senior fellow and former Virginia state climatologist says you can thank the “government-scientific complex” for the prevalence of gloom-and-doom news. He discussed the issue today with the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society, including the video clip below.

2:20 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 50:54 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.