Climate Change Skeptic Has Heart Attack on Live TV in Copenhagen (Video)

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During a heated televised debate in Copenhagen Henrik Svensmark, a participant from the skeptic side, had a heart attack. Svensmark has reportedly made a fast recovery, but the event has caused quite a stir in Denmark. Details and video after the jump.

Here's Steffan Gronemann's account of what happened, via the Danish climate website Klimakampen:

The 41 year old Henrik Svensmark made an awkward spasm/shudder and burst out a strange noise, sounding like a cough. The other participants in the debate looked baffled and he mumbled: "It's my heart," and fell to the ground and the pacemaker kicked in once more and you could hear him scream.

Bjrøn Lomborg yelled "call an ambulance, call an ambulance" and the host and the other participants came over to help the man. The show was put on hold for 10 minutes and the viewers were informed that Svensmark has a pacemaker, and it went on because his heart rate had slowed down. He was immediately rushed to the hospital and is according to the latest reports his condition is steady now.

The event took place on primetime TV, and all have wished Svensmark a speedy recovery.

Klimatekampen, via the Huffington Post Green.

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