[extropy-chat] The great global warming swindle.

John K Clark jonkc at att.net
Fri Apr 6 17:36:05 UTC 2007

"Damien Broderick" <thespike at satx.rr.com>

> global warming is the favored model
> of experts in all the relevant fields.

Nearly everybody agrees that the world has been getting warmer over the last
century or so and most people think humans probably had something to do with
it; the debate is how important is this and even if it's a bad thing;
Siberia and Canada and the Sahara would benefit, Bangladesh would not.
This is what Freeman Dyson had to say on the subject:

"Global warming theories are unreliable, exaggerated, and based on models
with many flaws and the researchers in this field create a lot of hype to
steal money from more legitimate human activities"

"Climate change is a real problem, partly caused by human activities, but
its importance has been grossly exaggerated. "It is far less important than
other social problems such as poverty, infectious diseases, deforestation,
extinction of species on land and in the sea, not to mention war, nuclear
weapons and biological weapons."

"We do not know whether the observed climate changes are on balance good or
bad for the health of the biosphere.  And the effects of atmospheric carbon
dioxide as a fertilizer of plant growth are at least as important as its
effects on climate."

John K Clark

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