Freeman Dyson on Climate Change

  quotes from Freeman Dyson:
  • In the history of science it has often happened that the majority was wrong and refused to listen to a minority that later turned out to be right. [article by, 2008]
  • Climate change is part of the normal order of things, and we know it was happening before humans came. [interview with, 2007]
  • Just because you see pictures of glaciers falling into the ocean doesn’t mean anything bad is happening. This is something that happens all the time. It’s part of the natural cycle of things. [interview with, 2007]
  • Vegetation is really controlling what happens…whereas the emphasis in the climate models has always been on the atmosphere. [YouTube interview Part1]
  • There is no doubt that parts of the world are getting warmer, but the warming is not global. [essay by, 2007]
  • The idea that global warming is the most important problem facing the world is total nonsense and is doing a lot of harm. It distracts people’s attention from much more serious problems. [interview with, 2007]
  • The average ground temperature of the Earth is impossible to measure since most of the Earth is ocean…So this average ground temperature is a fiction. [YouTube interview Part2]
  • When I listen to the public debates about climate change, I am impressed by the enormous gaps in our knowledge, the sparseness of our observations and the superficiality of our theories. [essay by, 2007]
  • We do not know how much of the environmental change is due to human activities and how much [is due] to long-term natural processes over which we have no control. [essay by, 2007]
  • It is not surprising that honest and well-informed experts can disagree about facts. But beyond the disagreement about facts, there is another deeper disagreement about values. [essay by, 2007]
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