Observation: Freeman Dyson & Climate Change

World famous physicist Freeman Dyson was interviewed by Huffington Post.  In the audio story: “Physics Legend Explains The One Thing We Don’t Get About Science,” Dyson expressed his view on climate change. Following is an excerpt:

“The fact is that climate is still a great puzzle, it is scientifically not understood, and the people who are giving advice to the government of course are in a difficult situation. The government demands clear answers, the government wants to know yes or no, is it dangerous or isn’t it, so there has developed a sort of political dogma that climate change is dangerous and undesirable and that it is understood. I just have a different view of that. First of all, it is not understood. It’s also not clear whether it is dangerous. In many respects, of course, we know biologically speaking that carbon dioxide is highly beneficial, it actually contributes a lot to the growth of wildlife and the growth of crop plants. A lot of our food supply depends on carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. So in many ways we are better off with more of it. Whether our balance is better or worse is not clear. So all these facts cause me to disagree with the experts.”

Dyson in his office at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.

To listen to the full podcast interview conducted by David Freeman, click here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/06/freeman-dyson-podcast_n_5248626.html

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