In 2015 he said in an online video that global warming is a "fraud…used to scare the people". "The melting of the ice will not raise the sea level even with a millimeter," he said. "The main factor for climate change is solar activity".
A vocal admirer of US President Donald Trump, Dimov has in the past said global warming is being used as a tool of intimidation.
University of Exeter rules out high-end temperature increases
The research also has implications for the climate-change movement, said University of Colorado Boulder professor Roger A. Pielke Jr.: “If your climate advocacy is grounded in ‘[it’s] gonna be bad, really bad’ arguments, then new science (‘not as bad’) puts you in an awkward position,” he said on Twitter. “No doubt some catastrophists will today feel a need to diss the new study lest they give evil deniers due.” - "Clever new climate change study. Not as bad as has been projected. That is good news. Right?"