Renowned Princeton Physicist Freeman Dyson: ‘I like carbon dioxide’ – Warns ‘Climate experts have set themselves up as being the guardians of the truth…& that is a dangerous situation’
Freeman Dyson - June 30, 2014 - IEEE Spectrum Video Interview:
Q: Dyson asked if he is hoping we reduce Co2 levels:
Dyson: ‘I like carbon dioxide, it’s very good for plants. It's good for the vegetation, the farms, essentially carbon dioxide is vital for food production, vital for wildlife.
0800 min: Dyson: 'The effects of co2 on climate are really very poorly understood…The experts all seem to think they understand it, I don't think they do…Climate is a very complicated story. And we may or may not understand it better (in the future). The main thing that is lacking at the moment is humility. The climate experts have set themselves up as being the guardians of the truth and they think they have the truth and that is a dangerous situation.
Q: Dyson is asked about reducing CO2 emissions just in case global warming claims are correct.
0900: Dyson: 'I don't think that's sensible. It means you are doing huge damage to the environment…at cost of large amounts of money and very likely getting no benefits at all. I don't think its a good bargain no matter which way you look at it.'
Flashback: Prominent scientist known as ‘Einstein’s successor’ declares himself a global warming skeptic — Rips colleagues: Freeman Dyson: ‘I just think they don’t understand the climate’ – Freeman Dyson on climatologists: ‘I just think they don’t understand the climate. Their models are full of fudge factors’
Dyson on Journalists: ‘They’re absolutely lousy… I don’t know why they’ve been brainwashed’ – More Dyson: ‘CO2 is good for vegetation. About 15% of ag yields are due to CO2 we emit… it’s a real plus to burn coal and oil’