"No matter what assumptions are used for the amount of or increase in fossil fuel generated CO2 in the US, from small amounts to very large ones, complete elimination of all fossil fuels in the US immediately would only restrict any increase in world temperature by less than one tenth of one degree Celsius by 2050, and by less than one fifth of one degree Celsius by 2100.
What? Say that again. If the US eliminated all fossil fuel use tomorrow, it would have virtually no measurable impact on world temperature.
So, this means that if the US developed some kind of carbon tax that would reduce fossil fuel use by, say, 50% by 2050, it would have even less of an impact on world temperature than if all fossil fuel use were elimininated immediately."
Dyson on climate science: "In the end, everything is decided by who gets the money."
Dutch filmmaker Marijn Poels in 2018 documentary: "Freeman Dyson, a living legend in the fields of mathematics and physics. 93 years old. He was one of the first scientists in the 70s who started to investigate climate change."
Freeman Dyson: "I was there I think around 1970 to 1980. So this was a very active group of not just climate experts, we tried to measure everything and to see what the effects of carbon dioxide really are in the real world. Then there was another group of people, mostly in Colorado, who did computer calculations. Looking at the climate from a theoretical point of view. And then, of course, there became a political fight, which was these groups would get the money and so, in the end, everything is decided, of course, by who gets the money and, so the people in Colorado won."
Dyson on climate change scientists: "I don't say they're dishonest. I think they are inevitably influenced by the fact that they live by scaring the public, that if they did not scare the public they wouldn't get support from the government...In the end, everything is decided by who gets the money."
Freeman Dyson climate change thoughts: “I have strong views about climate because I think the majority is badly wrong,” he said.
“‘I’m 100% Democrat and I like Obama. But he took the wrong side on climate issue, and the Republicans took the right side,” Dyson explained in 2015. He called the UN climate pact “pointless” and explained, “pollution is quite separate to the climate problem: one can be solved, and the other cannot, and the public doesn’t understand that.”
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.”
Dr. Patrick Moore: "Coal, oil and natural gas are the remains of those plankton and plants that have been transformed by heat and pressure deep in the earth's crust. In other words, fossil fuels are 100% organic and were produced with solar energy. Sounds positively green."
CO2 is "Essential ingredient for life...It has become common to refer to the emissions from burning fossil fuels for energy as 'carbon' emissions. That is entirely misleading. Carbon dioxide is not carbon. Carbon dioxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas which is an indispensable food for all living things...From a big picture perspective, we are actually living in a low carbon dioxide era."