Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Great Moments in Climate Change: Matt Ridley, November 1, 2011

English: Logo of the Committee on Climate Change
English: Logo of the Committee on Climate Change (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The problem is that you can accept all the basic tenets of greenhouse physics and still conclude that the threat of a dangerously large warming is so improbable as to be negligible, while the threat of real harm from climate-mitigation policies is already so high as to be worrying, that the cure is proving far worse than the disease is ever likely to be. Or as I put it once, we may be putting a tourniquet round our necks to stop a nosebleed.
In other words, it's not the science, it's the politics.

It is, as they say, a "must read".
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank God for Matt Ridley, the voice of reason and common sense!

Make sure to take in his book, "The Rational Optimist". It should be required reading for every student before graduation from high school!


"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"