Thursday, September 19, 2013

ON GLOBAL WARMING BY FREEMAN DYSON


Reading online, and came across this great website on Freeman Dyson.   In a nutshell, and as one of the world's top scientists on environmental studies, the conclusion is:

THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS ON GLOBAL WARMING.

NO DUH!

And OF COURSE: there are those who are well paid and supported by the global cavat who have everything to gain from injecting fear into the world's population that Global Warming is going to be our very own doomsday unless we do exactly as they say, and these people do their best to discredit him and call him a heretic.

I find that one of the surest ways of finding truth is to see who the majority of the world's elite are AGAINST, and where popular opinion lies, then look at those they are trying to defame.  That is where you find a lot of truth, a lot of the time.

I've tried to help others understand that Global Warming is a hoax for over 10 years now. But you know what they say, you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink. So sadly and frustratingly true.

Well, for those who do see the value in drinking water to stay alive and well, here is info about and from Freeman Dyson, including an AWESOME READING LIST that will make its way into my brain one day - as soon as I read the other 100 books piled up on my desk that are waiting in line. Who knows, maybe one or more of these just might "jump in line" so I can read them first. They look fascinating to me!

Enjoy!

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"Freeman Dyson is a scientist of enormous stature. For more than four decades, he taught theoretical physics at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study - described by the New York Times as "the most rarefied community of scholars" in the US.

"In a recent 8,000-word profile, the Times says Dyson is "a scientist whose intelligence is revered by other scientists." One colleague describes him as "infinitely smart." Another says: "You point Freeman at a problem and he’ll solve it. He’s extraordinarily powerful.”

"The idea that global warming is the most important problem facing the world is total nonsense and is doing a lot of harm."


"It makes very little sense to believe the output of the climate models."


"There is no doubt that parts of the world are getting warmer, but the warming is not global."


"Just because you see pictures of glaciers falling into the ocean doesn't mean anything bad is happening...It's part of the natural cycle of things."


"The average ground temperature of the Earth is impossible to measure since most of the Earth is ocean...So this average ground temperature is a fiction."


"When I listen to the public debates about climate change, I am impressed by...the superficiality of our theories."


"Computer models of the climate...[are] a very dubious business if you don't have good inputs."


"Climate change is part of the normal order of things, and we know it was happening before humans came."

- Freeman Dyson, American physicist

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Freeman Dyson is now retired, having been for most of his life a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for the Royal Air Force in World War II. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1945 with a B.A. degree in mathematics. He went on to Cornell University as a graduate student in 1947 and worked with Hans Bethe and Richard Feynman. His most useful contribution to science was the unification of the three versions of quantum electrodynamics invented by Feynman, Schwinger and Tomonaga. Cornell University made him a professor without bothering about his lack of Ph.D. He subsequently worked on nuclear reactors, solid state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied.

Dyson is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London. In 2000 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for progress in Religion, and in 2012 he was awarded the Henri Poincaré Prize at the August meeting of the International Mathematical Physics Congress.

He has written a number of books about science for the general public.

“Disturbing the Universe” (1979) is a portrait-gallery of people he has known during his career as a scientist.

“Weapons of Hope” (1984) is a study of ethical problems of war and peace.

“Infinite in All Directions” (1988) is a philosophical meditation based on Dyson’s Gifford Lectures on Natural Theology given at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

“Origins of Life” (1986, second edition 1999) is a study of one of the major unsolved problems of science.

“From Eros to Gaia” (1992) is a collection of essays and lectures, starting with a science-fiction story written at the age of nine, and ending with a mugging in Washington at age fifty-four.

“Imagined Worlds” (1997) is an edited version of a set of lectures given in 1995 at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem about human destiny, literature and science.

“The Sun, the Genome and the Internet” (1999) discusses the question of whether modern technology could be used to narrow the gap between rich and poor rather than widen it.

“The Scientist as Rebel” (2006) is a collection of book reviews and essays, mostly published in The New York Review of Books.

“A Many-colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe” (2007) is an edited version of a set of lectures given in 2004 at the University of Virginia.



Source: http://www.sns.ias.edu/dyson