Global Warming versus Global Greening

Global Warming versus Global Greening, by Matt Ridley.

After covering global warming debates as a journalist on and off for almost 30 years, with initial credulity, then growing skepticism, I have come to the conclusion that the risk of dangerous global warming, now and in the future, has been greatly exaggerated while the policies enacted to mitigate the risk have done more harm than good, both economically and environmentally, and will continue to do so.

And I am treated as some kind of pariah for coming to this conclusion.

Why do I think the risk from global warming is being exaggerated? For four principal reasons.

1. All environmental predictions of doom always are.
2. the models have been consistently wrong for more than 30 years.
3. the best evidence indicates that climate sensitivity is relatively low.
4. the climate science establishment has a vested interest in alarm.

hat-tip Matthew