A left-leaning, Democratic voting, Obama supporting physicist, Freeman Dyson, said he parts ways with his president on the issue of climate change – that the White House administration is wrong and the Republicans correct.
“I’m 100 percent Democrat myself and I like Obama,” Dyson said to the Register. “But he took the wrong side on this issue and the Republicans took the right side.”
Dyson slammed scientists who support the liberal line of thought on climate change and said they were ignoring “obvious” findings and beliefs, including the fact carbon dioxide is not actually a pollutant.
“How does it happen that a whole generation of scientific experts is blind to obvious facts? … Pollution is quite separate to the climate problem,” Dyson said, the Daily Caller reported. “One can be solved and the other, cannot. And the public doesn’t understand that.”
Dyson taught physics for 40 years at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, with an emphasis on electrodynamics, climate studies and nuclear engineering. He said the burning of fossil fuels brings about “very unpleasant stuff,” but clarified pollution from coal, oil and gas is not a driving force of global warming.
He said the main problem is today’s scientific community constantly ties together air pollution with carbon dioxide to conclude both bring on global warming.
“The facts should be obvious: that the non-climatic effects of carbon dioxide as a sustainer of wildlife and crop plants are enormously beneficial, that the possibly harmful climatic effects of carbon dioxide have been greatly exaggerated, and that the benefits clearly outweigh the possible damage,” he wrote in a recently released report by the Global Warming Policy Foundation in the United Kingdom.