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This is a rather interesting article: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/12/the-danger-of-cosmic-genius/8306/3/

It describes Freeman Dyson, a gifted polymath on par with Jefferson and how he can still believe that global warming is a myth. Skip forward to page three (unless you wish to read more about Dyson who is a fascinating character; the article is very well written) where the article describes Dysons belief in an alternative to environmentalism.

I think the article doesn’t do justice to Dyson’s beliefs about global warming. I’ve never heard of them before – but it seems that Dyson does believe the world is warming. He simply doesn’t believe that it should be stopped – humanity can control global warming. Clearly his beliefs are very well thought out, if not necessarily well grounded in scientific and engineering fact. And they are probably beyond the understanding of the author of this article, who seems to be an ardent environmentalist himself and not a scientist.

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