Another MUST WATCH: Greening the Planet, by Dr. Matt Ridley


Anthony Watts writes

I met Matt Ridley for the first time in person last month on his trip through California. We shared lunch in Novato on a Saturday, it was a pleasant and enlightening conversation. Dr. Ridley “gets it”; he gets what climate skepticism is all about, and gets what I am about. I’m honored to count him among my friends.

He has this new video out, from his next stop after visiting with me, please take a moment to watch, and more importantly, to share. Ridley’s message is simple – through our own activities, we are making the world a better, greener place.

The hype surrounding the whole Global Warming / Climate Change debate has only been focusing on the negative argument.  But here’s the thing, is having a slightly warmer planet such a bad thing?

Check out the description of this video, and then have a look.

Matt Ridley, author of The Red Queen, Genome, The Rational Optimist and other books, dropped by Reason’s studio in Los Angeles last month to talk about a curious global trend that is just starting to receive attention. Over the past three decades, our planet has gotten greener!

Even stranger, the greening of the planet in recent decades appears to be happening because of, not despite, our reliance on fossil fuels. While environmentalists often talk about how bad stuff like CO2 causes bad things to happen like global warming, it turns out that the plants aren’t complaining.


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  • PlanetOrphan

    Bloody well said M8!

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    Honourable mention of WhaleOil at 14:09.

  • Heidi Bale

    Shame we don’t get to celebrate this as a people because the Greens are such a bunch of royal fuckwits.

  • thor42

    Good stuff – a great talk.

    Very interesting to hear about the greening of the Sahel.

    That area has been held up for decades as basically a lost cause in the battle against desertification. Seems like that’s not the case at all.

  • Jman

    Every person who votes for the green party should be forced to watch this video.

  • Greg

    The Greens aren’t interested in the planet they are just into control control control, its the commie agenda.

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