9 hours ago, Dr Herbie wrote
@Maddus Mattus: Lets get one thing straight -- Matt Ridley is NOT a climate scientist, he's a Zoologist (like me). His circle of competence is evolution (as is mine). As such he is NOT qualified to guide public opinion on climate change (and neither am I).
Accepting Matt Ridley as "a scientist" and asking him about climate change is like accepting a heart surgeon as "a doctor" and asking them about the pains you get in your knee; it's just not something they're trained to know about.
As a Zoologist, I do not consider myself qualified to cover the finer points of climate change science -- I accept that more than 90% of the people qualified in the subject think it's a real issue, just like I accept that 90% of the people qualified to treat cancer agree that radiotherapy is the best course of action, because I'm a biologist doesn't mean I'm a qualified oncologist.