The Vancouver Sun’s Video Interview with Freeman Dyson

The Vancouver Sun recently published a video interview with “Princeton University’s preeminent” theoretical physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson, as part of their “Conversation that Matters” series hosted by Stuart McNish.  (Correction: Freeman Dyson is a professor emeritus of the Institute for Advanced Study, which is not affiliated with Princeton University. Thanks, Phil.)  If you don’t know who Freeman Dyson is, see his condensed biography here and detailed biography here.  Freeman Dyson is also skeptical of catastrophic CO2-driven global warming/climate change.

McNish’s interview with Freeman Dyson is titled Conversations that matter – Earth is actually growing greener and can be found through that link. The written introduction begins:

This week’s Conversation that Matters features Princeton University’s preeminent physicist Freeman Dyson who says models do a good job of helping us understand climate but they do a very poor job of predicting it.

It is an excellent interview.  The 20 minutes flew by.  Thank you, Stuart McNish and, of course, Freeman Dyson.

[H/T to Josh at BishopHill.]

About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.
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6 Responses to The Vancouver Sun’s Video Interview with Freeman Dyson

  1. Pingback: The Vancouver Sun’s Video Interview with Freeman Dyson - Perot Report

  2. Thanks, Bob. I have great respect for Freeman Dyson, and mention him in my climate pages.

  3. See:
    The Science and Politics of Climate (American Physical Society: Freeman J. Dyson, May 1999), at
    Heretical Thoughts About Science And Society (Edge: Freeman Dyson, Aug. 8 ’07), at
    Climatologists are no Einsteins, says his successor (Paul Mulshine/The Star Ledger, April 03, 2013), at

  4. See E mail exchange with Freeman Dyson at
    “They will listen when the glaciers start growing in Kentucky, but I will not be around then. “

  5. Bob Tisdale says:

    Dr Norman Page, thanks for the link.

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