Fred Singer quotes

  • Nature, not human activity, rules the climate.
    -- Fred Singer

    #Energy #Climate #Environment

  • Evidence of warming is not evidence that the cause is anthropogenic.
    -- Fred Singer

    #Energy #Causes #Environment

  • The Earth is warming but physical evidence from around the world tells us that human-emitted carbon dioxide has played only a minor role in it. Instead, the mild warming seems to be part of a natural 1,500-year climate cycle (plus or minus 500 years) that goes back at least one million years.
    -- Fred Singer

    #Years #Energy #Climate

  • Prediction is a very difficult business, particularly about the future
    -- Fred Singer

    #Program #Predictions #Difficult

  • I am persuaded to think that any climate change is bad because of the investments and adaptations that have been made by human beings and all of the things that support human existence upon this globe. Even minor fluctuations of climate could change the distribution of fish, … upset agriculture,…and inundate costal cities…… Such changes could occur at a faster rate perhaps than human society can evolve.
    -- Fred Singer

    #Thinking #Cities #Agriculture

  • Dabbling in astrology is like carrying a lucky rabbit's foot as an omen of good luck which costs us very little and might have some beneficial effects.
    -- Fred Singer

    #Good Luck #Feet #Astrology

  • Being onstage is just a feeling that you cannot duplicate anywhere else because the energy that the audience is giving you forces you to give more energy. It's such an output and exchange of energy. You can't do that anywhere else.

  • Energy is a concept that has been coined by physicists. There is no observable thing known as energy anywhere.

  • Volcanic action is essentially paroxysmal; yet Mr. Lyell will admit no greater paroxysms than we ourselves have witnessed-no periods of feverish spasmodic energy, during which the very framework of nature has been convulsed and torn asunder. The utmost movements that he allows are a slight quivering of her muscular integuments.

  • We need to start by having a conversation about climate change. It would be irresponsible to avoid the issue just because it's uncomfortable to talk about.

  • The ability of big money to shape perceptions - where you have four anti-climate lobbyists for every single member of the House and Senate - is a big factor.

  • Those who deny human-caused climate change offer no compelling evidence to better explain the undeniable rise in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases and global temperature.

  • The planet is in distress and all of the attention is on Paris Hilton.

  • Increasingly, the world around us looks as if we hated it.

  • Such prosperity as we have known it up to the present is the consequence of rapidly spending the planet's irreplaceable capital.

  • Children who are respected learn respect. Children who are cared for learn to care for those weaker than themselves. Children who are loved for what they are cannot learn intolerance. In an environment such as this, they will develop their own ideals, which can be nothing other than humane, since they grew out of the experience of love.