Q: “Do you believe that global warming is caused by human activity?”
A: “I don’t think that’s an appropriate question. Global warming, if it is even occurring, is either human-caused or it isn’t. Whether or not you or I believe that it is, or feel like it is, or want it to be, has absolutely no bearing on that reality. We are living in some really bass-ackwards times when a question about an objective physical reality, like whether global warming is human-caused or not, is treated more as a political position than as a scientific inquiry.
“To my understanding, there are currently several scientists who believe that global warming is human-caused, and several other scientists who believe that it isn’t, and that measures such as limiting CO2 emissions will have no effect on it. But the scientists on both sides know a hell of a lot more about the subject than some politician or journalist.
“The question of whether global warming is human-caused or not is an important one, and all of the evidence needs to receive proper consideration. The problem is that there are certain people who have all this political capital wrapped up in the notion that global warming is human-caused and are willing to use their political position to suppress the opposing views. It’s not important which view they have a vested interest in; it could very easily be the other way around. But I believe that this politicization of science is shameful and immoral, and so long as it persists, we will never have a real, credible answer to this question.”