Cooling Down the Fears of Climate Change

Matt Ridley writes the Mind and Matter column in The Wall Street Journal and has written on climate issues for various publications for 25 years. He is somewhat of a science polymath, having written on a wide variety of science topics – so many that he even has his own Amazon page @ His latest book, the Rational Optimist (cf., is on my reading list for the holidays. His latest WSJ article provides an interesting and informative assessment of empirical climate research:

Matt Ridley: Cooling Down the Fears of Climate Change

In The Wall Street Journal, Matt Ridley reports that the latest scientific evidence points to a further rise of just 1°C by 2100-and the net effect on the planet may actually be beneficial.

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