Dr Willie Soon is an independent solar physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who has been studying the Sun and its influence on the Earth’s climate for more than a quarter of a century. A short while ago, he had a conversation with Mr Grégoire Canlorbe, an independent journalist who is also the vice president of the French Parti National-Libéral, (“National-Liberal Party,” conservative, nationalist, and free-marketist). Here Dr Soon speaks for himself.
The conversation is to be co-published by Friends of Science, Heartland Institute, and ECN.
Polar bears – the poster-child of climate panic
Canlorbe: You say polar bears are far less endangered by global warming than by environmentalists dreading ice melt. Could you expand?
Dr Soon: Yes, indeed. I have argued that too much ice will be the ultimate enemy for polar bears. Polar bears need less sea ice to be well fed and to reproduce. Why? Think about this for a minute: Polar bears eat a lot. Any large colony will need a great deal of food. The bears’ staple diet is seal blubber. But seals are a long way up the food chain. So a fully functional and healthy eco-system is required. And that means oceans warm enough to support the lower links in the food chain from plankton all the way up to seals.