Thursday, February 18, 2010

Holland's first climate exile?

"I am much more anxious about the cooling of the earth. The ultimate fate of this planet is a new ice age. If the main wheat belts of the Northern hemisphere fail to produce their much needed harvest, heaven knows how we will feed ourselves. Well, it could be that warming will lead to a disaster. I still want to accept that. But you must weigh this unknown risk against other problems."

Henk Tennekes, former Director of the KNMI (Dutch Meteorological Institute), forced out of his job in the '90s over his views on global warming – interviewed in De Telegraaf.