Brodie Johnson of Merrill Lynch: On Climate Change

Brodie Johnson served as Head of Residual Trading at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. He has over thirty-five years of experience as an investment banking professional.
Since entering semi-retirement, Brodie Johnson of Merrill Lynch no longer works with large firms like Merrill Lynch. He now is engaged in consulting opportunities and investment strategies.
Mr. Johnson’s schedule allows him additional time to research the controversial issue of climate change. Below are some statements, from both sides of this controversial subject:
· American Association for the Advancement of Science (2006)
“The scientific evidence is clear: global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now, and it is a growing threat to society.”
· American Chemical Society (2004)
“Comprehensive scientific assessments of our current and potential future climates clearly indicate that climate change is real, largely attributable to emissions from human activities, and potentially a very serious problem.”
· American Geophysical Union (Adopted in 2003, Revised/Reaffirmed in 2007, 2012 and 2013)
“Human‐induced climate change requires urgent action. Humanity is the major influence on the global climate change observed over the past 50 years. Rapid societal responses can significantly lessen negative outcomes.”
· Dr. Richard Lindzen, professor of Meteorology at MIT:
“Doubling CO2 involves a 2% perturbation to this [energy] budget. So do minor changes in clouds and other features, and such changes are common. In this complex multifactor system, what is the likelihood of the climate (which, itself, consists in many variables and not just globally averaged temperature anomaly) is controlled by this 2% perturbation in a single variable? Believing this is pretty close to believing in magic. Instead, you are told that it is believing in ‘science.’ Such a claim should be a tip-off that something is amiss. After all, science is a mode of inquiry rather than a belief structure.”
For more information about climate change, Brodie Johnson, formerly of Merrill Lynch, suggests visiting portals such asclimatedepot.com and www.ucsusa.org.