(CNSNews.com) – When asked his thoughts about presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s concerns over electromagnetic pulses, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google Inc. and member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, replied that he is more concerned about climate change.
“My view on the magnetic pulse thing, is that we should have the physicists be experts on such matters,” Schmidt said Monday at an event hosted by The Economic Club of Washington D.C.
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“As best as I can understand the consensus – it’s – of the threats that there are from the nuclear age, this is not a high one. Although it’s at least possible, but there are many things that are possible.”
Schmidt continued, “There are two major threats to society in terms of loss of life. The first one is a nuclear war which hopefully will never happen, and the second one is that the compound and accelerating effect of climate change if that occurs with water and so forth, on the scale that is possible we don’t really know.”
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