Matthew White Ridley,(born 7 February 1958), commonly known as Matt Ridley, is a British journalist and businessman. Ridley is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics. He has written several science books including The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (1994), Genome (1999), The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (2010) and The Evolution of Everything: How Ideas Emerge (2015). He publishes a blog, and is a regular contributor to "The Times" newspaper.
Matt Ridley: On Global Warming vs Global Greening
Professor Matt Ridley explains some basics about just why we should not be in fear of "man-made" climate change. Speech was at the Royal Society, UK on the 17th October, 2016.
Matt Ridley: On Rational Optimism and the Evolution of Everything
Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, gives a summary of his thesis and the evolutionary principles that back it up in this talk.