Teresa Missoni
Teresa Missoni

DALLAS, Apr 3, 2009 / FW/ — Newton’s Third Law of Motion says, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” And, though this law is about Physics, it can be applied to almost anything, including the current zeitgeist of global warming.

When the Oscar-winning documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ reverberated around the globe, humankind in general reacted positively by vowing to save our planet. Hence, labels like L.E.N.Y. which was founded under the motto, “Design for a cause and Save the Planet” found a lot of supporters that included familiar names like Brana Wolf, Eva Herzigova, Hanan El Shaikh, Irina Lazareanu, Isabelle Peyrut, Orietta Sala, Teresa Missoni, Tina Lutz & Marcia Patmos and Tom Pecheux.

For L.E.N.Y.’s fifth edition, the personalities mentioned above designed tote bags exclusively for the L.E.N.Y. Project wherein the net profit from sales will be donated to Al Gore’s The Climate Project.

Enter Freeman Dyson, an eminent physicist for more than half a century, and tenured at the Institute for Advanced Study, this country’s most rarefied community of scholars.

According to the New York Times article, ‘The Civil Heretic,’ Dyson has been coming “out of the closet as far as global warming is concerned.”

Dyson had proposed that whatever inflammations the climate was experiencing might be a good thing because carbon dioxide helps plants of all kinds grow. Then he added the caveat that if CO2 levels soared too high, they could be soothed by the mass cultivation of specially bred “carbon-eating trees.”

But, before you make your judgment, read the article “The Civil Heretic” first.

And just remember Newton’s Third Law of Motion; Freeman Dyson’s opinion can easily be the equal and opposite reaction to Al Gore’s pleas.

Photos courtesy of L.E.N.Y.