This Caltech video interview with Charlie Munger, investor and longtime Warren Buffett partner, is from December 2020, but a friend recently passed it along with a recommendation. Munger is 97 but was 96 when the interview was conducted.
Asked about climate science, Munger said "there's a lot of disagreement."
He said, "My attitude on that is, the worst that can happen in terms of global climate, can be coped with by the advanced civilizations. If you had to erect seawalls, to protect the entire present United States, that wouldn't take that much of GDP per capita for that many years and it could be done quite safely if we had to. So I don't see that as the worst tragedy that a man could get." (That's at about the 31 minute mark).
On higher education, Munger praised the Caltech physics department, but observed: "It's harder to be that smart in the liberal arts. Many liberal arts professors are so leftist. It's hard to be pretty smart if you are crazy leftist. You are going to have the world a lot wrong." (That's at about the 52 minute mark).
Munger also talks about China, Sequoia Capital, and what traits make a good investor.