Sunday, April 08, 2007

Professor Richard S. Lindzen of MIT: "Global Warming" Over Hyped

In this powerful article in Newsweek Magazine by Dr. Richard Lindzen of MIT, the hysteria of the religion of "global Warming" is ridiculed. It's interesting that below the article, Newsweek felt compelled to write the following description of this highly respected Meteorologist:

Lindzen is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research has always been funded exclusively by the U.S. government. He receives no funding from any energy companies.
How many academics who write an article for a main-stream publication feel compelled to mention the source of the funding of their research as part of their credentials. It's just one more small piece of evidence of the fear that scientists who dismiss the whole "global warming" hysteria feel. Other academics have actually received death threats for failing to fall in line with the orthodoxy. We salute Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT; a few samples from his article in Newsweek:

Recently many people have said that the earth is facing a crisis requiring urgent action. This statement has nothing to do with science. There is no compelling evidence that the warming trend we've seen will amount to anything close to catastrophe.

The earth is always warming or cooling by as much as a few tenths of a degree a year; periods of constant average temperatures are rare. Looking back on the earth's climate history, it's apparent that there's no such thing as an optimal temperature-a climate at which everything is just right. The current alarm rests on the false assumption not only that we live in a perfect world, temperaturewise, but also that our warming forecasts for the year 2040 are somehow more reliable than the weatherman's forecast for next week. Many of the most alarming studies rely on long-range predictions using inherently untrustworthy climate models, similar to those that cannot accurately forecast the weather a week from now.

The conclusion of the late climate scientist Roger Revelle-Al Gore's supposed mentor-is worth pondering: the evidence for global warming thus far doesn't warrant any action unless it is justifiable on grounds that have nothing to do with climate.
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It's another "global warming" day, Spring 2007.

Basic climate history 101:

1 comment:

  1. Our nearest star is not that far away - equivalent to the distance between a football, (the Earth) and an office block, (the Sun) two miles away, blazing away like a 'towering inferno's at a million degrees C. It takes a great deal of gullibility to believe the people who state that humans are responsible for Global Warming as if the Sun has nothing to do with it!

    30 years ago, when I was but a lad, the Sun's cyclical surface activity was predicted to produce unstable weather conditions in the future due to the massive increase in Sun Spots. Sun Spots come and go with predictable regularity but it is only recently that scientists have been able to study the surface of the Sun accurately with the 'Trace' spacecraft. Now Sun Spots are known to be areas of intense magnetic force which are so powerfull that the radiation is held in before it bursts out in a fantastic firestorm.

    Sunspots have been studied for about four centuries, and these direct observations provide the most reliable historic record of solar activity. Previous studies have shown cooler periods on Earth were related to long stretches with low sunspot counts. From the 1400s to the 1700s, for example, Europe and North America experienced a "Little Ice Age." For a period of about 50 years during that time, there were almost no sunspots.



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