On October 8, Dr. Richard Lindzen, a retired Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and one of if not the most distinguished academic meteorologist alive today, gave a brilliant speech on climate change sponsored by the Global Warming Policy Foundation in London. The full speech can be found here. James Delingpole’s summary of it can be found here.
The speech has a number of great quotations, many of which Delingpole includes in his summary, including this conclusion concerning the great climate scam:
- So there you have it. An implausible conjecture backed by false evidence and repeated incessantly has become politically correct ‘knowledge,’ and is used to promote the overturn of industrial civilization. What we will be leaving our grandchildren is not a planet damaged by industrial progress, but a record of unfathomable silliness as well as a landscape degraded by rusting wind farms and decaying solar panel arrays. False claims about 97% agreement will not spare us, but the willingness of scientists to keep mum is likely to much reduce trust in and support for science. Perhaps this won’t be such a bad thing after all – certainly as concerns ‘official’ science.
This does not mean that I agree with Lindzen in all respects. I believe that the situation is even worse than the overview that he paints. The most important difference I have with him is that he believes that carbon dioxide has made a significant contribution to global temperatures. I disagree in terms of real world contributions. Although a theoretical case can be made that changes in CO2 could change temperatures, it in fact does not make a significant contribution according to econometric studies. This, of course, makes the current “consensus” even more ridiculous than what Lindzen portrays since CO2 has not been just one of many contributors to global temperatures, it has not been a significant contributor at all.
via Carlin Economics and Science
October 12, 2018 at 07:29PM