Sunday, April 08, 2007

Richard Lindzen in Newsweek: Why so gloomy?

There's no such thing as a "perfect" temperature

In the new issue of Newsweek, Prof Richard Lindzen of MIT explains that climate has always been changing, there is nothing special about one temperature as opposed to other temperatures, models can't be trusted just because someone says that he doesn't know another, correct explanation, and the CO2 growth or a hypothetical warming will bring as many benefits as problems if not more.

Roger Revelle, a late climate scientist, is described as Prophet Al Gore's mentor. Do you remember who was the mentor of Moses? Revelle, referred to as a scientific giant - because of his 6-foot-4 height (just like Bill O'Reilly), because of his fathership of USCD, and because he was one of the first scientists who studied global warming - argued that the existing knowledge didn't justify any action except if a non-climatic explanation existed.

New Zealand, skeptical radio program

You can listen to this 30-minute-long audio, featuring Richard Lindzen and the NZ Climate Science Coalition, reliability of surface measurements, hockey stick graph, Wegman report, economic absurdity of the Kyoto protocol, bizarre alliance of New Zealand with Europe as opposed to Australia and the U.S., and many other topics. The show ends with a professional Shakespeare-like theater performance of Prof Philip Stott in the New York debate. Thanks to Maksimovich.

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