Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Climategate Allows Diversity Of Opinions On Global Warming: Climate Catastrophe Hysteria Is Unfounded

Richard S. Lindzen, professor of meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wrote an excellent opinion piece, "The Climate Science Isn't Settled: Confident predictions of catastrophe are unwarranted" in the Wall St. Journal.

Lindzen notes several known climate science points that call into question the current hysteria about global warming, without any resort to information unveiled in the current Climategate email scandal.

The benefit of the release of all the Climategate emails is not that it shows that data was destroyed, fudged and dissent blocked. The benefit is that news organizations and other mainstream mass media will now allow dissenting scientific opinions to be expressed to the public without ridicule.

For example, one of several scientific points Lindzen notes in his article:
The general support for warming is based not so much on the quality of the data, but rather on the fact that there was a little ice age from about the 15th to the 19th century. Thus it is not surprising that temperatures should increase as we emerged from this episode.
Read his entire article here.

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