Tag Archives: Richard Lindzen

Lindzen: Understanding The IPCC AR5 Climate Assessment

Guest essay by Dr. Richard Lindzen Each IPCC report seems to be required to conclude that the case for an international agreement to curb carbon dioxide has grown stronger. That is to say the IPCC report (and especially the press … Continue reading

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Dodgy statistics and IPCC Assessment Reports

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley In the 19th century, British Prime Ministers used to say there were “lies, damned lies, and statistics”. In the 21st century, we may say there are frauds, serious frauds, and IPCC Assessment Reports. … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2013-08-31 (August 31, 2013) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.—Voltaire [H/t J.A. Curry & P.J. … Continue reading

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Climate Science Exploited for Political Agenda, According to Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Climatism or global warming alarmism is the most prominent recent example of science being coopted to serve a political agenda, writes Richard Lindzen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the in the … Continue reading

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The WUWT Hot Sheet for Tuesday August 27th, 2013

Bloomberg news: People Don’t Fear Climate Change Enough   With respect to the science of climate change, many experts regard the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as the world’s authoritative institution. A draft summary of its forthcoming report was leaked … Continue reading

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Dr. Willie Soon Guest Comment: ‘Is What I Say Beyond the Boundaries of Reasonable Discussion?’

Guest essay by Russell Cook Although I am no more than an ordinary citizen, my email address book reads like a “Who’s Who” list of skeptic scientists and speakers. Among them, I’ve had the privilege to exchange emails with Dr … Continue reading

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The Baker Institute Climate Embarrassment

Guest essay by Rob Bradley Rice’s Baker Institute Climate Embarrassment (Sass’s ad hominem response to Rep. Smith) “The Baker Institute has some truing up to do in the multi-disciplinary field of climate change. Playing to its strengths, Rice University and … Continue reading

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Bish on the Lindzen debate at the Oxford Union – plus cartoon by Josh

I was invited to attend this debate and to participate by Noha El-Sayed of Al Jazeeera, but the notice was too short, and arranging travel from California to England was impossibly expensive at the last minute, requiring me to defer. … Continue reading

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Warmist Bob Ward argues that former IPCC lead author Richard Lindzen isn’t qualified to talk about climate science

Bishop Hill reports: …there was a debate at the Fisher House / Von Hugel Institute seminar “Global Warming & Equitable Development: the Ethical and Political Priorities”  last night, and MIT’s Dr. Richard Lindzen was invited. Chaired by Rowan Williams, with a … Continue reading

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Labeling People ‘Climate Change Deniers’ Merely Reveals the Attacker’s Ignorance

Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball A common fallback position when losing an argument is to assault your adversary personally. Known as ad hominem, it involves “attacking an opponent’s motives or character rather than the policy or position they maintain.” … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week: If we take into our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract … Continue reading

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Reply to Warren Warren

(Note: The is a reply to Warren S. Warren’s guest post here – Anthony) By Roger Cohen First I would like to say that I respect Warren greatly. He has been very energetic in his support of the APS Topical … Continue reading

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PBS Frontline climate change special cites bogus ‘consensus’

Guest post by Tom Harris Besides the obvious bias we have come to expect from most main stream media coverage of climate change, “Climate of Doubt“, aired Tuesday night on PBS’s Frontline, committed one serious mistake that can not be … Continue reading

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NOAA’s ’15 year statement’ from 2008 puts a kibosh on the current Met Office ‘insignificance’ claims that global warming flatlined for 16 years

While the Met Office and others try to spin their way out of their current 16 year flatlining of warming, it is important to remember a few points made in the past. In the much ballyhooed 2008 NOAA “State of the … Continue reading

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Report: Global warming stopped 16 years ago

UPDATE: There’s a response from the Met Office here A report in the UK Daily Mail reveals a Met Office report quietly released… and here is the chart to prove it: By David Rose The figures reveal that from the … Continue reading

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Lindzen at Sandia National Labs: ‘climate models are flawed’

This press release was provided by Sandia National Labs: In an effort to shed light on the wide spectrum of thought regarding the causes and extent of changes in Earth’s climate, Sandia National Laboratories has invited experts from a wide … Continue reading

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The collusion of the climate crowd

By Christopher C. Horner First published in the Washington Examiner, reposted here with permission Not long ago, the American Tradition Institute initiated a transparency campaign using federal and state freedom of information laws to learn more about how taxpayer-funded academics … Continue reading

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Forcing or Feedback?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I read a Reviewer’s Comment on one of Richard Lindzen’s papers today, a paper about the tropics from 20°N to 20°S, and I came across this curiosity (emphasis mine): Lastly, the authors go through convoluted … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – I get an endorsment by Bill McKibben, plus a certificate in “certified planet wrecking”

James Hansen’s understudy, eco activist and founder of 350.org Bill McKibben just gave me an endorsement, which I’m surprised about. The article, syndicated in a number of outlets is titled Climate-change deniers on the ropes McKibben writes of the Heartland … Continue reading

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A first hand report on Dr. Michael Mann’s embarrassing Disneyland episode

Elevated from a comment. Roger Sowell describes first hand what led up to Mann denying a TV interview about his work. Apparently, for Dr. Mann, Disneyland is not “the happiest place on earth”. Roger Sowell  writes on May 18, 2012 … Continue reading

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Revkin’s NYT article disputes the ‘severe weather is climate’ meme, but balance problems remain

I criticized Andrew Revkin yesterday for lack of an irony detector. Today I’ll point out that he’s got a well balanced article on the new meme being pushed in the alarmosphere by the McKibbenites and the ThinkProgressers that keep trying … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Brought to You by SEPP http://www.SEPP.org Quote of the Week: “Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, … Continue reading

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The UK Independent asks: “Is catastrophic global warming, like the Millennium Bug, a mistake?”

I remember vividly the panic leading up to year 2000. People were racing to Y2K their computers and systems. TV news crews had reporters stationed at bank machines, at train traffic centers in NYC, at airports, all waiting to see … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Climate Hysteria Threatens Global Carbon War

By Dr. Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation Russia is considering limits on European flights over Siberia as countries approve possible retaliatory measures against the European Union’s move to force airlines to pay for carbon emissions. “We intend … Continue reading

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Sixteen prominent scientists publish a letter in WSJ saying there’s “No Need to Panic About Global Warming”

This is quite something. Sixteen scientists, including such names as Richard Lindzen, William Kininmonth, Wil Happer, and Nir Shaviv, plus engineer Burt Rutan, and Apollo 17 astronaut Dr. Harrison Schmidt, among others, write what amounts to a heretical treatise to … Continue reading

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The Myth of Settled Science

Guest post by Donald R. Baucom A key defense of AGW and now climate change is that the science is settled.  Historically and philosophically, this statement is unsustainable.                         Who would dare assert that we know all there is to … Continue reading

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Ben Santer’s 17 year itch

Ben Santer issues a press release on Eurekalert today to “smack down” the non warming we’ve experienced over the last 10-12 years, as I pointed out here for the USA. But the issue goes back further than that. Phil Jones … Continue reading

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Transcript of Andrew Bolt’s “Carbon Sunday” interview with Richard Lindzen

Guest post by Alec Rawls Anthony posted the video earlier. Professor Lindzen as casually bemused dragon-slayer. Highly quotable, so I thought I’d create a transcript. Here is Lindzen’s damning conclusion (after demolishing any scientific basis for Australia’s new carbon tax): … Continue reading

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The End is Near for Faith in AGW

When the public learns about huge faults in the skeptic scientist accusation, combined with the faults in the IPCC, the result may send AGW into total collapse. Guest post submitted by Russell Cook I’m preaching to the choir here when … Continue reading

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Lindzen on getting the “special treatment” for publishing papers

Lindzen-Choi ‘Special Treatment’: Is Peer Review Biased Against Nonalarmist Climate Science? by Chip Knappenberger [Editor’s note: The following material was supplied to us by Dr. Richard Lindzen as an example of how research that counters climate-change alarm receives special treatment in … Continue reading

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: “Climate change is the norm. If you want something to worry about, it would be if the climate were static. It would be like a person being dead.” Richard Lindzen, as quoted in the first issue … Continue reading

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Overstretching Attribution (Nature Climate Change)

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein VOL 1 NO 1 of a new journal, Nature Climate Change, arrived in my mailbox today. While clearly in the Warmist camp, it was refreshing to read the first paper Overstretching attribution. It starts off … Continue reading

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A modest proposal in lieu of disbanding the IPCC

Guest post by Ron Cram Since Climategate, PachauriGate, GlacierGate and AmazonGate, a number of mainstream and skeptical climate scientists have been very critical of the IPCC. Some are suggesting the IPCC should be disbanded and future assessment reports should come … Continue reading

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Richard Lindzen: A Case Against Precipitous Climate Action

Via the GWPF, an essay by Dr. Richard Lindzen of MIT: The notion of a static, unchanging climate is foreign to the history of the earth or any other planet with a fluid envelope. The fact that the developed world … Continue reading

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Monckton’s Mexican Missive #2

Yes, we have no bananas From The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley in Cancun, Mexico at COP16 via SPPI I dined with Dr. Roy Spencer as the Atlantic rollers swished and crashed against the long, sandy beach here in Cancun. We … Continue reading

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