Skip to comments.Why So Gloomy? [MIT Scientist: 'Alarm over climate change is based on ignorance]
Posted on 04/08/2007 7:13:19 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
By Richard S. Lindzen Newsweek International April 16, 2007 issue - Judging from the media in recent months, the debate over global warming is now over. There has been a net warming of the earth over the last century and a half, and our greenhouse gas emissions are contributing at some level. Both of these statements are almost certainly true. What of it? 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. What most commentatorsand many scientistsseem to miss is that the only thing we can say with certainly about climate is that it changes. 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 temperaturea 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.
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bump for tomorrow.
I didn’t go to MIT but I could have told you that......
He’ll be labeled a “heretic” by the radical Left within a week.
speaking trufe to powah.
Good article. I’m surprised it came from Newsweek.
Ignorance, thy name is Gore.
That was my first thought. I wondered how long it would be before they go after him like a puritan after a heretic.
Glad to hear someone saying that...Climate is, and always has been, dynamic.
Can this article be “Digged”?
The scary thing is there are so few people with credentials who are willing to tell it like it is.
Far too many people now with a financial stake in GW.
Cold snap breaks region's record lows [Charlotte, NC sees coldest April day in history...]
Very surprising to see this in Newsweak. I thought the official game plan was to run with global warming at least up until the 2008 election.
This must have somehow slipped through while Evans was out of town.
Liberals don’t understand that the universe operates in a cyclical pattern. Nothing stays at a constant, it ebbs and flows. Weather, health, the economy, luck etc all fluctuate, eventually returning to equilibrium in the long run. But they seem to have no long term vision, much like 12 year olds.
LOL! I’ll pass this one along.
I heard North Carolina just had the coldest temperature set since 1923. Does this mean Al Gore and his fanatical liberal zombie minions will have to change tactics and switch back to screaming about global cooling?