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MIT Professor Exposes Climate Change Hysteria
Story Leak ^ | January 17, 2014 | Mikael Thalen

Posted on 01/17/2014 8:22:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A leading climate change figure has come out against the government’s continued and ridiculous climate change hysteria.

Speaking in regards to Massachusetts’ new $50 million climate change proposal, MIT Professor Richard Lindzen, a leading figure in the climate change movement, pointed out the absurdity of blaming every weather event on global warming and climate change.

“The changes that have occurred due to global warning are too small to account for,” Lindzen told WBZ-TV. “It has nothing to do with global warming, it has to do with where we live.”

Although supporting the theory of man-made global warming, Lindzen admitted that rhetoric from the political class and green movement has been nothing more than over-the-top “catastrophism.”

“Even many of the people who are supportive of sounding the global warning alarm, back off from catastrophism,” Lindzen said. “It’s the politicians and the green movement that like to portray catastrophe.”

Even more surprising, Lindzen goes on to point out the government’s obvious use of climate change alarmism to push greater state control, even warning over politicians’ use of “crony capitalism.”

“Global warming, climate change, all these things are just a dream come true for politicians. The opportunities for taxation, for policies, for control, for crony capitalism are just immense, you can see their eyes bulge,” Lindzen said.

Lindzen has frequently been attacked by climate alarmists for refusing to give into political pressures regarding climate sThe growing number of failed predictions from the global warming crowd has only cooled the public’s belief in recent years.

From 2007 to 2009, Al Gore hysterically warned that the North Pole would be completely “ice-free” by 2013. Instead, 2013 experienced record breaking cold and major growth in Arctic ice.

Similarly, Gore made desperate warnings over the danger of increased hurricanes during the same time period. Soon after, climate scientists had trouble explaining the record low hurricanes that soon followed.

In his 1992 book “Earth in the Balance,” Gore went on to claim that global warming would soon wipe coastal areas of Florida off the map in as little as a few decades. Sea level statistics taken 18 years later revealed Gore’s predictions to be completely inaccurate.

White House Science Adviser John P. Holdren, who made failed predictions of global cooling in his 1977 book Ecoscience, attempted to blame the recent “polar vortex” on global warming. Researchers soon uncovered a 1974 Time Magazine article that blamed a cold polar vortex on global cooling instead.

Climate change alarmists have become so crazed in their beliefs that some have attempted to equate skepticism with racism, claiming any denial of global warming is a “sickness” in need of “treatment.”

Unsurprisingly, major environmental issues such as the ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster seem to be completely ignored by Gore and company. Given the massive amount of money Al Gore has continued to make from generating climate fear, it seems unlikely that any real disaster unable to generate cash will receive proper attention.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; glowbullwarming; gorebullwarming; hoax; massachusetts; mit; richardlindzen; science

1 posted on 01/17/2014 8:22:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hope he has tenure.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 8:28:31 PM PST by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Climate change alarmists have become so crazed in their beliefs that some have attempted to equate skepticism with racism, claiming any denial of global warming is a “sickness” in need of “treatment.”

Hubby just told me about a publisher, Copernicus, that published a peer reviewed journal called "Patterns in Physics". 15 or so scientists contributed to an article in that journal that expressed skepticism in the IPCC report on AGW, and Copernicus shut the journal down! The publisher said it would not be associated with people who held those ideas! I'm surprised they didn't use the term, 'deniers'.

Sad, what has happened to REAL science; it has devolved into doing what you have to do to get research grants.

3 posted on 01/17/2014 8:32:42 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The tide is turning. As promised by Obama. Oceans have stopped rising.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 8:34:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bookmarked.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 8:43:57 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: SuziQ

I started college in 72 then it was all about a new ice age on the way. I wish they would just shut the hell up. Course there is more money in scaring the crap out of folks. Doesn’t it seem amazing how easy it is to generate fear of anything in the American people? Maybe Holder was right, we are a nation of cowards.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 8:51:10 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

” - - - Maybe Holder was right, we are a nation of cowards. - - - “

A coward is anyone who will not stand up and fight a bully.

Boehner is a coward.

_________________

BTW, “Climate Change is sooooooooo 2013!

All the rage now is “Weather Change!”

Sometimes the weather changes a couple times an hour!


7 posted on 01/17/2014 9:03:45 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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8 posted on 01/17/2014 9:13:46 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Revolting cat!

Climate Change—Global Warming—the Alar of the 21st Century—was a con from the get go. It was a way to make lots of money. Just look at Al Gore’s house and jets?


9 posted on 01/17/2014 9:28:17 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s no doubt that man’s activities have some sort of effect on climate. Man-made climate change is fact. However, this doesn’t mean that man’s activities are the predominate or even a significant cause for climate change. Regardless, I absolutely refuse to fundamentally change the quality of my life—reduced to living in an Agenda 21 eco-cube in a tightly packed mega-city and using mass transit or a car so small as to be little more than a plastic enclosed tricycle—on the mere chance that the global mean temperature might rise a couple degrees over the next century.


10 posted on 01/17/2014 10:20:37 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion. The only constitutional rights protected by Democrats.)
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To: SuziQ

In the same speech in which he warned of the military-industrial complex, Eisenhower also warned of the combination of Big Government and Big Science. Here we see why.


11 posted on 01/17/2014 11:34:58 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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Before the debate about the meaning of a pile of numbers can begin:

1. Where are the scientific equipment calibration certification documents for each and every sensor used to derive said numbers over the time span of the collection sampling?

2. Are all the calibration certifications verifiable and not possible to be altered by any source once the certifications are sealed?

3. For the data from these calibrated sensors, demonstrate the chain of custody that is unalterable from the sensor, its time and date, to the output final documents (charts, graphs, tables). The data must be verifiable as unchanged, accurate and true by any and all that investigate the data. This includes surprise inspections.

If workers are required to work under these condition inside a nuke plant (and they are) why should data that supposedly affects the entire Earth in one way or another not be held to the same scrutiny?

Yes, I do believe people will lie, cheat, steal do whatever they can to advance their religion. It is normal human nature to resort to hysterics, exaggeration, embellishments if they sense opposition to their god or ego feeding trough.

12 posted on 01/18/2014 2:08:36 AM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bookmark


13 posted on 01/18/2014 2:12:04 AM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Our stupid/insane government make billions of $$$$$ in grants available to scientists to study climate change. I venture to guess that there are numerous “experts” who have been receiving very large grants for many, many years. As long as it is in people’s personal financial interest to continue the promotion of climate change, they will continue to do so. Admitting that they were wrong means losing income, big income!


14 posted on 01/18/2014 3:19:27 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Next week the Messiah will part the oceans. With any luck he’ll walk in and then they’ll collapse on him.


15 posted on 01/18/2014 3:44:28 AM PST by maddog55
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To: CitizenUSA

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


16 posted on 01/18/2014 4:18:22 AM PST by abclily
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To: SuziQ

We need a wall of separation between science and state. Most “scientists “ do nothing involving the scientific method.


17 posted on 01/18/2014 4:21:20 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

“Course there is more money in scaring the crap out of folks.”

But much worse is the indoctrination into the enviro-nazis cult of our children in not only public, but most private schools. They foist their bleak doctrine of the distraction of planet earth onto the children beginning in preschool, telling them they are responsible for the impending death of poor defenseless animals around the world. No wonder so many children are suffering depression and many are suicidal by the time they reach their teenage years. This psychological terrorism inflicted on children for the financial gain of the enviro-cultists should be outlawed.


18 posted on 01/18/2014 4:46:57 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

That should be “destruction” of planet earth....Apple just thinks it knows what I want to type.


19 posted on 01/18/2014 4:48:28 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“Global warming, climate change, all these things are just a dream come true for politicians. The opportunities for taxation, for policies, for control, for crony capitalism are just immense, you can see their eyes bulge,” Lindzen said.

My favorite line...

20 posted on 01/18/2014 6:16:03 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
1.Global warming is a hoax

2. factories have been emitting co2 for the past 200 years

3. there is zero sea level rise for those co2 emissions in 200 years

4. if their marxist AGW global warming theory were true sea levels would have risen 60 feet in those 200 years of co2 emissions because of melting ice caps

5.There is no warming , no sea level rise, no melting of ice caps at all in the past 200 years. and of course not at the level that would have happened if global warming were true
6. global warming is just another way to advance socialism(government power and control). notice they demonize capitalism(emissions from factories etc)
7. almost all democrat voters and most Americans believe in global warming . they even believe the news media's recent lies that the recent cooling (polar vortex crap) etc. is caused by global warming. we are living in the matrix created by the evil news media
8.government banned lightbulbs for this hoax. they mean to enslave us using this hoax.

21 posted on 01/18/2014 7:54:23 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: GOPJ

My favorite line too.


22 posted on 01/20/2014 10:32:05 AM PST by StACase (Global Warming is CRAP!)
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