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What Catastrophe?
Weekly Standard Magazine, by Ethan Epstein

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Posted By:Ken M., 1/8/2014 4:49:12 PM

When you first meet Richard Lindzen, the Alfred P. Sloan professor of meteorology at MIT, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, leading climate “skeptic,” and all-around scourge of James Hansen, Bill McKibben, Al Gore, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and sundry other climate “alarmists,” as Lindzen calls them, you may find yourself a bit surprised. If you know Lindzen only from the way his opponents characterize him—variously, a liar, a lunatic, a charlatan, a denier, a shyster, a crazy person, corrupt—you might expect a spittle-flecked, wild-eyed loon. But in person, Lindzen cuts a rather different figure. With his

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: philsner, 1/8/2014 5:12:07 PM     (No. 9684847)

Roy Spencer is NOT less credible that Lindzen. Epstein put him in that category simply because he is a Christian. Spencer´s reply can be found here:
http://www.drroyspencer.com/2014/01/science-and-religion-do-your-own-damn-google-search/

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Reply 2 - Posted by: billp, 1/8/2014 5:57:55 PM     (No. 9684897)

So now we know that when the ´alarmists´ make the charge that there are no ´peer reviewed´ articles that disagree with their viewpoint, they are lying. What´s really happened is, they were discredited, ignored and disrespected by those who make their living pushing Anthropologic Global Warming. Income and well-being are very powerful motivators and, on occasion, can cause one to lie and cheat - especially if your are a liberal who believes in ´no absolutes.´

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jackburton, 1/8/2014 6:26:36 PM     (No. 9684930)

I like this article. Well researched and well nuanced--Lindzen´s points are uncovered and given good treatment. I especially like what Lindzen had to say about ´scientists´ selling themselves for grant money and the co-ordination of action by said ´scientific groups´ to keep the money spigots open. And Lindzen, like a scientist, is only going to follow the data.

Anyone who hires a Hansen or Mann to do ´research´ and ´discovers´ global warming should be as surprised as the man who hires a roofer and gets a new roof.

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