Cimate: MIT’s Richard Lindzen: What Catastrophe?


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…government representatives have the final say on the summary.” Thus, while the full IPPC report …demonstrates a significant amount of doubt among scientists, the essentially political Summary for Policymakers filters it out. 

But no amount of fudging can obscure the most glaring failure of the models: their inability to predict the 15-year-long (and counting) pause in warming—a pause that would seem to place the burden of proof squarely on the defenders of the models. 

If Lindzen is right about this and global warming is nothing to worry about, why do so many climate scientists, many with résumés just as impressive as his, preach imminent doom? He says it mostly comes down to the money—to the incentive structure of academic research funded by government grants.

What Catastrophe?