We are none of us climate skeptics now
Richard Lindzen, atmospheric scientist at MIT, addressing a climate seminar at the British parliament:
Perhaps we should stop accepting the term, “skeptic.” Skepticism implies doubts about a plausible proposition. Current global warming alarm hardly represents a plausible proposition. Twenty years of repetition and escalation of claims does not make it more plausible. Quite the contrary, the failure to improve the case over 20 years makes the case even less plausible as does the evidence from climategate and other instances of overt cheating. In the meantime, while I avoid making forecasts for tenths of a degree change in globally averaged temperature anomaly, I am quite willing to state that unprecedented climate catastrophes are not on the horizon though in several thousand years we may return to an ice age.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 26, 2012 09:40 AM | Send