December 4, 2004

"Global Warming"

Sherry Keller writing at A Western Heart talks about a speech an MIT Meteorologist gave at the National Press Club: From the article: bq. An MIT meteorologist Wednesday dismissed alarmist fears about human induced global warming as nothing more than 'religious beliefs.' bq. "Do you believe in global warming? That is a religious question. So is the second part: Are you a skeptic or a believer?" said Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Richard Lindzen, in a speech to about 100 people at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. bq. "Essentially if whatever you are told is alleged to be supported by 'all scientists,' you don't have to understand [the issue] anymore. You simply go back to treating it as a matter of religious belief," Lindzen said. His speech was titled, "Climate Alarmism: The Misuse of 'Science'" and was sponsored by the free market George C. Marshall Institute. Lindzen is a professor at MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. bq. Once a person becomes a believer of global warming, "you never have to defend this belief except to claim that you are supported by all scientists -- except for a handful of corrupted heretics," Lindzen added. So true... The models used are flawed. Climate history is being ignored and everyone is jumping on the bandwagon because of the funding available. The (in)famous Mann 'Hockeystick' chart has been shown to be dead wrong. I blogged about it here. The supporting data with some very damning updates can be found here. Posted by DaveH at December 4, 2004 1:21 PM