Sunday, February 8, 2015

Richard Lindzen: Deconstructing Global Warming Hysteria

The best lecture I have ever heard on climate change came from Richard Lindzen, when I attended a climate conference a few years back in Washington D.C.

He is an atmospheric physicist, known for his work in the dynamics of the middle atmosphere, atmospheric tides and ozone photochemistry, and was until his retirement the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Linzen lectures are particularly valuable because he not only discusses the problems with the science of climate alarmists, but also pulls no punches in identifying the government funding role in buying off scientists to lean in the direction of climate alarm.



  1. The best presentation I have seen on climate change is Ben Davidson: The Variable Sun and Its Effects on Earth | EU2014; YouTube link:

    I have not seen the Lindzen lecture posted but have seen him on an Al Jazeera English program Head to Head. It was somewhat of a debate. Lindzen was not all that impressive in that format. Here's a link:

  2. Disagree with his last statement. "Denier" is the pejorative used by the CAGW proponents to cast skeptics as dogmatically denying the science of climate change. Being a skeptic would, at least, presume that you've look at the data and the science and found it unconvincing. Deniers are seen as people with their fingers in there ears pretending that things are the way they'd like them to be. I tell people often, they could do with a bit more skepticism.