An Inconvenient Scientist

There’s a recent article in the Boston Globe about how opposing views on global warming are being squashed at — of all places — MIT.  

MIT’s Alfred P. Sloan professor of meteorology Richard Lindzen recently complained about the “shrill alarmism” of Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth.” Lindzen acknowledges that global warming is real, and he acknowledges that increased carbon emissions might be causing the warming — but they also might not.

“We do not understand the natural internal variability of climate change” is one of Lindzen’s many “heresies”, along with such zingers as “the Arctic was as warm or warmer in 1940”, “the evidence so far suggests that the Greenland ice sheet is actually growing on average”, and “Alpine glaciers have been retreating since the early 19th century, and were advancing for several centuries before that. Since about 1970, many of the glaciers have stopped retreating and some are now advancing again. And, frankly, we don’t know why.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.