Quote of the day: Richard Lindzen

“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.”  “Global Warming:  How to approach the science


2 Responses to “Quote of the day: Richard Lindzen”

  1. miklos treiber Says:

    Quite right. It is the duty of the doomsday people to prove their position and
    as you correctly state they have had 20 + years to get it right and they have yet to prove their position. Show me the data, methodology and procedures .
    If you cannot or will not – your conclusions are unacceptable and meaningless.

  2. archaeopteryx Says:

    Absolutely correct. I am not a skeptic, I am a regular guy minding my business, two loonies come from around the corner crying : “the sky is falling”, and, after looking at the sky, I am telling them “no, not quite”.

    This whole thing is starting to resemble a Monty Python spoof.

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