Lindzen cautioned: “The most important thing to keep in mind is – when you ask ‘is it warming, is it cooling’, etc. “I urge you when looking at a graph, check the scales! And they are arguing over hundredths of a degree when it is uncertain in tenths of a degree,” Lindzen said.
— is that we are talking about something tiny (temperature changes) and that is the crucial point.” Lindzen also challenged the oft-repeated UN IPCC claim that most of warming over past 50 years was due to mankind. The uncertainty here is tenths of a degree,” he noted. “And the proof that the uncertainty is tenths of a degree are the adjustments that are being made.
To state that climate change will be ‘catastrophic’ hides a cascade of value-laden assumptions which do not emerge from empirical or theoretical science,” Hulme wrote.
Lindzen singled out Secretary of State John Kerry for his ‘ignorance’ on science. “Kerry expresses his ignorance of what science is,” he added.
They are all based on computer models that do not work. “Our breath is not that different from a power plant,” he continued.
“To call carbon dioxide a pollutant is really Orwellian. “Coal, formed from ancient CO2, is a benefit to the world. We are simply returning CO2 to the atmosphere from which it came when you burn coal. Happer continued: “CO2 will be beneficial and crop yields will increase.” “More CO2 will be a very significant benefit to agriculture,” he added.
They left this to the politicians and anyone who took the bait,” he said.
“If plants could vote, they would vote for coal,” Happer declared. “97% of scientists have often been wrong on many things,” he said. Patrick Moore discussed the benefits of rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. “We are dealing with pure political propaganda that has nothing to do with science,” he continued.The scientists appeared at a climate summit sponsored by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.The summit in Austin was titled: “At the Crossroads: Energy & Climate Policy Summit.” Climate Scientist Dr. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT, derided what he termed climate “catastrophism.” “Demonization of CO2 is irrational at best and even modest warming is mostly beneficial,” Lindzen said. “We are speaking of small changes 0.25 Celsius would be about 51% of the recent warming and that strongly suggests a low and inconsequential climate sensitivity – meaning no problem at all,” Lindzen explained.“The deserts are greening from rising CO2,” he added.“Co2 has provided the basis of life for at least 3.5 billion years,” Moore said.At one point, a number of churches claimed the one foreskin of Jesus, and there were enough splinters of the "True Cross" that Calvin said the amount of wood would make "a full load for a good ship." The list of absurdities and frauds goes on, and, as Pope Leo X was depicted as exclaiming, the Christ fable has been enormously profitable for the Church.