Richard Lindzen: ‘Warming of any significance ceased 20 years ago’

Posted: October 13, 2018 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Critique
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Earth and climate – an ongoing controversy


This will go down like a lead balloon with the usual climate-obsessed suspects and their followers. Full lecture here.

Professor Lindzen said the IPCC report this week had reduced the alleged tipping point from 2C to 1.5C because there had been no significant warming for 20 years, reports the Daily Mail.

‘Warming of any significance ceased about 20 years ago, and 2C warming was looking increasingly unlikely.’

Professor Richard Lindzen slammed conventional thinking on global warming as ‘nonsense’ in a lecture for skeptical think tank Global Warming Policy Foundation.

A climate scientist said Australia’s coral reefs are not in danger in the wake of a UN report on climate change that he says is helping to overturn industrial civilisation.

An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released earlier this week forecast doom if coal-fired power is not ended within 32 years, worldwide.

It predicted up to 90 per cent of coral reefs would be lost if the earth warmed by 1.5 degrees Celcius by 2100, prompting fears for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

But meteorology professor Richard Lindzen said the more alarmist climate claims were false and that there had been no significant warming for 20 years.

‘They aren’t in danger,’ said the US Academy of Sciences member who has written more than 200 papers on climate change and meteorology.

‘Ocean acidification actually means that the oceans might become a little less basic. Corals regularly survive such fluctuations.’

‘Moreover, it is well known that corals recover from bleaching.’

Professor Lindzen said Australia’s political class had gone completely bonkers in their response to climate change alarmism and hadn’t taken the time to actually read and understand the science.

‘I can’t imagine what suicidal instincts reside in Australia’s political class.’

‘In asking me to comment on the Australian response, you are asking the wrong person. You need to speak to someone specializing in abnormal psychology.’

Continued here.

  1. stpaulchuck says:

    when you scam-tastic predictions fail, why just move the goalposts!!

  2. oldbrew says:

  3. stpaulchuck says:

    even the general public has gotten tired of this tripe and walked away

  4. oldbrew says:

    ‘You need to speak to someone specializing in abnormal psychology.’

    A shrink 😂

  5. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    It’s always about the money;

    Warming of any significance ceased about 20 years ago, and 2C warming was looking increasingly unlikely,’ he wrote in an email to Daily Mail Australia.

    ‘There was an obvious need for something more plausible to ‘sustain’ the renewables bubble.’

  6. nickreality65 says:

    It is my contention demonstrated through experiment that since BB radiation from the surface is not possible the 396 W/m^2 upwelling LWIR is a theoretical “what if” calculation and does not in fact exist.
    With no source of energy the 333 W/m^2 up/down/”back” GHG energy loop also cannot and does not exist.
    There is no energy for the GHG molecules to absorb/trap and re-emit nor “warm” the atmosphere, earth or water molecules.
    There is no man-caused global warming or climate change.

  7. dai davies says:

    Professor Lindzen has has made a valuable contribution to the opposition to IPCC climate science, but sadly he still accepts their basic proposition that the greenhouse effect is a significant contributor to Earth’s temperature and that CO2 is part of that. As long as this is accepted the road to renewables and their destructive consequences can be, and is being, justified.

    ‘Warming of any significance ceased about 20 years ago, and 2C warming was looking increasingly unlikely.’

    He casts doubt on the significance of the Greenhouse Effect, as sceptics have been doing for decades, but none of this is hard scientific evidence. We have had that solid evidence for over five years. It is simple and accessible, but we haven’t been using it.

    More in my update to Energy and Atmosphere due out soon.

  8. oldbrew says:

    Analysis: Trump KO’s ’60 Minutes’ on ‘climate change’ – Trump’s skeptical remarks were ‘scientifically, politically and economically accurate’

  9. oldbrew says:

    Winter deaths in Scotland at highest level in 18 years

    There were 23,137 deaths between December 2017 and March 2018, according to the National Records of Scotland – the highest figure since 1999/2000.

    It also revealed that the seasonal increase in mortality – the number of “additional” deaths in winter – was significantly higher than in 2016/17.

    The main underlying causes of the deaths were influenza and pneumonia.

    Last winter saw the highest rates of flu-like illness in Scotland for seven years, according to the Scottish government.

  10. oldbrew says:

    Date: 16/10/18 Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    Have we reached peak alarmism on climate change? The question occurs after the muted reaction last week to the latest forecast from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
    – – –
    It’s never too alarming to fly 20,000+ people all over the world to yet another so-called climate conference :/