Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Al Gore and his allies constantly lecture that the debate over climate change really is not a scientific debate. There is simply no legitimate opposing view to the scientific consensus that man - made carbon emissions drive global warming, they say. To suggest or report otherwise is irresponsible.

Boston Globe Columnist Alex Bream writes in this column that when a zealous advocate declares that there is no one to talk to with a legitimate contrary position, Bream's jounalistic instincts signal to him that the zealous advocate knows someone or something about which he does not want the reporter to learn. In this case, Bream writes, one such "someone" is Richard Linzen.

Richard Linzen is the Albert Sloan Professor of Meteorology at an illegitimate, unscientific, irreputable, probably unaccredited school called the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, usually abbrieviated as MIT. He has described Al Gore's movie on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth," as "shrill alarmism." According to Dr. Linzen, 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."

Hat tip to Instapundit.


Anonymous BlueBuffoon said...

On a related note, AP reports :

"A 30-mile maze [of] canyons in Antarctica was carved out of bedrock by the catastrophic draining of subglacial lakes during global warming between 12 million and 14 million years ago , according to university researchers who warn a similar event today could have serious environmental consequences." (Emphasis added.)

Guess there was no Kyoto treaty in the Miocene Epoch! And where were all those carbon dioxide emissions coming from in those good old days?

Posted by BlueBuffoon

Wednesday, August 30, 2006 2:17:00 PM  
Anonymous DL said...

The essence of liberalism is to hide the truth and stop others from pointing it out.

Whether it be false scientific evidence to the contrary of good science, or political correctness saying you can't speak on this subject, or calling you a chicken hawk because you didn't lose a son like Cindy, or shutting God talk out of schools and the public arena or, McCain Feingold shutting off political speech, or killing someone's cat if you dare talk and ...well you get the idea.


Posted by DL

Thursday, August 31, 2006 2:36:00 PM  

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