The IPA’s Climate News was issued last night. It is a bi-monthly on-line publication covering significant policy and scientific developments in the area. The latest issue draws from work of the great Richard Lindzen.
Coincidentally, the irrepressible James Dellingpole had this excellent piece on Richard Lindzen in yesterday’s London Daily Telegraph. Lindzen appeared with others before the House of Commons. He batted away the comments of Tim Yeo, who while chairing the climate policy committee in the House of Commons also earned $400,000 from firms pressing climate change policy regulations.
Under pressure from the alarmists, Lindzen said “I think the majority of people working in climate science will go with the view that climate science is serious. I don’t think that would be surprising to anyone. There are very few people in any scientific field who say ‘My field is not serious’. Other than that there is so much penalty for saying that this is not an important problem that I don’t think people would go out on that limb, either.
“I’ve asked very frequently at universities: ‘Of the brightest people you know, how many people were studying climate […or meteorology or oceanography…]?’ And the answer is usually ‘No one.’ You look at the credentials of some of these people [on the IPCC] and you realise that the world doesn’t have that many experts, that many ‘leading climate scientists'”.
Adding, in response to his inferring that scientists in the field of climate were academically inferior, “Oh yeah. “I don’t think there’s any question that the brightest minds went into physics, math, chemistry…”