The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
We will continue to create and tell new stories about climate change and mobilize them in support of our projects. ... These myths transcend the scientific categories of 'true' and 'false'
Don't they, though?
Lindzen is the real deal, probably one of the sharpest guys I've seen. A lot of so called skeptics and deniers aren't very good scientists and they often leave me disappointed.
I consider a lot of the skeptics and deniers to be reaching the correct ultimate conclusion, but for a whole laundry list of completely wrong reasons.
One of the reasons the scientific community has so much contempt for the "denier" position is that they largely behave EXACTLY like a whole boatload of various flavors of pseduoscience loons, and in many cases are the same people. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, etc.
But in this case . . . ?
Excellent. I just finished with all 6 parts. The best part was one of the last lines. "To be a skeptic is to allow that these guys have a case. They don't have a case".
Lindzen is a real scientist. That's why I like him so much. There's a pretty good video of him on Youtube completely dismantling Bill Nye the Science Doofus. Ah, here it is:
Bill Nye is not a real scientist.
Just a note for people who think Tenure is either not important, or bad. I think Lindzen would be in trouble for what he's saying, especially when he's taking on the President of MIT, were it not for his status as a tenured professor.
I think in this case, the good outweighs the bad. The way it's supposed to work, tenure is something you earn by showing that you are a strong researcher in your field etc. Once you have earned tenure, the idea is that you have proven yourself and should no longer be restricted in your research. They can throw you out for being nutty before hand, but after tenure, you can seem to be as nutty as you like. This way, if you have an ingenious idea that would come across nutty compared to common thought, you can still pursue the seemingly nutty ideas and so forth.
Or in Lindzen's case, you can pursue politically incorrect research and hold commensurate public opinions regarding the matter.
Part 4 was my favorite.