Dr. Richard Lindzen, a climate scientist at MIT, stated this week that people should do “nothing” to stop global warming and instead concentrate on “resilience.”
Atmospheric scientist and emeritus professor of meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lindzen, claimed that climate alarmism “is exploiting people’s ignorance to generate fear and use it as a lever” in an interview with Andrew Bolt of Sky News Australia on March 21.
António Guterres, the U.N. Secretary-General, stated this week, for example, that “warp speed climate action” is urgently required to avert the impending global Armageddon. According to Guterres, every nation “must significantly accelerate climate measures” since the “climate time bomb is ticking.”
Guterres emphasized “the necessity for simultaneous action on all fronts in the fight against climate change.”
According to Lindzen, the majority of the scientific community disagrees with such alarmism.
Lindzen agreed that “many scientists are saying, yes, certainly, it’s warming. They can even say that there might be a cause for alarm. There aren’t many people that I am aware of who even believe the story when they say something like this involves an existential threat.”
“What do you think we should do about global warming when asked directly? Nothing,” Lindzen retorted.
There is “pretty universal agreement,” according to Lindzen, who is well-known for his studies on the dynamics of the atmosphere, including those on atmospheric tides and the interactions between the atmosphere and the oceans, that “the impact on the climate would be negligible if the entire Anglosphere and the European Union completely shut down, burying all industrial activity so we don’t generate CO2.”
“The rest of the world will continue, and they currently control emissions,” he said. “Thus, our activities won’t affect the climate, regardless of what you think about it.”
In terms of policy, the professor continued, “If you honestly believed that it was an existential threat, then the only thing you would be able to do is to build up your resilience.”
Increasing your resilience “involves creating more and making people wealthy, because we see around the world that natural disasters bring great devastation, grief, and suffering if you’re a poor country, if you’re not resilient,” he remarked.
“Such disasters create substantially less damage in the industrialized world,” he continued. “Resilience would therefore be your goal. We’re opting to weaken our resilience instead. And regardless of your beliefs, that makes absolutely no sense.”
“In actuality, I don’t believe there is any danger approaching. Making society wealthier is the best course of action,” he added.
Lindzen has argued vehemently that natural variability plays a larger part in climate change than is commonly accepted and that the impacts of greenhouse gases caused by humans on the climate are overestimated.
He has also argued that more research is necessary to properly comprehend the intricacies of the earth’s climate system and that the scientific community is too eager to link changes in the climate to human activity.
4 thoughts on “New MIT Global Warming Report Sends Liberals Into Meltdown Mode”
Will the Democrats die if climate change doesn’t exists to the level they say>
The one big thing that would help is STOP destroying green trees and plants. A full-grown tree takes a lot carbon out of the CO2 and emits O2 all year.
They’ll just tack on “only ten more years to prevent extinction”, and forget all their past false warnings.
Ah yes, signs of intelligence in the lunacy of so-called climate science!