Professor Richard Lindzen spoke last week at the House of Commons at a seminar organised by Repeal the Act. It got some unexpected press. I’ve been wanting to hear it since James Delingpole covered it as Lindzen totally pwns the alarmists. Videos now available as well as the slides (below).
“Here is how he began his speech, which was organised on behalf of the Campaign To Repeal the Climate Change Act:
Stated briefly, I will simply try to clarify what the debate over climate change is really about. It most certainly is not about whether climate is changing: it always is. It is not about whether CO2 is increasing: it clearly is. It is not about whether the increase in CO2, by itself, will lead to some warming: it should. The debate is simply over the matter of how much warming the increase in CO2 can lead to, and the connection of such warming to the innumerable claimed catastrophes. The evidence is that the increase in CO2 will lead to very little warming, and that the connection of this minimal warming (or even significant warming) to the purported catastrophes is also minimal. The arguments on which the catastrophic claims are made are extremely weak – and commonly acknowledged as such. They are sometimes overtly dishonest.”
The slides are here, and here are the videos (which don’t show much of the slides):
Judith Curry has a discussion of the presentation here. Her comments seem fair. My own will have to wait as I have an early flight in the morning.
Update – see below in comments for versions of the videos without the music (which has caused copyright issues in some countries)