The climate of fear in climate studies

By

Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, publishes an important essay today at Opinionjournal.com, describing the intimidation being used to suppress questioning of the orthodoxy of global warming theory. We have published our own questions about the supposed "evidence" and its serious faults, but Professor Lindzen goes much further, pointing to a pattern of corruption of the scientific process itself, and bullying by the likes of Al Gore.

Global warming theory has the potential to cripple our standard of living and the process of improvement in the human condition. As questions are raised about its shaky foundations, its advocates resort to increasingly hysterical denunciations of deviation from the gospel, making clear that it is a theology more than ascientific theory.

The larger corruption of science is, if anything, even more serious. Politicized science can undo all the benefits humanity has reaped since the Renaissance, and plunge us into a new dark age, worse than the previous one.

Must—reading.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky and Susan L.

Thomas Lifson   4 12 06

Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, publishes an important essay today at Opinionjournal.com, describing the intimidation being used to suppress questioning of the orthodoxy of global warming theory. We have published our own questions about the supposed "evidence" and its serious faults, but Professor Lindzen goes much further, pointing to a pattern of corruption of the scientific process itself, and bullying by the likes of Al Gore.

Global warming theory has the potential to cripple our standard of living and the process of improvement in the human condition. As questions are raised about its shaky foundations, its advocates resort to increasingly hysterical denunciations of deviation from the gospel, making clear that it is a theology more than ascientific theory.

The larger corruption of science is, if anything, even more serious. Politicized science can undo all the benefits humanity has reaped since the Renaissance, and plunge us into a new dark age, worse than the previous one.

Must—reading.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky and Susan L.

Thomas Lifson   4 12 06