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Richard Lindzen on Climate Hysteria

In a commencement address at UC Irvine yesterday, President Obama said that questioning the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming theory is like saying the Moon is made of cheese. Given that Obama’s intellectual curiosity is pretty much at the bovine level, it is possible that he even believes it.

To get a better sense of what is really going on in the fierce debate between climate hysterics and climate realists, watch this video of Dr. Richard Lindzen, the atmospheric physicist at MIT who is a prominent realist. The video is of a lecture that Lindzen delivered in Mannheim, Germany, on April 10. It is around 45 minutes long and assumes a degree of scientific knowledge, so it can be a little opaque at times. And it cuts off shortly before the lecture ended. But it is well worth your while, and illuminates some (but by no means all) of the reasons why climate alarmism is terrible science. Or, rather, isn’t science at all:

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