Richard Lindzen, an MIT professor, and an AGW advocate, seems to have really let the cat out of the bag recently, according to this See-BS, news article, where he points out:
MIT Professor Richard Lindzen is a leading international expert on climate change. “The changes that have occurred due to global warning are too small to account for,” he told WBZ-TV. “It has nothing to do with global warming, it has to do with where we live.”
Lindzen endorses sensible preparedness and environmental protection, but sees what he terms “catastrophism” in the climate change horror stories.
“Global warming, climate change, all these things are just a dream come true for politicians. The opportunities for taxation, for policies, for control, for crony capitalism are just immense, you can see their eyes bulge,” he says.
I bolded the important sections. Nobody here should doubt that I disagree with the professor on AGW, or whatever they call it these days. There is no such thing as an optimum or steady state temperature, a base requirement for you to make the argument that these changes are bad. The immutable fact I agree with the Climate cult on is that in nature things change, and they have been changing since this giant ball we live on got formed out of dust in space over 4 billion years ago. Climate or temperature is no exception. The planet went from being molten rock to having a solid surface. Oceans formed, weather came about, and it has drifted between heat that had palm tree like plants growing at the poles to temperatures so cold that we had mile high ice caps on the very same poles.
All this happened long before man. Between the sun, other radiation from space, the complex relationship between the oceans, the atmosphere, earth’s various energy retention systems, and the many mechanisms that move these energies around the globe – systems and mechanisms we barely understand as all the faulty modeling (I am being generous here because we all know that there was more manipulation to reach a desire result than faulty anything) by the cultists and their failed predictions proves – temperatures and climate managed to fluctuate so drastically that we would barely be able to recognize the planet from one age to the other.
And yet, for the last 30 or so years, after a couple of decades before that of the same types talking about another ice age, we have been told that the planet was going to turn into a waterworld, not because of nature, but because of man. So, queue in the big government types, and suddenly mother nature doesn’t matter. Lindzen finally admits that the real problem is the incestuous relationship between the grant seekers doing this research and the big government (the nanny state collectivists) types that see this as a means to frighten uninformed or misinformed people into giving up more of their freedoms, rights, and wealth.
Maybe we are finally getting somewhere, and we can finally get some real research, not intended to help collectivists scare the sheep into letting them set up their tyrannical and all controlling governments, but stuff that can help us separate the facts from the fiction. Of course, I suspect that grant money will dry up quickly once the nanny staters stop seeing the stuff they want. At least we can now, without a shadow of a doubt, point out the ludicrous position taken by the cutists that only anti-AGW is bad because that was financed by fossil fuel types. Nobody can outfund the nannys state collectivist Leviathan….. Heh!