Global warming believers are like a hysterical ‘cult’: MIT scientist compares ‘climate alarmists’ to religious fanatics

Dr Richard Lindzen

Dr Richard Lindzen














Climate change alarmists have been likened to a fanatical ‘cult’ by an MIT professor of meteorology. Dr Richard Lindzen told a Massachusetts-based radio station that people who believe in global warming are becoming more hysterical in their arguments. ‘As with any cult, once the mythology of the cult begins falling apart, instead of saying, oh, we were wrong, they get more and more fanatical,’ he said.

‘You’ve led an unpleasant life, you haven’t led a very virtuous life, but now you’re told, you get absolution if you watch your carbon footprint. It’s salvation.’ According to Howie Carr at Breitbart, the 74-year-old highlighted reports by Nasa that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. He points out that the Nasa climate scientists who made the claim was only 38 per cent sure this was true.

‘Seventy per cent of the Earth is oceans, we can’t measure those temperatures very well,’ he said. ‘They can be off a half a degree, a quarter of a degree.

‘Even two-10ths of a degree of change would be tiny but two-100ths is ludicrous. Anyone who starts crowing about those numbers shows that they’re putting spin on nothing.’ Dr Lindzen was a lead author of Chapter 7, ‘Physical Climate Processes and Feedbacks,’ of the IPCC Third Assessment Report on climate change.

But he has previously blasted the IPCC for blaming humans for a global warming trend that appears to have cooled in recent decades – and then glossing over the warming slowdown. I think that the latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence,’ Dr Lindzen told Climate Depot – a site known for questioning the theory of global warming.

A number of studies have suggested that powerful winds in the Pacific Ocean, which have driven surface heat deep underwater, could be the reason behind the current ‘pause’ in global warming. The IPCC has said that rising temperatures will exacerbate poverty and damage land and marine species.

It also claims that the world is in ‘an era of man-made climate change’ and has already seen impacts of global warming on every continent and across the oceans. On Tuesday, President Obama said that ‘no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change’. He has pledged that he would veto legislation turning back White House efforts on the environm













Since 1880, Earth’s surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius). The IPCC says rising temperatures will exacerbate poverty and damage land and marine species

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