Lindzen is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology
For the most part the industry has relied on a small band of skeptics—Dr. Richard S. Lindzen, Dr. Pat Michaels, Dr. Robert Balling, Dr. Sherwood Idso, and Dr. S. Fred Singer, among others—who have proven extraordinarily adept at draining the issue of all sense of crisis.
Lindzen, for his part, charges oil and coal interests $2,500 a day for his consulting services; his 1991 trip to testify before a Senate committee was paid for by Western Fuels, and a speech he wrote, entitled “Global Warming: the Origin and Nature of Alleged Scientific Consensus,” was underwritten by OPEC.
1) Environmentalists warn about some thing.
2) Environmentalists enact laws to prevent said thing from happening
3) Said thing doesn't happen.
4) Idiotic conservatives run around screaming "[thing] didn’t happen! I told you those envros were full of shit!"
Add in group-think bias and extremely strong pressure to arrive at certain conclusions...
Well, who cares what you think? If you're not capable of understanding the scientific data, then you're opinion simply doesn't matter.
JDHarper, are you honestly saying that someone who disbelieves hard evidence based on "gut" instinct is in even remotely the same category as dissenting scientific opinion? Really?
oh, and your link provides examples of exactly why you should be worried:
"Or could California suffer extended droughts, lasting centuries, just as the region endured roughly a millennium ago? "
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