Money is partly to blame for the global warming hysteria, Professor Richard Lindzen says
Linda Frum, National Post
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2007
This Earth Day, Professor Richard Lindzen, an atmospheric physicist and the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at MIT, wants you to calm down. The Earth, he says, is in good shape. “Forests are returning in Europe and the United States. Air quality has improved. Water quality has improved. We grow more food on less land. We’ve done a reasonably good job in much of the world in conquering hunger. And yet we’re acting as though: “How can we stand any more of this?” A leading critic on the theory of man-made global warming, Professor Lindzen has developed a reputation as America’s anti-doom-andgloom scientist. And he’s not, he says, as lonely as you might think.
Q You don’t dispute that the globe is warming?
A It has never been an issue of whether the Earth is warming — because it’s always warming or cooling. The issue is: What are the magnitudes involved? It’s a big difference if it’s warming a degree or two or 10, or if it’s warming a few tenths of a degree.