07 Mar '12, 12am

Lindzen misrepresents and slurs NASA, confusing land temp with land + ocean temp

Lindzen misrepresents and slurs NASA, confusing land temp with land + ocean temp

Richard Lindzen is a very special character in the climate debate – very smart, high profile, and with a solid background in atmospheric dynamics. He has, in times past, raised interesting critiques of the mainstream science. None of them, however, have stood the test of time – but exploring the issues was useful. More recently though, and especially in his more public outings, he spends most of his time misrepresenting the science and is a master at leading people to believe things that are not true without him ever saying them explicitly. However, in his latest excursion at a briefing at the House of Lords in the UK, among the standard Lindzen arguments was the following slide (which appears to be a new addition): What Lindzen is purporting to do is to compare the NASA GISS temperature product from 2012 to the version in 2008 (i.e. the y-axis is the supposedly the differ...

Full article: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2012/03/mis...

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