Deposition of Richard S. Lindzen before the Select Committee on Economic Affairs of the House of Lords

Deposition of Richard S. Lindzen before the Select Committee on Economic Affairs of the House of... EE 16-3-Lindzen_p2.qxd 30-6-05 9:45 am Page 625 DEPOSITION OF RICHARD S. LINDZEN BEFORE THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS Richard S. Lindzen I am honored to be able to share my impressions of the global warming issue with the members of this esteemed body. For the past 45 years I have been conducting research into various aspects of the physics of climate. I currently hold the Alfred P. Sloan Professorship in Atmospheric Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and have previously held professorships at Harvard University and the University of Chicago. It goes without saying that few laymen understand what global warming is really about. However, most of you have been assured that it is a very serious problem, and that almost all scientists agree. For example, Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair has written that it was quite wrong “to suggest that scientific opinion is equally split,” and he went on to claim “The overwhelming view of experts is that climate change, to a greater or lesser extent, is man-made, and, without action, will get worse.” The Prime Minister is certainly aware that there are many sources of climate change, and that profound http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Energy & Environment SAGE

Deposition of Richard S. Lindzen before the Select Committee on Economic Affairs of the House of Lords

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SAGE Publications
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© 2005 SAGE Publications
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0958-305X
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2048-4070
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10.1260/0958305054672367
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EE 16-3-Lindzen_p2.qxd 30-6-05 9:45 am Page 625 DEPOSITION OF RICHARD S. LINDZEN BEFORE THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS Richard S. Lindzen I am honored to be able to share my impressions of the global warming issue with the members of this esteemed body. For the past 45 years I have been conducting research into various aspects of the physics of climate. I currently hold the Alfred P. Sloan Professorship in Atmospheric Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and have previously held professorships at Harvard University and the University of Chicago. It goes without saying that few laymen understand what global warming is really about. However, most of you have been assured that it is a very serious problem, and that almost all scientists agree. For example, Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair has written that it was quite wrong “to suggest that scientific opinion is equally split,” and he went on to claim “The overwhelming view of experts is that climate change, to a greater or lesser extent, is man-made, and, without action, will get worse.” The Prime Minister is certainly aware that there are many sources of climate change, and that profound

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