World leading climate expert Richard Lindzen admits existence of compelling evidence discrediting mainstream greenhouse gas theory (GHE) of man-made global warming; apologizes for emphasis on carbon dioxide. The focus on CO2 since the 1980’s was due to politics, not science.
In a step back from consensus thinking Professor Lindzen declares, “leading figures in atmospheric physics from the mid-1950’s to at least the early 1980’s, clearly did not emphasize greenhouse warming.”
Dr Lindzen joins the growing ranks of prominent scientists prepared to defy the crumbling mainstream “settled science” that wrongly characterizes earth as a ‘greenhouse.’
The ‘greenhouse gas’ scare story was successfully sold to the public and centers around carbon dioxide – a benign trace gas essential to plant growth. In the 1980’s it became the dominant factor in a concocted dangerous ‘climate forcing’ (CO2 sensitivity) metric conceived in the mind of former top NASA climate scientist, Dr James Hansen.
Hansen succeeded in orchestrating a pseudo-scientific narrative that this trace gas had been widely accepted to be the climate’s control knob for over a century. But as another decade passes without dramatic rises in temperature, despite CO2 levels still rising, Hansen’s back story – along with his ‘CO2 sensitivity’ metric – is being recognized as a fiction.