MIT scientist compares ‘climate alarmists’ to religious fanatics

Climate alarmists and greens in particular have all the hall marks of being adherents of a cult.

Dr Richard Lindzen certainly thinks so and is saying so rather loudly.

Climate change alarmists have been likened to a fanatical ‘cult’ by an MIT professor of meteorology.

Dr Richard Lindzen told a Massachusetts-based radio station that people who believe in global warming are becoming more hysterical in their arguments.

‘As with any cult, once the mythology of the cult begins falling apart, instead of saying, oh, we were wrong, they get more and more fanatical,’ he said.

‘You’ve led an unpleasant life, you haven’t led a very virtuous life, but now you’re told, you get absolution if you watch your carbon footprint. It’s salvation.’

According to Howie Carr at Breitbart, the 74-year-old highlighted reports by Nasa that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history.

He points out that the Nasa climate scientists who made the claim was only 38 per cent sure this was true.

‘Seventy per cent of the Earth is oceans, we can’t measure those temperatures very well,’ he said. ‘They can be off a half a degree, a quarter of a degree.    

‘Even two-10ths of a degree of change would be tiny but two-100ths is ludicrous. Anyone who starts crowing about those numbers shows that they’re putting spin on nothing.’

Dr Lindzen was a lead author of Chapter 7, ‘Physical Climate Processes and Feedbacks,’ of the IPCC Third Assessment Report on climate change.

But he has previously blasted the IPCC for blaming humans for a global warming trend that appears to have cooled in recent decades – and then glossing over the warming slowdown.

‘I think that the latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence,’ Dr Lindzen told Climate Depot – a site known for questioning the theory of global warming.

The ice caps are expanding, the Northern Hemisphere is in the grip of a freeze and still the muppets claim that global warming is catastrophic.

Not one of the models used to justify the hysteria have been right, not one of their predictions has come true.

In business that would be called fraud, and given the suns of money involved, a serious fraud. The regulators would be called in and people would be going to jail.

Instead we have emboldened scientists who can’t believe how easy it has been to manipulate media, politicians and ultimately the population.

Unfortunately for them there are people like me who keep calling them on their bullshit and will keep on doing it.


– Daily Mail



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  • Curly1952

    Yep, keep hounding them Cam. You will get plenty of support from this quarter.
    I agree with this dude – the Global warming fraternity have become a cult Racism, religion etc are a matter of opinion. Weather is real Computer models can’t predict accurately science is also imperfect and we are learning all the time but one thing we do know is that the world has heated and cooled over millions of years and will continue to do so and little, if any, of this process can be blamed on humans.

  • johnnyB

    A large part of Green policy propaganda (particularly in this country) is based around omission of inconvenient facts and to this end – despite their holier than thou stance they are undoubtedly the most dishonest of all politicians. When I see their policy driven by assumptions that 2014 was the ‘Hottest year of the century’ or ‘Hottest since records began’ I immediately think do we really seriously expect temperature readings taken with 1914 technology to be accurately compared with readings taken in 2014?

  • BruceAForbes

    Professor Lindzen has been one of the most prominent scientists who has consistently opposed the catastrophic man-made global warming/climate change scam over many years. He is a true hero and an example to us all. Thanks Cam.

    • JKV

      Agreed Bruce. Professor Lindzen has been absolutely magnificent. The whole fraud is falling to bits. But the MSM still carry on with this nonsense.

  • timemagazine

    It is amazing to heart something like this from an academic, let alone one from MIT, who are probably 99.9 % reds and greens.

  • Pete

    I just laughed out loud watching a Fox news piece advising citizens how to identify and tell if they were getting, or had frostbite, and how to avoid it.

    Damn this global warming!

  • Graeme

    This summer reminds me of what our summers used to be like when I was lad in the mid forties and fifties , scorching hot

    • johcar

      And 70’s…