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Lindzen in London - Josh 152

Below are the cartoon notes from the superb lecture by Richard Lindzen on Wednesday 22nd Feb 2012.

The notes do not do the talk justice in any way and one or two are a bit obscure. They might make more sense if you read the pdf notes here. Click the image below to see a larger version - warning, it is quite big!


Cartoons by Josh

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Reader Comments (12)

Very impressive Josh, and the portrait is seriously gallery-worthy.

I'll even forgive you for spelling Eocene like that.

Feb 24, 2012 at 3:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterPharos

Oops! Fixed, thank you!

Feb 24, 2012 at 3:54 PM | Registered CommenterJosh

Anyone have a video link yet? There's nothing quite like Lindzen's speech style to listen to his points.

Feb 24, 2012 at 4:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterJeremy

"I've been doing this for 4.5 billion years"

A very good point.. :-)

Feb 24, 2012 at 4:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames P

You don’t need to read the .pdf file, the Lindzen’s expression tells it all.
Great one Josh

Feb 24, 2012 at 6:17 PM | Unregistered Commentervukcevic

Great cartoon, Josh! Now I have to listen to the talk.

Nitpick: "alarming cognative dissonance" should be "cognitive".

Feb 24, 2012 at 10:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterGary Hladik


Very Lindzenesque . . . . .


Feb 24, 2012 at 10:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Whitman

From the blog post in the Independent titled 'Is catastrophic global warming, like the Millennium Bug, a mistake?' by Simon Carr-

'He concluded with an exposition of science that, frankly, I didn’t follow. However, the reliability and explanatory power of climate models was satirised convincingly. And I found myself believing – or accepting the possibility – that warming would reduce rather than increase tropical storms.

He also said that the IPCC needs “positive feedback mechanisms” to justify anything above a one degree C increase in their predictions. But: “Observation points to small negative feedbacks.”

How to explain the procession of eminent opinion leaders – some even in our own Royal Society – who advance the tenets of catastrophic global warming? “It is science in the service of politics,” he said.

If Lindzen is right, we will never be able to calculate the trillions that have been spent on the advice of “scientists in the service of politics”.'

“It is science in the service of politics,”

Doesn't that really say it all? And there's a gift of a title for some future book author.

Feb 25, 2012 at 5:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterPharos

Gary, thanks. I will fix.

Feb 25, 2012 at 6:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

I tried the link to get the PDF notes and got the following message, "The page /storage/RSL-HouseOfCommons-2012.pdf could not be located on this website."

Feb 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterRobin


Use the following link for Lindzen’s pdf file.

Mar 3, 2012 at 1:40 AM | Unregistered CommenterGirma

Misrepresentation from Lindzen

Never mind. One day you might just get something credible to back you up.

Mar 7, 2012 at 2:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterJ Bowers

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