Good heavens!!! I already knew there were no depths to the depravity of the warmist scumbags, I just didn’t think they’d be so blatant about it. I did, though, expect their norm of blatant stupidity. I picked this up from Steve’s.
So, jackass Petey Sinclair decides to slur one of the most distinguished scientists we’ve known during our lifetime, Richard Lindzen. He’s retiring from MIT. This piece is probably nothing more than click bait, mostly because no one cares about the warmista anymore. But, his idiotic slurring is here.
Scurrillous and unkind rumors have it that Lindzen’s health is poor, related to his long time smoking habit – which he always insisted was not nearly so dangerous as all those crazy doctors said.
Really? He’s always insisted smoking wasn’t as dangerous as all those crazy doctors? He’s always done so? Always? Did he ever? I don’t know the answer to that question because I’m a rational being who doesn’t obsess over what people do unrelated to the subject at hand, but, I’ve never seen a quote from Lindzen regarding smoking. I would note, regarding his retirement, and his health, THE MAN IS 74 YEARS OLD!!!!
Yeh, it’s probably time for him to take some time and relax for a bit.
But, that’s besides the point. What Sinclair was doing was adding some ad homs to set the table for his laughable stupidity. After referencing other imbeciles, Sinclair starts in on his “refutation” of parts of Lindzen’s career. He brings up the Iris Hypothesis …..
• Changes in water vapor will dampen global warming (also known as Lindzen’s “Iris hypothesis”)? Refuted by four peer-reviewed studies within a year of the publication of Lindzen’s hypothesis. Measurements show that the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere is increasing as mainstream climate scientists expect, and as a greenhouse gas, is amplifying global warming.
LMAO!!! Well, the papers may have attempted to refute Lindzen, but, even the precious “observed” temperature readings of GISS has bore him out to be correct. Briefly, Lindzen, and others, hypothesized that there’s a compensating mechanism which mitigates warming by increasing the cloud coverage. In spite of his link to the SS site, he’s show to be correct. One year after publishing the Iris paper, here’s what the temps have been according to GISS ….
Yeh, Petey, tell us how wrong Lindzen was. Tell us about all the papers which rushed to rebut. 12 years later, what does the data tell us?
Sinclair then goes on to more idiocy babbling about how it’s the warmest it’s been in 11,000 years, conflates and gives credence to separate issues not related to what Lindzen was talking about and demonstrates he has no understanding of scale and resolution. He thinks he can attach a graph at 1 or 5 year resolution to a graph at hundreds of years resolution and believe it’s appropriate. And he’s babbling about how wrong a scientist can be. He doesn’t even understand basic math principles!!!!
But, the most egregious example of his slanderous and, truthfully, abject mental deficiency is the graph he uses in his laughable attempt to refute Lindzen , which Steve highlighted in his post.
No, really, he did that. And, yes, for the curious, the “observed” temps? That’s GISS, or NASA as others would call it. Here’s the subtext under the graph…..
Comparison of the observed NASA temperature record (black) with temperature predictions from Dr. James Hansen’s 1988 modeling study (red), and with my reconstructed temperature prediction by Dr. Richard Lindzen based on statements from his talk at MIT in 1989 (blue). Hansen’s Scenario B projection has been adjusted to reflect the actual observed greenhouse gas concentrations since 1988.
There’s so much wrong with this, I can’t really see much that’s right!
Sinclair didn’t really link to Lindzen’s talk, but, to a synopsis. You can find it here. Now, read through that and see if there’s any justification for the idiotic blue line he drew.
But, then, again, there’s much more that’s wrong. As Steve points out, he didn’t normalize the line he attributes to Lindzen. How he comes to the notion that Lindzen in 1989 predicted what the temps were 30 years prior, I’ve no idea. But, then that doesn’t even come close to his stupidity with the crap about Hansen. And, yes, I’m being very charitable by only calling it stupidity, because if I thought he had any knowledge and ability to understand even the most base of concepts, I would attack his character much more savagely.
Hansen’s 1988 model didn’t backcast!!!! It was the training period!!! The discrepancy is the fact that the lunatics have continued to alter historical records!!! If Petey doesn’t know this, the, he has no business even typing the words “climate science” much less discussing it. But, the stupidity doesn’t end there. Sinclair is using a Hansen work product to try to demonstrate how right Hansen was. Which brings me to a finer point which I’m certain he won’t come close to grasping. GISS global temperatures are not observed temperatures they are modeled. Again, the work product of Jimmy Hansen.
There’s much, much more wrong with Sinclair’s stupidity, but, I’ve got to run for a bit. For those familiar with the temperature records and Richard Lindzen and Jim Hansen and all the other bits of idiocy Sinclair touched upon. Please feel free to freely comment. Be back in a bit!