MIT Climate Scientist Ridicules IPCC Report, Calls Findings ‘Hilarious Incoherence’

  • Date: 30/09/13
  • Daily Mail

Not all experts agree with the latest United Nations report on global warming, some are even amused by its findings. ‘I think that the latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence,’ says MIT Professor Richard Lindzen.

Amused: MIT climate professor Dr Richard Lindzen blasted the IPCC report, calling it 'hilariously incoherent'

Amused: MIT climate professor Dr Richard Lindzen blasted the IPCC report, calling it ‘hilariously incoherent’

A climate scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has come out blasting the report for blaming humans for a global warming trend that appears to have cooled in recent [years] – and then glossing over the warming slowdown.

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

Dr Linzen’s amusement from the lack of correlation between predictions and actual conditions.

‘They are proclaiming increased confidence in their models as the discrepancies between their models and observations increase,’ Dr Linzen continued.

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change asserted in the report that it is 95 per cent sure humans’ use of fossil fuels is the cause of global warming.

The report also provided what Dr Linzen felt was a shoddy explanation for the lack of warming over the past 17 years.

‘Their excuse for the absence of warming over the past 17 years is that the heat is hiding in the deep ocean,’ the amused scientist said. ‘However, this is simply an admission that the models fail to simulate the exchanges of heat between the surface layers and the deeper oceans.’

This slapdash explanation for the lack of warming, Dr Linzen stressed, is proof the IPCC knows little about what is actually happening.

‘They now, somewhat obscurely, admit that their crucial assumption was totally unjustified,’ said the amused scientist.

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