MIT Climate Scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen on U.S. Senate climate vote: It’s ‘bizarre’ & ‘ludicrous’ – ‘An attempt to hijack science for political purposes’
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Dr. Richard Lindzen – Professor Emeritus, MIT, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Cato Institute:
Dr. Richard Lindzen told Climate Depot:
“Climate change is of course real; change being the normal state of affairs in climate Climate change has caused catastrophic problems on occasion throughout the earth’s history While man may have contributed somewhat to climate change in recent years, his contribution to the above is highly questionable, and continues to be debated.
Moreover, the incidence of severe events shows no particular deviation from historical expectations. Attempts to claim otherwise represent an attempt to hijack science for political purposes. In the case of Bernie Sanders, a socialist, he is undoubtedly dreaming about nationalizing the energy industry.
For the US Senate to accept guidance from Sanders’ bizarre dreams is ludicrous.”
End Lindzen statement.
It is the sense of Congress that Congress is in agreement with the opinion of virtually the entire worldwide scientific community that— (1) climate change is real; (2) climate change is caused by human activities; (3) climate change has already caused devastating problems in the United States and around the world; Sen. Sanders said, “The American people need to know whether Congress is listening to the overwhelming majority of scientists when it comes to climate change. On this issue, the scientists have been virtually unanimous in saying that climate change is real, it is caused by human action, it is already causing devastating problems which will only get worse in the future and that we need to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel. Do members of Congress believe the scientists or not?”
U.S. Senate to vote on whether ‘climate change is happening’ – The Sanders measure asks whether lawmakers agree with the overwhelming consensus of scientists who say climate change is impacting the planet and is worsened by human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.