Interviews with Richard Lindzen and David Dilley

Richard Lindzen,

A retired atmospheric physicist who held full professorships from Harvard and MIT, debunks climate alarmism.
Notes from interviews with
Richard Lindzen on BizNews
David Dilley on Tom Nelson podcast (#97)
April, 2023
Richard Lindzen

  • Re: climate change: what are people talking about? There are  dozens of different climate regimes.
  • One knob, e.g., CO2 doesn’t cause the whole thing. That’s magical thinking.
  • Highs and lows carry heat.
  • There is differential heating between the tropics and the poles.
  • There has been an increase in temperature of of ~1.1⁰ C over the last 100-150 years.
  • Climate change alarmism is an evil movement.
  • Even if extreme events were occurring (there is no evidence they are), how do they relate to the rise in CO2?
  • Climate change is a power play; it has nothing to do with climate.
  • The agenda is to control the energy sector.
  • The “97 of scientists aggree” mantra is bogus, a falsified number. What did they agree to? You can frame the question to get any answer you want.
  • Climate change activists assume the feedbacks are positively reinforcing. This is wrong.
  • It appears that upper level clouds in the tropics are acting in such a manner as to oppose the greenhouse effect.
  • Most climate “scientists” study the impact of climate change, not climate physics.
  • Climate variability does not arise from anthropogenic climate effects.
  • Long before there were people, the climate was changing pronouncedly.
  • What really matters is solar radiation in summer at high latitudes.
  • CO2 follows temperature.
  • The change in radiative flux in ice ages from CO2 is about 1 watt /m². Incoming solar radiation varies by ~ 100 watts/m² over a cycle.
  • No impact from CO2 mitigation efforts.

David Dilley

  • CO2 has nothing to do with climate change. All climate change is driven by natural cycles. Man’s impact is negligible.
  • CO2 is  4 one hundredths of 1 percent of the atmosphere. CO2 from human activities is 4 ten thousandths of 1%.
  • As the arctic and Antarctic warm up, the mid latitudes warm up and vice-versa. Global warming and global cooling begin in the Arctic and Antarctica.
  • The Earth rotates around the Sun in an elliptical path. Closer is warmer; further is colder. The Earth reached its perigee about 8,000 years ago.
  • The moon is in an elliptical orbit around the Earth. That moves atmospheric highs about 230 miles north .
  • When the Earth, Sun, and Moon are lined up, the gravitational pull on the surface of the Earth increases by 44-47%.
  • The elliptical orbits create cycles of varying durations and strength:
    • Weak cycle once a month
    • Stronger cycles every 4,9,18, 70 and 230 years.
  • There have been six global warming cycles in the last 200 years.
  • The gravitational cycles overlap with the global warming cycles.
  • Warm water causes the ocean to expand and vice-versa. The North Pacific is entering a cooling phase.
  • We have just ended a 230 year warming cycle and are about to enter a period of global cooling.
  • Arctic ice is going to be increasing as summers get cooler and there is less melting.
  • By 2030, it will be as cold as in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

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