About Recent Words from Richard Lindzen

Robert W. Endlich

We have posted on this forum two recent essays by Richard Lindzen, the first, The Imaginary Climate Crisis – How can we Change the Message? from Clintel, and the second, An Assessment of the Conventional Global Warming Narrative, originally from London’s Global Warming Policy Foundation. I presented my analysis of the high points of Lindzen’s essays, along with some comments to bring these topics home, especially to those

Emeritus MIT Professor Richard S. Lindzen

of us in southern New Mexico, and also, from the world of operational meteorology.

Here is a small, but hopefully representative, sample of some of Lindzen’s most important thoughts, and some comments.

Lindzen properly says:

“…the whole narrative is pretty absurd.”

and in his writing, he goes on to provide the data and his reasoning for why Continue reading “About Recent Words from Richard Lindzen”

A New Look at NOAA’s Alleged Cat 5 Strength for 2018’s Hurricane Michael

‘More evidence that Hurricane Michael was definitely NOT a Category FIVE storm at landfall.’

Robert W. Endlich
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In late September 2022 Category Four Hurricane Ian struck southwest Florida bringing death and destruction to southwest Florida. Ian’s arrival and wind damage spurred me to take another look at when 2018’s Hurricane Michael struck the Panhandle of Florida, and NOAA’s 2019 declaration that Michael was a Category Five storm at landfall.

This is my new look at Hurricane Michael’s winds and NOAA’s 2019 report. Continue reading “A New Look at NOAA’s Alleged Cat 5 Strength for 2018’s Hurricane Michael”

Comments on GeoEngineering Watch’s Video, “The Dimming”

Robert W. Endlich
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Over the past several years I’ve been asked to comment on the notion that there is on-going an active, presumably by the US Government, classified program to use emissions from airborne aircraft to cut down on sunlight arriving at the Earth’s surface for nefarious purposes.  The group promulgating this topic is GeoEngineering Watch.  They call the supposedly nefarious emissions “Chemtrails.”

Several years ago, in my research on the plausibility of the existence of “Chemtrails,” I gathered photographic images and provided preliminary Continue reading “Comments on GeoEngineering Watch’s Video, “The Dimming””

Have Climate Activists Lost The Power of Critical Thought?

Especially if you live in New Mexico, you might think Climate Activists have lost the power of critical thought, and you’d be right; here are some reasons why.

Robert W. Endlich

Acknowledgements:  In 2015 Michael Wallace pointed out to me that the Kort et al Methane map published in the 16 Sep 2014 GRL publication “Four corners:  The largest US methane anomaly viewed from space,” did not match up with other Methane maps which correctly showed large Methane concentrations in east Texas’ swamps.  Dave Tofsted helped with my 18 Jun 2016 presentation on Methane Madness, and this post.

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The rise of Climate Activism came about in the late 20th century; there is a good discussion of the history of this topic by the Science and Public Policy Institute (SPPI).

From the very beginnings, the assertions by two of the IPCC’s first leaders, the late Bert Bolin of Sweden and John Houghton of the UK are, if studied carefully, the result of political activism dressed up as science.  The second sentence of the SPPI paper says a lot, “The UNEP’s belief in man-made warming Continue reading “Have Climate Activists Lost The Power of Critical Thought?”

A Year Later: Alarmism, and Claims the Pacific Northwest’s Heat Wave was Human-Caused

Robert W. Endlich
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In late June 2021 a well-publicized heat wave occurred in the Pacific Northwest states of the USA.  I write this review a year later with a full year having passed for retrospection to examine what happened, in hopes that we might learn some lessons.

One NPR story captured a headline and narrative that puts many elements of Global Warming Alarmism up for critical examination.  The headline,

“Climate Change Is Driving Deadly Weather Disasters From Arizona To Mumbai,”

dated 29 Jul 2021 introduces a storyline put forth by NPR’s Climate Team Continue reading “A Year Later: Alarmism, and Claims the Pacific Northwest’s Heat Wave was Human-Caused”