its zeal to build the case for doing something about global warming, plays fast and loose with the science, glossing over uncertainty and pushing its conclusions too far. "You have to make your best judgment." What does he make of Lindzen? Some of the moisture falls back to the ground as rain, and what's left over is taken high up in the atmosphere, where it freezes into cirrus clouds. In the early 1990s Lindzen was asked to contribute to the ipcc's 1995 report. He became clutch: A Concert Review a meteorologist back in the 1960s, when it was a backwater among the sciences. If anything, scientists point out that the geological record suggests that the earth is overdue for a mini ice age. They have coupled the oceans to the atmosphere so that changes in one affect the other, and vice versa. When Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991, for instance, it spewed ash into the atmosphere, which reflected sunlight and caused a discernible cooling across the globe.
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Lindzen asserts that as the atmosphere warms, cumulus clouds will produce rain more efficiently, thereby leaving less for humidity-causing cirrus clouds. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has become the most well-respected voice of dissent. The Hadley Centre's model, for instance, dices the atmosphere into 250-kilometer squares, and then crunches equations that describe scientists' best approximation of the atmosphere's aggregate behavior. "I think it's safe to say that this area has had more than its share of defiance he says. Aerosols are small potatoes when you consider the effects of clouds and water vapor. In the face of such disagreement, it is difficult-for scientists and nonscientists alike-to decide who is right. I have read the doom and gloom of all the futurists books from the 60s on, all of their predictions did not come true, although most all of mine have. So you take all these models and average them out, and you get a 3- or 4-degree warming.