Prof. Richard Lindzen Global Warming: How to approach the science (Climate Models and the Evidence?)

05/02/2012 11:57:47

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You are invited to a free special seminar by

MIT Professor Richard Lindzen

Global Warming: How to approach the science

(Climate Models and the Evidence?)


2pm-4pm 22nd February 2012 

 House of Commons, Committee Room No.10 

Westminster, London

Come via main - St Stephens (Cromwell Green) entrance 

(Ask for Sammy Wilson MP's meeting

and allow 30 minutes for security)


Special guest speaker

Prof. Richard S. Lindzen 

Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Chairman: Philip Stott Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor of Biogeography at the University of London, 

and former Editor-in Chief of the International Journal of Biogeography.   

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This is the second in a series of seminars on the Climate Change Act Reconsidered. 

In this special seminar top climate scientist Professor Richard Lindzen, who was alead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC’s) third assessment report, will give a seminar on:

Global Warming: How to approach the science (Climate models and the evidence?) 

This subject is of great relevance today in light of scientific scandals and a recent letter published in the Wall Street Journal signed by 16 leading scientists (including Professor Lindzen), “No Need to Panic About Global Warming: There's no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to 'decarbonize' the world's economy”.

Please take this opportunity to join us and participate in this important seminar and discussion. 

Send this invitation to your MP and ask them to attend. (Email your MP)

Sign the e-petition to Repeal the Climate Change Act or visit us at www.repealtheact.org.uk 

 

Biography 

Professor Lindzen is a dynamical meteorologist. He has made major contributions to the development of the current theory for the Hadley Circulation, which dominates the atmospheric transport of heat and momentum from the tropics to higher latitudes, has advanced the understanding of the role of small scale gravity waves in producing the reversal of global temperature gradients at the mesopause, and has provided accepted explanations for atmospheric tides and the quasi-biennial oscillation of the tropical stratosphere. His current research is focused on climate sensitivity, the role of cirrus clouds in climate, and the determination of the equator to pole temperature difference. 

Prof. Lindzen is a recipient of the American Meteorological Society’s Meisinger, and Charney Awards, the American Geophysical Union's Macelwane Medal, and the Leo Huss Walin Prize. He is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society. He is a corresponding member of the NAS Committee on Human Rights, and has been a member of the National Research Council’s Board on  Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and the Council of the American Meteorological Society. He has also been a consultant to  the Global Modeling and Simulation Group at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is the author of over 230 professional papers and books. He was a reviewer and contributing author for the first and second IPCC Scientific Assessments and a lead author on the third assessment. (Ph.D., '64, S.M., '61, A.B., '60, Harvard University)

 

Recommended reading on climate and energy policy

 

          Ticking Timebomb, Sustainable Materials Management, December 2011.