MIT climate expert speaks on 'Deconstructing Global Warming'

Professor Richard S. Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology and chair of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, gives a presentation titled “Deconstructing Global Warming” at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Lindzen has researched and taught atmospheric and climate science for more than 30 years and was lead author of a chapter in the 2001 Third Assessment Report of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

At Bates he will attempt to show how the popular view of global warming is based on the misrepresentation of both authority and language. He will present facts and reasoning that lead him and other prominent scientists to question whether humans are having a significant effect on the climate. The rhetoric that permeates the debate on these topics will also be discussed.

Lindzen’s talk is part of a program on climate change organized by the Dean of Students office for first-year students. His visit affords a unique opportunity to learn about a less-heard view of climate change from one of the most highly respected and qualified scientists in the field of climate and atmospheric science.

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