Cornwall Alliance Contributing Writer Charles Clough—a veteran meteorologist as well as a theologian, pastor, and graduate of MIT—supports a call by MIT Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Science Richard Lindzen for the U.S. to leave the U.N Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris climate agreement, and explains why a group of MIT professors who oppose Lindzen are wrong. Here’s the intro:
During his candidacy Donald Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Lately the White House received three letters by MIT scientists arguing for and against doing so.
The first came from MIT Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Science Richard Lindzen, with a petition signed by approximately 300 scientists, urging Trump to withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under which the Paris agreement was negotiated.
Then twenty-two scientists in the MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate (PAOC) wrote that Lindzen was not part of “the overwhelming majority of other scientists,” adding, “the risks to the Earth system associated with increasing levels of carbon dioxide are almost universally agreed by climate scientists to be real ….”