"The evidence is that the increase in CO2 will lead to very little warming, and that the connection of this minimal warming (or even significant warming) to the purported catastrophes is also minimal.
"The arguments on which the catastrophic claims are made are extremely weak - and commonly acknowledged as such. They are sometimes overtly dishonest."
Follow the money. The government hands out millions in research grants to the pro-global warming crowd.
The idea of manmade global warming was used to justify the awarding of $35 billion in government loan guarantees to alternative-energy companies such as Solyndra, whose plurality owner was billionaire George Kaiser, a major fundraiser for Barack Obama.
Solyndra went belly up in August, leaving 1,100 people jobless.
Global warming also is used to justify tax credits of $7,500 to purchasers of the Chevy Volt.
According to GM, the average owner of a Chevy Volt has an annual income of $175,000.
I am not a skeptic when it comes to global warming. I am a cynic. Lindzen convinced me.
"Skepticism implies doubts about a plausible proposition," he said in London.
"Current global warming alarm hardly represents a plausible proposition. Twenty years of repetition and escalation of claims does not make it more plausible.
"Quite the contrary, the failure to improve the case over 20 years makes the case even less plausible, as does the evidence from Climategate and other instances of overt cheating."
Climategate revealed that contributors to the Nobel-winning 2007 IPCC report conspired to avoid freedom of information requests and to fudge their data on temperatures.
Add No. 601 to the list, Professor Brignell.
Global warming causes lying.