Lennart Bengtsson plays down threat of global warming

2013-05-16

Lennart Bengtssom, visiting professor of meteorology, is mentioned in an article in Human Events:

In February 2013, global warming activists were stunned by the retreat of one of their former UN scientists. Top Swedish Climate Scientist Dr. Lennart Bengtsson, formerly of the UN IPCC, declared CO2”s ‘heating effect is logarithmic: the higher the concentration is, the smaller the effect of a further increase.’  Bengtsson noted that global warming would not even be noticeable without modern instruments. ‘The warming we have had last a 100 years is so small that if we didn’t have climatologists to measure it we wouldn’t have noticed it at all’ — Award-Winning Dr. Lennart Bengtsson, formerly of UN IPCC: ‘We Are Creating Great Anxiety Without It Being Justified…there are no indications that the warming is so severe that we need to panic…The warming we have had the last a 100 years is so small that if we didn’t have had meteorologists and climatologists to measure it we wouldn’t have noticed it at all.’

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