As the Moderator Henry Jacoby mentions, the name for the lecture isn’t that good. This video is of a lecture/debate given at MIT in regards to the email leaks from CRU, now popularly called Climategate. It’s a long talk by various panel members, about two hours. The first speaker is Dr. Kerry Emanual and is an AGW believer, while the second is Dr. Richard Lindzen who is a skeptic. Even if you don’t have time to watch the whole lecture try to watch the first two speakers and see how different the opinions of two highly respected MIT professors can be on this subject.

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MIT Lecture on Climategate

MIT Lecture on Climategate

Here is the blurb about the lecture from the website.

About the Lecture

In mid-November, thousands of emails were hacked from servers at the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in the U.K. A small fraction of them address controversial issues; how to present climate data in the most favorable light and how to combat climate skeptics, among others. The responses reported in the press have ranged from these emails being a confirmation of climate change deniers’ assertions that global warming is a conspiracy and a hoax, to the whole affair being a tempest in a teapot with no relevance to the reality of global warming and the need to combat it.

This panel of experts gives its views on what ‘Climategate’ really means for climate science, the integrity of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, public perception of climate, and the ongoing policy negotiations in the Congress and at Copenhagen.