Is this an honest article by Richard Lindzen?

Lindzen is known for writing intellectually dishonest articles in the mainstream media. He may have recently written another, in which he claims "The IPCC claim that most of the recent warming (since the 1950s) is due to man assumed that current models adequately accounted for natural internal variability.... show more Lindzen is known for writing intellectually dishonest articles in the mainstream media. He may have recently written another, in which he claims

"The IPCC claim that most of the recent warming (since the 1950s) is due to man assumed that current models adequately accounted for natural internal variability. The failure of these models to anticipate the fact that there has been no statistically significant warming for the past 14 years or so contradicts this assumption. This has been acknowledged by major modeling groups in England and Germany."

First off, to my knowledge, climate models have accurately predicted the warming trend over the past 2 decades. Is Lindzen's statement that models failed to anticipate the 'statistically insignificant warming over the past 14 years' (it's statistically significant in GISTEMP, by the way) accurate?

Also, does anyone know what 'major modeling groups in England and Germany' Lindzen is speaking of?

Lindzen goes on to state "Polar bears, arctic summer sea ice, regional droughts and floods, coral bleaching, hurricanes, alpine glaciers, malaria, etc., all depend not on GATA [global mean temperature anomaly] but on a huge number of regional variables..."

Is it true that these variables don't depend on global mean temperature?

"So, too, are the interests of bureaucrats for whom control of carbon dioxide is a dream come true. After all, carbon dioxide is a product of breathing itself."

Is it true that bureaucrats are going to control our breathing, as Lindzen suggests?

"Clearly, the possibility that warming may have ceased could provoke a sense of urgency."

Is there a 'possibility that warming may have ceased', and is this the source of urgency to address global warming?

Overall do you find this article by Lindzen an honest one?
http://gazettextra.com/news/2010/apr/08/...
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