Sunday, June 24

The first PhD to scream "global warming"--a NASA director--was wrong on virtually every count

James Hansen was a PhD who worked for NASA for 32 years.  For a large portion of those years he. was the director of the Goddard Institute of Space Studies(GISS) a division of NASA, and spent much of that time trying to develop computer models of earth's climate.

On June 23, 1988, Hansen testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, saying he had a “high degree of confidence” that carbon dioxide was warming the Earth, due to a phenomenon called the “greenhouse effect.”

Today, on the 30th anniversary of Hansen’s predictions, let's see how well his forecasts have turned out.

It turns out that global surface temperature has not increased significantly since 2000, discounting the larger-than-usual El Niño of 2015-16.
  What about Hansen’s other claims?  Well, in 2007, Hansen stated that most of Greenland’s ice would soon melt, raising sea levels 23 feet over the next 100 years.  Hasn't even remotely happened.

1) In 1988 he predicted that the Hudson River would overflow because of rising sea level caused by CO2 and New York would be underwater by 2008.

2) In 1986 he predicted that the earth would be 1.1C higher within 20 years and then ...

3) 1999 he said that the earth had cooled and that the US hadn’t warmed in 50 years

4) He predicted the Arctic would be ice-free by 2000.

5) In March 2016 Hansen said seas could rise several metres in 50 to 150 years, innundating coastal cities.

6) In 2009 Hansen said Obama had just 4 years left to save the planet.

7) Hansen has published over 100 fraudulent climate studies with almost all of them using results from computer climate models that are woefully inadequate and that have never been validated except by the human modeler.

To summarize, Hansen was arguably the first PhD to wail that the planet was being threatened by global warming, caused by carbon dioxide, emitted by human activity.  None of his predictions have panned out, and his model predicted over twice the slight temperature increase that has happened since 1988.  Small wonder that most people are starting to doubt that global warming is unusual or caused by humans.   


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