Excitable James Hansen Makes More Dire Predictions

The grift is strong with this one

NASA scientist issues grim warning 35 years after his original prediction: ‘[W]e knew it was coming’

James Hansen, who was a NASA climate scientist when he first warned the world that the planet was heating in 1988, is back with another stark warning — this time hoping for different results.

When Hansen appeared before the United States Senate in June of 1988, the world had just experienced the warmest first five months of any year in recorded history, The New York Times reported at the time.

Up until that time, scientists had been cautious about blaming the warming of the planet on pollutants put into the air by human activity. But Hansen told the committee that NASA was 99% certain that the warming trend was caused by the buildup of carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere. (snip)

In a recent statement released by Hansen alongside two other scientists, Hansen predicted the warming of the planet to accelerate in the coming years, musing about a “new climate frontier.”

“There’s a lot more in the pipeline, unless we reduce the greenhouse gas amounts,” Hansen told the Guardian. “These superstorms are a taste of the storms of my grandchildren. We are headed wittingly into the new reality — we knew it was coming.”

This is really like a bad SyFy channel movie (do they even make movies anymore, or, is it just wrestling?). A clock is always right twice a day, and every once in a while these climate hysterics are able to see a storm and say “look, we told you so! We weren’t able to predict when, but, we knew it was coming at some point over the previous 35+ years!!!!!!”

Also James Hansen (who actually hasn’t worked for NASA since 2013. His current gig is being a paid activist at Columbia U)

  • (CEI) 1988: James Hansen forecasts increase regional drought in 1990s
  • (Heartland) In 1988, NASA’s James Hansen predicted that by 2010-2020, global temperatures will be 4 to 6 degrees warmer than 1958.
  • In 1989, NASA scientist James Hansen predicted New York City’s West Side Highway would be underwater by 2019 among other never-happened calamities.
  • (Washington Examiner) James Hansen of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies beginning in 1988 predicted major droughts and up to six feet of sea level rise in the 1990s.
  • (Master Resource) “We have at most ten years—not ten years to decide upon action, but ten years to alter fundamentally the trajectory of global greenhouse emissions.” (that’s from Hansen’s 2006 book)

He’s not very good at this prognostication stuff. Oh, hey, maybe he should talk to Brandon

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3 Responses to “Excitable James Hansen Makes More Dire Predictions”

  1. wildman says:

    this the same Hanson who did not release the details of his analysis? the regression math? The residuals? The R2 values? The source data? That Hanson?

  2. H says:

    Do you believe that the increase in temps since 2850bhss been st a constant rate? Or do you believe the rate of change is increasing?;

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