Skip to comments.SCIENTISTS: 30 YEARS OF DATA SHOW THE ‘GODFATHER’ (OF) GLOBAL WARMING WAS WRONG
Posted on 06/23/2018 8:46:55 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen famously warned Congress almost 30 years ago to the day that human activities had put the world on the path to disaster, but two scientists now say the global warming godfathers predictions were wrong. Cato Institute scientists Patrick Michaels and Ryan Maue compared Hansens temperature predictions to real-world observations and found his supposedly highly unlikely forecast with the least amount of warming was the most accurate.
Global surface temperature has not increased significantly since 2000, discounting the larger-than-usual El Niño of 2015-16, Michaels and Maue wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
Assessed by Mr. Hansens model, surface temperatures are behaving as if we had capped 18 years ago the carbon-dioxide emissions responsible for the enhanced greenhouse effect, the two scientists wrote. But we didnt. And it isnt just Mr. Hansen who got it wrong.
Models devised by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have, on average, predicted about twice as much warming as has been observed since global satellite temperature monitoring began 40 years ago, they wrote.
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But global warming is still settled science.
The complex thing that is climate is a chaotic thing, not smoothly variable. And it can’t be summed up in just one number either. Good scientists would be trying to regularize such factors. Bad one use what artifacts they can grab and run, screaming, for the tabloids. That’s going to drag science down to the level of astrology. Maybe even worse than astrology.
Could it be (being facetious) that “Gaia” read all our fears and decided to stay calm for our sakes?
No matter, the point is....they think they're smarter than God.
Hansen is a delusional HACK. His reputation among real scientists is awful. He’s a buffoon.
The overall temperature of the earth cannot be measured with enough accuracy to determine whether it is actually warmer or cooler than it was 30 years ago. The data can be easily cherry picked to show anything that the picker wants it to show. And the leftist pickers have an agenda. They do not even try to hide the fact that they have an agenda.
They don’t have to be right. Ever.
The measure is supposed to be an average of surface temperatures — but this has evolved over the years due to both natural and human activity other than carbon dioxide sources. Cities have grown, areas have been paved. This will not give a fair picture of the conditions in more natural terrain, or even at various significant altitudes anywhere.
Just worried about the politically right things.
"DENIERS! ALL OF YOU, DENIERS!"
Tell him to hand back his “research grants” in the full amount with interest.
Someone should find a hockey stick and beat the crap out of James Hansen. Even by liberal standards he’s a total idiot.
Keep in mind that Libs NEVER let the FACTS stand in their way when spouting some inane theory.
But they got 30 years of theft and crushing regulations, not a bad run for a criminal enterprise.
This tells me that the Creator of this world knew what he was doing & Mr. Hansen(and others) would have been well advised to let Him handle the climate.
THE DEBATE IS OVER!!!!!!!! THOSE WHO DARE QUESTION ANY OF THIS SETTLED SCIENCE ARE AKIN TO HOLOCAUST DENIERS!!!!!!
Now buy all these carbon credits I want to sell you and/or fun my “research” you evil capitalist pigs you.
An ad hominem attack instead of a rational rebuttal. Says more about you than Hansen.
That doesn't matter. Leftards will still keep on producing wrong models and manipulating data to get the results they want
OF COURSE he was wrong.
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