Jun 23 2008
NASA “Scientists”, media whore and alarmist Hansen is out again screaming “the sky is falling”Â because of Global Warming, and more importantlyÂ crowing about his prediction 20 years ago – which never came true! Here is Hansen discussing everything about the Church of Al Gore – except the fact the IPCC predictions from 18 years ago never became reality:
On June 23, 1988, I testified to a hearing chaired by Senator Tim Wirth of Colorado that the Earth had entered a long-term warming trend, and that human-made greenhouse gases almost surely were responsible. I noted that global warming enhanced both extremes of the water cycle, meaning stronger droughts and forest fires, on the one hand, but also heavier rains and floods.
My testimony two decades ago was greeted with skepticism. But while skepticism is the lifeblood of science, it can confuse the public. As scientists examine a topic from all perspectives, it may appear that nothing is known with confidence. But from such broad open-minded study of all data, valid conclusions can be drawn.
Very true. Â So let’s go to the data and the predictions. Â In 1990, primarily because Hansen screamed ‘fire’ based on what was later found to be faulty data and his inability to use statistical models correctly, the UN-formed IPCC came out with their dire predictions of future disaster:
Based on current models, we predict: under [BAU] increase of global mean temperature during the [21st] century of about 0.3Â oC per decade (with an uncertainty range of 0.2 to 0.5Â oC per decade); this is greater than that seen over the past 10,000 years; under other … scenarios which assume progressively increasing levels of controls, rates of increase in global mean temperature of about 0.2Â oC [to] about 0.1Â oC per decade.
Two decades later, if these folks were even close to being right, that would result in a 0.6Â° C increase since 1988-90 (within a range ofÂ 0.4Â°-1.0Â° C). Â Back in 1988, according to NASA and NOAA, the average global temperature wasÂ about same as it is today. Â Looking at the chart below we see the global temp is about 0.2Â°Â C higher from two decades ago, which per the IPCC own predictions is statistically the same level (click to navigate to original site).
Hansen and his cultists were clear and resolute – we were going to destroy our planet if we did not control CO2 output. We did not control CO2 output and the temperature did not change as the promised. And they did promise this, with error bars for the estimation. But Hansen and the IPCC was proven wrong. If we look at the hard data, as Hansen says we should, the facts are his results were wrong, his methodology was wrong, his predictions were wrong. How many ways can Hansen screw up? Well, he’s out repeating all his wrongs as if he was right the entire time. Is that mean he is now wrong exponentially?
Whatever, the man cries fire and nothing happens. That is all we need to know,