1989 NYT Editorial Slammed Hansen For Pushing Climate BS

James Hansen of NASA is the only climatologist to have told Congress that the greenhouse effect is already here. He is a respected scientist but on this point very few of his colleagues agree with him, as Richard Kerr noted recently in Science. The Office of Management and Budget drew criticism when it heavy-handedly made Mr. Hansen qualify testimony to Congress last month. But its caveat, that his warnings ”should be viewed as estimates from evolving computer models and not as reliable predictions,” was scientifically impeccable. The computer models of the greenhouse effect are indeed ”evolving” -they’re somewhere around the amoeba stage.

Environmental lobbyists are tempted to emphasize the threat of the greenhouse effect because it reinforces so much of their other agenda.

The Editorial Notebook – Crying Wolf in the Greenhouse – NYTimes.com

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2 Responses to 1989 NYT Editorial Slammed Hansen For Pushing Climate BS

  1. nigelf says:

    Wow, the NYT actually seems to have had it’s shit together back then. What a difference two and a half decades means.

  2. gator69 says:

    Woops! How did the Ministry of Truth miss that one? Recdep will surely get a new manager over this.

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