Hansen 2008 : Global Warming Causes Warm Winters In Britain

Not just clueless, but paranoid and delusional!

This, Hansen wants to warn us, is a recipe for global warming disaster. The recent warm winters that Britain has experienced are a clear sign that the climate is changing, he says.

“We are fast approaching a series of tipping points. Changes such as the melting of the Arctic ice cap, the acidification of the oceans and the global rises in temperature could be approaching the point of becoming irreversible.

We need a moratorium on the construction of coal-fired power plants and we must phase out the existing ones within two decades.”

Hansen, however, has come to the conclusion that coal will destroy the planet. “If we release all that carbon into the air it will be catastrophic,” he says

Hansen went back to his laboratory, spending the next few years refining his global climate model, a computer simulation of the planet’s climate that allows him, for example, to add extra CO2 to the atmosphere and see what happens.

“Then they also forced us to remove all our data about the latest temperature rises from the website,” says Hansen. “I realised they really were going to stop me communicating.”


h/t to hauntingthelibrary and Marc Morano

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7 Responses to Hansen 2008 : Global Warming Causes Warm Winters In Britain

  1. suyts says:

    And if it isn’t warm now, it will be when he gets done with the numbers!

  2. Baa Humbug says:

    This is a very very dangerous man. He has a podium, he has others ears and he has control of the temperature data.

    I for one do not believe his story about the white house trying to silence him. He is still an employee of the govt. If they wanted to silence him, they would have quite easily.

  3. Edmh says:

    Would some warming within natural limits be altogether bad ? NO NOT NECESSARILY

    The Climate Alarmists never cease to predict catastrophes for minor planetary warming: vastly rising sea levels, more extreme weather events, droughts, floods, and so on. However some warming within natural variations would not be altogether bad for the following reasons:

    • recent (since 8000 BC) warmer periods have always been successful periods of human development, and cooler periods (LIA) have been times of deprivation and the failure of crops and civilisations.

    • human health improves with warmer times resulting from the surpluses of a more productive agriculture. Deaths from summer heat waves may grab the headlines but winter cold kills far more people throughout the world .

    • agriculture thrives in a warmer climate, with more areas closer to the poles becoming available for cultivation, thus increasing world food supplies .

    • extinctions, movements and changes in animal populations have always been a fact of life, in response to changing climate. Without the predations of mankind itself and left to its own devices, wildlife moves and adapts to the newly available habitats. The more likely causes of extinctions are man’s encroachment on and destruction of wildlife habitats. Past warm periods have lead to increased biodiversity. The warmer tropics provide the environment for maximum biodiversity and the polar regions retain only a limited species mix. The Holocene maximum certainly did not lead to the extinction of polar bears nor probably directly to any other species.

    • as the temperature differential between the tropics and polar regions, (the driver of adverse weather events), are reduced. Warmer periods in the past have given more stable, more benign weather patterns. There is clear evidence that tropical storms and hurricanes have been reducing in frequency and intensity over the recent decades in response to the current modest warming.
    So perhaps any exceptional winter of 2009 – 2011 in the Northern hemisphere should be ascribed to Global the initiation of cooling rather than to Global warming.

    • it has been suggested that fresh water melt into the North Atlantic could interfere with the Gulf Stream, the Great Atlantic Conveyor which keeps Europe much warmer than its latitude would imply. This has certainly occurred in the past, about 11,000 years ago, (the Younger Dryas). At that time, a vast amount of dammed-up, on-land fresh glacial melt water from Canada and the whole Northern USA was released suddenly via the St Lawrence seaway. This dilution of the dense salty water stopped the sinking of cold water in the North Atlantic and lead to the cut off for the Gulf Stream for about 1000 years. As a result it produced cold conditions throughout Northern Europe. There is no longer sufficient on-land fresh water glaciation to enable such a dramatic outcome.

    Far from fearing a modest warming of the climate, from whatever reason, we should probably be much more concerned about the possibility of another Ice Age, even a Little Ice Age. This would radically diminish the world’s ability to support its growing population .

  4. Layne Blanchard says:

    Coal? As in- our (cheap, and) only fully domestic supply of energy? How convenient for foreign interests.

  5. Ian says:

    Hansen really does seem to be the linchpin in all of this. I would like to suggest that we name the CAGW religion after him, i.e., Hansenism, and we then call its followers Hansenites.

  6. This, Hansen wants to warn us, is a recipe for global warming disaster. The recent warm winters that Britain has experienced are a clear sign that the climate is changing, he says.

    Where are all the defenders of James Hansen? Are they finally going to start doubting him after seeing his mounting failed predictions?

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