Hansen’s purple crayon is out of control. He has almost no data in the Arctic, as you can see below. The 0.44 anomaly being reported in the map above is unjustifiable. Axel Heiberg Island was cold, and the map above showed it as hot.
We know from people in the Arctic (like the Catlin Survey) that temperatures there have been bitter cold (-35C.) NOAA is currently showing Greenland 15C below normal.
Hansen’s claim above about summers getting hotter is also ridiculous. This is what he wrote in 1999.
Empirical evidence does not lend much support to the notion that climate is headed precipitately toward more extreme heat and drought. The drought of 1999 covered a smaller area than the 1988 drought, when the Mississippi almost dried up. And 1988 was a temporary inconvenience as compared with repeated droughts during the 1930s “Dust Bowl” that caused an exodus from the prairies, as chronicled in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.
How can the absence of clear climate change in the United States be reconciled with continued reports of record global temperature? Part of the “answer” is that U.S. climate has been following a different course than global climate, at least so far. Figure 1 compares the temperature history in the U.S. and the world for the past 120 years. The U.S. has warmed during the past century, but the warming hardly exceeds year-to-year variability. Indeed, in the U.S. the warmest decade was the 1930s and the warmest year was 1934.
Somebody ought to just nick him, bang him up and have done with it.
I’m flabbergasted that someone in his position can continue to issue such obvious rubbish, and get away with it, and no-one bat an eyelid. They must think we’re stupid.
Ole Jimbo is losing it, we always knew he was a whack-job, now every time he ‘opens his mouth’, he proves our case.
Coming out with this sort of verbal excreta is out of order and doom mongering nonsense [no doubt the grauniad will give it a banner headline], which is so obviously contrary to the evidence of real temperature measurements, some one should slap him down and put him back in his box.
It is said that “words have meaning”. My education level does not allow me to join such a debate. However I do believe that personal names have connitations. When Mr Hansen is reffered to as “Jimbo” or ” Jim” I can’t help but feel the love/respect. Most of us have a “proper name” James, Thomas, Elizibeth, etc. As children we, at an early age, became Jim, Tom, Liz etc. The only time we were given our “proper name” was when we were in trouble.
Just a thought in inebriation.
Who are “they”? Who are these “we”? I am neither and I suspect your are also a “neither”.
Pink! I think that’s a new one!
That pink color is so fabulously gay looking!
I’ll help. Hansen’s 1999 comments were about summer in the lower 48,including the observation that the US was not conforming to global trends The recent comment was about summers globally,NH and SH.
Your first two graphs show February 2011,your third shows the 8th April. Weather is changeable,isn’t it? Axel Heiberg shows cool in both the Feb graphs.
I just dialed up the Feb 2011 graphic .The pink[6C+ anomaly] has gone. The contour for 6C is no longer represented.
The weather is variable? I thought the Arctic was on a one-way trip to hell.
Of course it is,Steve. Being dragged backwards through a razor wire tunnel as well….
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Hansen was wearing his pink shirt that day and got confused. Men who wear pink shirts (or ties) have extreme trouble with gender identity. And NO I will not apologize to those “men” who wear pink.
One sure bet?
One sure bet is there something wrong in James Hansen’s head.
How can there be any ice in the Arctic? It must be just smoken hot up there. T-shirt weather!!
I’d like to know how Hansen has determined that the Arctic was ‘pink’ warm. He can’t just be winging it…
So basically what we’re being told is other anomaly charts are OK, but his one is the best because it goes up to 11?