The hockey team is getting bolder and bolder with their lies. None more than the director of GISS.
Climate change is here — and worse than we thought
By James E. Hansen, Friday, August 3, 5:52 PM
When I testified before the Senate in the hot summer of 1988 , I warned of the kind of future that climate change would bring to us and our planet. I painted a grim picture of the consequences of steadily increasing temperatures, driven by mankind’s use of fossil fuels.
But I have a confession to make: I was too optimistic.
My projections about increasing global temperature have been proved true.
Temperatures have actually been lower than Hansen’s lowest 1988 forecast, which assumed that humans quit emitting CO2 after the year 2000. The graph below is right off his web site.
”scenario C assumes a rapid curtailment of trace gas emissions such that the net climate forcing ceases to increase after the year 2000.”
His graph shows almost no warming for a decade, which is not what any honest person would call steadily increasing temperatures.
In 1999, Hansen wrote the exact opposite
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.
Since then, temperatures have hardly changed. What happens to a person before they decide to start lying about everything?