Hansen Heatwave Idiocy

The percentage of the earth’s land surface covered by extreme heat in the summer has soared in recent decades, from less than 1 percent in the years before 1980 to as much as 13 percent in recent years, according to a new scientific paper.

Extreme Heat Is Covering More of the Earth, a Study Says – NYTimes.com

The map below is the heatwave of July, 1936 – which was the hottest month in US history. It was almost as hot in Russia, and much above normal over much of the rest of the planet.

Hansen has absolutely no idea what he is talking about, which is why he is well suited to be a spokesman for the Obama administration.

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8 Responses to Hansen Heatwave Idiocy

  1. Andy DC says:

    In this case, Hansen will color the data free Arctic and Antarctic as well as the south Pacific a blue color rather than his usual reds. The past must be cooled!

  2. diogenes100 says:

    Even the NY Times notes that Hansen is an activist whose findings are subject to doubt.

    However, the article does state that this latest wild claim is about a “percentage of the earth’s land surface”, so the ocean area would seem to be left out of it.

    If I had to pick the top annoying tactic of the mainstream media, it would be the use of the terms “scientists say” and “scientists believe”. They always introduce a statement that is either false or at least totally unjustified.

  3. gator69 says:

    “The percentage of the Hansen’s ridiculous statements brought on by extreme heat in the summer has soared in recent decades, from less than 1 percent in the years before 1980 to as much as 99.9 percent in recent years, according to a new scientific paper.”

  4. Don Gaddes says:

    Yes, I saw this shyster on PBS with his hand colored (and ‘shifted’) ‘Bell Curve’ and his colored ‘Dice’ (no doubt loaded.) while the first ‘hurricane’ of the season formed in the Caribbean.

  5. tckev says:

    I wonder how the South Africans feel about this and the snow they’ve had?

  6. diogenes100 says:

    As ridiculous as Hansen’s assertion may be, there is something much worse in this article:
    “Climate-change skeptics routinely accuse Dr. Hansen of manipulating the temperature record to make global warming seem more serious, although there is no proof that he has done so and the warming trend has repeatedly been confirmed by other researchers.”

    It’s all very well for us who read Steven’s site to know that the record has been desecrated – but if that awful truth cannot reach politicians and the public, Hansen & Co. win!

    Are there any academics left who will fight for the integrity of science?

  7. Eric Webb says:

    Hansen is full of it, plain and simple

  8. echosierra2003@yahoo.com says:

    Tell it to the Brits. Obviously not watching the Olympics. If it’s so massive, shouldn’t their little island have had an actual summer by now?

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