You can`t make this stuff up
So why should we listen to Hansen as opposed to, say, Sen. James Inhofe or radio personality Rush Limbaugh? For starters, Inhofe and Limbaugh have absolutely no background in climate science. Their (inaccurate) assessments of global warming are based almost entirely on opinion, rather than fact.
Let’s compare this to Hansen:
B.A., & Ph.D. in Physics
M.S. in Astronomy
In other words, no background in climate science
Published for decades in peer-reviewed journals
Heads a premier institution for climate research
George W Bush headed the United States for eight years, and Huffington Post said he was incompetent. The argument is idiotic.
Second, while global warming deniers typically base their arguments on misinformation (“Hey! These are the same scientists who warned us there would be an ice age!”), Hansen’s work from thirty years ago is now quantifiably proving to be very accurate
His work from twenty years ago was a total bust, and I am pretty sure that Manhattan is not underwater.
Third, Hansen has the support of world-class experts, such as fellow climate guru Michael E. Mann
Another incompetent scientist agrees, and that seals the deal.
If you only listen to people who agree with you, you are guaranteed to be ignorant.