According to James Hansen, the US is warming at a catastrophic rate. But he didn’t notice the catastrophe until he made adjustments to the data, ten years ago. No one else noticed the catastrophe either – until adjustments were made.
Hansen didn’t see any warming or climate catastrophe
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.
in the U.S. there has been little temperature change in the past 50 years, the time of rapidly increasing greenhouse gases — in fact, there was a slight cooling throughout much of the country
NOAA and CRU didn’t see any warming
February 04, 1989
Last week, scientists from the United States Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that a study of temperature readings for the contiguous 48 states over the last century showed there had been no significant change in average temperature over that period. Dr. (Phil) Jones said in a telephone interview today that his own results for the 48 states agreed with those findings.
Global Warmth In ’88 Is Found To Set a Record – New York Times
Since 1999 (when Hansen didn’t see any US warming) US temperatures have declined.
Then Hansen adjusted the data, and suddenly we had a climate catastrophe. There was no warming or problem in 1999, and then temperatures declined for 12 years – but now we have a climate crisis.
Amazing what Fortran code can do to alter the course of mankind
Similarly, the IPCC saw no hockey stick in 1990, but Mann discovered one around the same time as when Hansen discovered US warming. Just a coincidence – no doubt. No fraud or cheating or manipulation – just good solid science.
I have a piece of ocean front property on Antarctica I am willing to sell for a few million dollars. The title is a settled as the Anthropogenic Global Climate Catastrophe theory. I can also offer some nice mountain side property with unobstructed lake and mountain views. None of those pesky trees to get in the way of enjoying the scenic beauty.
If he pushes down hard enough the little ice age will bulge upwards
I started watching this field circa 2007. In those olden days there was no question or dispute that the US had not warmed; may in fact have cooled slightly. Something remarkable has happened in the last five years. The US has warmed considerably. Even more remarkably, that warming seems to have spiralled to new heights in the last year or two. Strangely, the planet globally has not shown additional warming for a decade or more.
The same people who made a bad forecast get to rearrange the data to “prove” that they made a good forecast. But don’t forget, the rearragement of the data has been pal reviewed by others that also made the same bad forecast.