Is Hansen Lying, Senile, Or Just Incompetent?

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Heat Waves “Almost Certainly” Due to Global Warming?

Hansen wrote the exact opposite 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…..

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

NASA GISS: Science Briefs: Whither U.S. Climate?

The EPA wrote this in 2008 :

Heat waves occurred with high frequency in the 1930s, and these remain the most severe heat waves in the U.S. historical record (see Figure 1). Many years of intense drought (the “Dust Bowl”) contributed to these heat waves by depleting soil moisture and reducing the moderating effects of evaporation.

www.epa.gov/climate/climatechange/pdfs/print_heat-waves.pdf

So why is Hansen spewing gibberish to National Geographic?

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9 Responses to Is Hansen Lying, Senile, Or Just Incompetent?

  1. terrence says:

    “Is Hansen Lying, Senile, Or Just Incompetent?” – yes. all three.

  2. Mike says:

    Reblogged this on This Got My Attention and commented:
    Hansen makes a lot of money peddling this nonsense. He has a very strong financial incentive to make (up) news.

  3. tckev says:

    The hot air is leaking out of the AGW/Climate Change™ balloon faster and faster, so mendacious people such as Hansen is having to spew ever hotter propaganda for the fraud to stay airborne.

  4. Brian G Valentine says:

    So why is Hansen spewing gibberish to National Geographic?

    Because CO2 in the air makes people mental.

  5. Brian G Valentine says:

    By the way Hansen’s appearance lately makes him look like he’s homeless, and wild-eyed, like he’s been sniffing glue …

    I think the media plan to keep him off of video for a while, I would.

  6. Jimbo says:

    Man-made global warming is a time traveller. 🙂

    Some HOLOCENE droughts in the USA

    Abstract – Connie A. Woodhouse et. al. – December 1998
    2000 Years of Drought Variability in the Central United States
    …..One must turn to the paleoclimatic record to examine the full range of past drought variability, including the range of magnitude and duration, and thus gain the improved understanding needed for society to anticipate and plan for droughts of the future. Historical documents, tree rings, archaeological remains, lake sediment, and geomorphic data make it clear that the droughts of the twentieth century, including those of the 1930s and 1950s, were eclipsed several times by droughts earlier in the last 2000 years, and as recently as the late sixteenth century. In general, some droughts prior to 1600 appear to be characterized by longer duration (i.e., multidecadal) and greater spatial extent than those of the twentieth century……
    dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477(1998)079%3C2693:YODVIT%3E2.0.CO;2
    —–
    Abstract – Steven L. Forman et. al. – May 2001
    Temporal and spatial patterns of Holocene dune activity on the Great Plains of North America: megadroughts and climate links
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0921-8181(00)00092-8
    —–
    Abstract – Scott Stine – 16 June 1994
    Extreme and persistent drought in California and Patagonia during mediaeval time
    California’s Sierra Nevada experienced extremely severe drought conditions for more than two centuries before ad ~ 1112 and for more than 140 years before ad ~ 1350…I also present similar evidence from Patagonia of drought conditions coinciding with at least the first of these dry periods in California….
    doi:10.1038/369546a0

  7. gator69 says:

    An incompetent liar who cannot remember what he wrote.

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