The father of Climate Alarmism
James Hansen in 1988 was to testify in a congressional hearing on the subject of climate change.
Wanting to make an impact the NASA scientist hatched a plan. the meeting was to be held in, traditionally the hottest month of the year.
Hansen convinced staffers to shut off the air conditioning making the room increasingly hot as he made claim to the pending doom of warming and sea level rise.
As it approaches 34 years from this sobering testimony we can review this scientists claims and reality.
It started as an existential threat. Hansen gave 3 predictions. A likely outcome, a not as likely and a final unlikely outcome. The least likely being a small rise in temperature up till the year 2000 and then flattening down. This was deemed highly unlikely.
He had a more dire prediction of a rise of 1 degree by 2018 but the likely outcome was a rise of .7 of a degree by 2018.
It wasn’t the first time Hansen and co had claimed if the impending doom
Hansen has been making these claims ever since this 1980’s warnings. Here is a quote from yesterday
In just a few decades, the Government’s inadequate pledges at the COP26 climate conference will lead to a rise in global average temperatures of 2°C, leading to the destruction of hundreds of coastal cities while shutting down the Atlantic ocean circulation system which regulates climate stability.
This shocking analysis comes from Professor James Hansen, the first scientist to sound the alarm on global warming.https://bylinetimes.com/2022/02/16/cop26-pledges-will-have-catastrophic-consequences-says-ex-nasa-climate-chief/
The global temperature is currently sitting at less than .1 of a degree above what it was the month he made that claim.
The hottest June on record since 1988 was 0.4 degrees above the temperature of that congressional hearing and was in 1998.
It looks like his most unlikely outcome was right, which means technically he did predict the climate change of the past and a round about way.
Here is something more for the doom predictor to celebrate
2021 saw just over 6,100 recorded deaths due to weather and climate disasters, representing about 1 in 1,300,000 people. That is the lowest global death rate in weather and climate disasters over the period of reliable records, and I’d venture, the lowest in human history. Think about that.”– Roger Pielke Jr.