Are there still any global warmest believers out there? Why?

Henson and his settled scientists

Henson and his settled scientists

The Wall Street Journal dredges up  2001 interview with global warming “expert” and NASA puppeteer, Jim Henson, predicting the state of the world by 2009.

As it turns out, Salon was way ahead of the curve in covering how “climate change” is “already affecting our daily lives.” This is from a 2001 interview with Bob Reiss, author of a book called “The Coming Storm: Extreme Weather and Our Terrifying Future”:

Extreme weather means more terrifying hurricanes and tornadoes and fires than we usually see. But what can we expect such conditions to do to our daily life?

While doing research 12 or 13 years ago, I met Jim Hansen, the scientist who in 1988 predicted the greenhouse effect before Congress. I went over to the window with him and looked out on Broadway in New York City and said, “If what you’re saying about the greenhouse effect is true, is anything going to look different down there in 20 years?” He looked for a while and was quiet and didn’t say anything for a couple seconds. Then he said, “Well, there will be more traffic.” I, of course, didn’t think he heard the question right. Then he explained, “The West Side Highway [which runs along the Hudson River] will be under water. And there will be tape across the windows across the street because of high winds. And the same birds won’t be there. The trees in the median strip will change.” Then he said, “There will be more police cars.” Why? “Well, you know what happens to crime when the heat goes up.”

And so far, over the last 10 years, we’ve had 10 of the hottest years on record.

That conversation would have taken place in 1988 or 1989, which means Hansen was making predictions about what would happen by 2009.

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5 responses to “Are there still any global warmest believers out there? Why?

  1. saw your comment in a previous thread. easy mistake as Hansen does look like a muppet. Henson may have been ahead of the curve anyway:

  2. Yos

    Should’a shopped Jim’s hockey stick into the pic. Heh!

    YES C.r., it’s Mann’s slapshooter, but geez guy! The entire point of glow bull war ming is about puppetry.

  3. towny

    And the great salt lake will be once again be reunited with the gulf of California. Ahh, the vanity of mankind. What a bunch of maroons.