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.
Here are some scientists who say that CO2 levels do cause Antarctic ice to melt.
The polar bears need not pack their bags and swim north to join their penguin friends just yet, however.
“The system is not linear and there may be a different threshold for melting the ice sheet, but if we continue on our current path of warming we will eventually reach that tipping point,” says Huber. “Of course after we cross that threshold it will still take many thousands of years to melt an ice sheet.“
Here are some scientists who said the same thing in 2002 – Gore must have missed them when making his movie.
What was learned
In the words of the three researchers, they determined that “most of the individual model runs fail to reproduce the MDV of past climate, which may have led to the overestimation of the projection of global warming for the next 40 years or so.” More specifically, they note that simply taking into account the impact of the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation or AMO, “the global average temperature could level off during the 2020s-2040s,” such that the true temperature change between 2011 and 2050 “could be much smaller than the AR4 projection.”
What it means
Apparently, the models upon which the IPCC bases its climate projections still fail to include the physics necessary to faithfully replicate even well-known features of earth’s climate system, which should give one pause to wonder what else of a more stealth-type nature they might be missing.
And so on and so forth. Just Google CO2 Antarctic and you’ll find dozens of peer-reviewed, scientific papers debunking the “settled science” of imminent doom. The only thing settled is that the media and power-grabbing looters are out to bankrupt the world and rule your life. but you knew that already, didn’t you?
Nothing to see here, move along, move along. Oh, by the way, the Nobel Prize winning IPCC’s conclusion that hurricanes have intensified as the result of global warming? Debunked. You won’t find that in the Times, either. The home base of Walter Duranty continues its legacy.
Works for me but I got a bit suspicious of the whole gag when those Swiss glaciers melted, “proving” global warming, and revealed the earlier of prehistoric Swiss who’d enjoyed an ice-free climate 5,000 years ago, before Al Gore discovered coal-powered energy plants.