James Hansen Lies and Defrauds Even More

Watts Up With That has a graph illustrating the ridiculous extent to which James Hansen has gone to perpetuate his global warming myth. Hansen has rewritten US temperature data of the past 2 centuries--as if he was there. It's time for NASA to fire Hansen. The DOJ should open a fraud investigation.

Link: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/06/28/nasa-giss-adjustments-galore-rewriting-climate-history/

As the World Cools

Two quick global warming notes. Arctic Sea Ice Extend Growing

Not too long ago, Al Gore told German school kids that the North Pole, Santa, Polar Bears, and puppies would all be dead and rotting hunks of diseased fleshed in barren, desserts that were once the Arctic Sea by the time they entered high school.  

Turns out that the Arctic Sea Ice Extent for 2007-08 and 2008-09 is pretty much in the average for entire history of measured sea ice extent (1979 to present).  A major sea ice recording center has been out of commission all of 2009, but a second center has had no problems.  MSM, governments, and lying crackpots like James Hansen ignore the fact that ICE IS INCREASING.  See this great piece on Watts Up With That.

James Hansen and the Never-Ending Winter

James "let's kill all the business people" Hansen and his merry band of doomsday AGW priests and priestesses visited the nation's capital today for "the largest anti-AGW protest since dinosaurs roamed the land."  

As you might predict, the event was hampered and dampered by heavy snow and unusually cold temperatures.  Hansen encouraged the assembled children to break laws and destroy the economy.   (They're good at that last thing.)  Fourteen protesters were treated for frostbite and exposure.  (Kidding.)

So exhale that CO2 proudly, Americans!  The world is getting colder over year.

More on Hansen's Fraud

While my flaming headline ("Dr. James Hansen of GISS is a Liar and Fraud") received a fair amount of attention, people a lot smarter than I are carefully documenting the facts that led to my unavoidable conclusion. One such appears on the Telegraph today.  Christopher Booker (corrected link) notes that Dr. Hansen's GISS center is alone in seeing continued warming throughout the world. 

Pointing out that laws supported by Hansen, Al Gore, and others will cost tens of trillions of dollars and severely limit freedoms throughout the world for the generations, Booker rightly contends that those proposing such a retreat from liberty be damn well sure they're right. 

On this point, the evidence against Hansen is compelling:

  • Hansen's monthly temperature reports are wildly out of line with every other global temperature measure, and the delta increases each month
  • Three of the four global temperature measures have shown world temps flat or cooling since 2001, with Hansen the exception
  • Hansen's NASA rejects satellite temperatures, relying instead on ground-based mercury systems, while the other three would kill for the NASA satellite data
  • Satellite data--of both temperature and ocean levels--increasingly disagree with Hansen's reports
  • Hansen, unlike the leading scientists of the other three bodies, stands alone in calling for international dictatorship to combat global warming
  • Hansen is the most politically active of the leading scientists in the field
  • Hansen has a lifetime's reputation to lose if he's wrong

Booker points out the starkness of the contrast between GISS and everyone else who studies climate:

The other three all show a flattening out after 2001 and a marked downward plunge of 0.6 degrees Celsius in 2007/8, equivalent to almost all the net warming recorded in the 20th century. (For comparisons see "Is the Earth getting warmer, or colder?" by Steven Goddard on The Register website.)

The meat of Booker's piece, though, is the outstanding work of two scientists who someday may be credited as humanity's liberators from the despotism of global warming liars:  Anthony Watts and Steve McIntyre.

Watts runs the best climate and weather blog on the planet, Watts Up With That.  McIntyre is the man who has exposed more fraud in the global warming community than any other human being:

It was McIntyre who last year forced Hansen to publish revised figures for US surface temperatures, to show that the hottest years of the 20th century were not in the 1990s, as Hansen had claimed, but in the 1930s. He has now shown that Hansen had been adjusting almost all his pre-1970 global temperature figures downwards, by as much as 0.5 degrees, and his post-1970 figures upwards.

In so doing, McIntyre exposed Hansen as a fraud.  No reasonable person could conclude that Hansen was simply wrong, that he overlooked something.  As I said, Hansen has a lifetime of work depending on global warming's worst case scenario.  He wouldn't overlook a thing. 

But were he to find, deep in the crevasses of his data, that his apocalyptic conclusions are wrong, that CO2 does not force catastrophic climate change, that the earth's warm spell of the last 100 years was mild compared to others, that a cool spell, not more heating, is upon us--if Hansen digested all of these things, then he would have to conclude that his 20 years of ranting make him a failure in what's become his life's work.

Given the choice of owning up to error or lying through data, it's pretty clear that Hansen lied.  He lied about temperatures in the 1930s, and he lies, every day, about temperatures today.  He gives cred to radical politicians who crave your freedom the way a vampire craves your blood.  He advocates a new, global theocracy built on the phony religion of environmental whackness.   He advocates riots to change the laws before nature proves him wrong.

It is still too early to suggest that the recent drop in temperatures shown by everyone but him [Hansen] is proof that global warming has stopped. But the fact is that not one of those vaunted computer models predicted what has happened to temperatures in recent years. Yet it is on those models (and Hansen's alarmist figures) that our politicians are basing all their proposals for irrevocably changing our lives.

For the sake of your freedom and your children's freedoms, stop James Hansen.  I called Hansen out big time, and I'm just a computer geek.  Perhaps more scientists will take a chance and expose Hansen for the fraud he is.

Notes:

See this Denver Post article from 2006.

Many thanks to Tom Nelson for the kind link.  I help my readers wander over to his site.