Source: Susanne Posel
In August of 2000, James Hansen co-authored a study on global warming as projected into the coming decades.
The study, entitled Global warming in the twenty-first century: An alternative scenario , pointed out that “rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases . . . not by the products of fossil fuel burning, CO2 and aerosols.”
After conducting the study, Hansen concluded that it was not man-made CO2 that was causing global warming.
However, Hansen still pushes that the method of controlling emission output should “focus on air pollution has practical benefits that unite the interests of developed and developing countries. However, assessment of ongoing and future climate change requires composition-specific long-term global monitoring of aerosol properties.”
The consensus, Hansen claims is that “the warming is at least in part a consequence of increasing anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHGs)”, yet without evidence supporting that global warming is caused by man, the assertion is purely conjecture.
In April of this year, Hansen gave a lecture where he argued that future generations would be challenged by climate change and these effects could be mitigated by “a flat-rate global tax is needed to force immediate cuts in fossil fuel use.”
Although the climate change computer models used by the ICPP and Hansen are focused on “business as usual” scenarios with rapidly increasing GHGs, that has not been the case in real world observation by environmental scientists across the globe.
After spending more than a decade observing the glaciers in Greenland, scientists have concluded that they are not melting with the veracity that climate change alarmists would have us believe.
Along with the glaciers not preforming up to climate change alarmists expectations, it has been noted that flowers are blooming up to 8 times faster than were projected.
In a study published in the journal Remote Sensing, co-author Dr. Roy Spencer reported that real data from NASA’s Terra Satellite completely contradicts the assumptions made by climate change alarmists.
According to a press release, at the University of Alabama, Spencer said: “The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show. There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans.”
James Taylor, a senior fellow for environment policy at The Heartland Institute, wrote that the meaning of thenew research is clear — and it compromises what he called a “central premise of alarmist global warming theory. Real-world measurements … show far less heat is being trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere than the alarmist computer models predict, and far more heat is escaping into space than the alarmist computer models predict.”
In the study by Hansen, he reiterates that: “Our estimates of global climate forcings indicate that it is the non-CO2 GHGs that have caused most observed global warming.”
Yet he then says that regardless of the data his own team uncovered, “this interpretation does not alter the desirability of limiting CO2 emissions.”
Ignoring the empirical data is quite unscientific.
James Hansen is now head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. His views on man-made global warming have changed over the decades to reflect a near eco-Fascist perspective.
Knowing this, 50 of NASA’s former scientists and astronauts came together to write a formal letter to Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, demanding that Hansen be prohibited from “including unproven remarks” supporting global warming in the mainstream media, via the NASA website.
Leighton Steward, critic of man-made global warming and author, heralds the scientists and astronauts for speaking out. “These American heroes, the astronauts that took to space and the scientists and engineers that put them there, are right to criticize NASA’s advocacy of an extreme and unsubstantiated position.”
James Hansen has come a long way and his philosophy surrounding climate change and man’s role in it has drastically altered since the study published in 2000.
In Hansen’s early days, he studied under James Van Allen. Allen is an alumni from such global Elite controlled universities as Johns Hopkins and Princeton. Allen was a member of the American Philosophical Society , a globalist think-tank of international reputation that has “played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 250 years.”
The ideals of globalization were being sown.
Hansen later attended Columbia University. This college produced another climate change alarmist, Jeffrey Sachs.
Sachs is a professor of sustainable development at Columbia University, director of the Earth Institute and US economist.
At a meeting of the Asian Development Bank in Manila last month, Sachs told his audience that atomic energy produces low-carbon emissions. He says that renewable energy will not produce enough power for the world’s needs, while flooding the atmosphere with carbon dioxide.
Hansen is one of the most vocal of the climate change alarmists.
Considering that he is lying about the effects of man on the earth’s temperature, he is also one of the most prevalent purveyors of propaganda in recent times.