Category Archives: James Hansen

A Modtran Mystery

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been messing about with the “Modtran” online calculator for atmospheric absorption. It’s called “Modtran” because it is a MODerate resolution program to calculate atmospheric infrared absorption written in ForTRAN, which calculates the result for each 1 … Continue reading

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Posted in Carbon dioxide, James Hansen, Radiation | Tagged , , , | 159 Comments

Dave’s Top Ten Reasons Why the Oil Industry Doesn’t Spend its Billions on Disproving the Junk Science of AGW

Guest post by David Middleton In my Internet “debates” with warmists, I occasionally encounter challenges like this… We don’t yet not know the real global impact man has on the environment. It may be negligible. What we do know is … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Fun_stuff, Humor, James Hansen, Modeling, Obama Climate Plan, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 109 Comments

18 Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest – Hansen’s alarmism on parade

According to the paid propagandist Joe Romm at Climate Progress: Humanity is choosing to destroy a livable climate, warn 18 of the world’s leading climate experts in a new study. Tom Nelson asks on Twitter: Since when are these 18 … Continue reading

Posted in carbon tax, Climate News, James Hansen | Tagged , , | 56 Comments

Video: Comments on Human-Induced Global Warming – Episode 1 – The Hiroshima Bomb Metric

With much fanfare from the faithful (a grand total of 15 comments as of this writing), SkepticalScience recently released their 4-Hiroshima-Bombs-per-second widget. Their claimed intent is to “raise the awareness of global warming”. Nonsense. Their intent is to scare people—children … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, James Hansen, Radiation, Radiative Imbalance | 99 Comments

Getting ‘Cooked’ by Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Global Warming

Why comparing global warming to the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb is ridiculous Some days, you just have to laugh. That’s what we’ll have to do today after reading the latest ridiculous scare story from cartoonist turned pseudo-psychologist now elevated to ‘climate … Continue reading

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Hansen unleashed: people he disagrees with are ‘neanderthals’

Dr. James Hansen, now no longer on a leash under NASA policy, has started what I expect will be the first of many ugly comments and actions in his new role as activist. Niall from Canada writes in asking for … Continue reading

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Canada’s Resources Minister Calls Out Jim Hansen

Retired NASA GISS chief James Hansen is Slagging Canada’s Oil Sands Again Canada’s Environment *Resources Minister Joe Oliver is calling out Jim Hansen for exaggerating claims that the oil sands and Keystone XL pipeline is “game over for the environment.” … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: James Hansen’s human free vision of the future

When I was a kid, I’d watch cartoons with mad scientists running amok and causing trouble. As an adult, I observed that there actually aren’t any mad scientists. Now, after reading Dr. James Hansen’s latest essay, I’m not so sure … Continue reading

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Hansen finally ‘Muzzled’ by Obama?

Hansen’s resignation from NASA GISS may not be what it seems Guest Post by Chris Horner, CEI So, NASA’s in-house celebrity activist James Hansen says the following in explaining his departure from a lucrative perch — salary alone: $180k per … Continue reading

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BREAKING: James Hansen to leave NASA to be full time activist

I checked first, thinking this was some April Fools joke, it appears legit. (h/t to Tom Nelson and Skiphil) Climate Alarmist Jim Hansen leaving NASA on Wed. to devote himself to legal and political activism: Hansen retiring from NASA to … Continue reading

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James Hansen’s Policies Are Shafting The Poor

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was reading an interview with Adrian Bejan (worth taking a look at), and I got to musing about his comments regarding the relationship between energy use and per capita income. So I pulled up … Continue reading

Posted in Cap-and-trade, carbon tax, James Hansen | Tagged , , , , | 128 Comments

“A [Junk] Scientist’s Misguided Crusade” Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

Guest Post by David Middleton More improper activity from the Million Dollar Bureaucrat… A Scientist’s Misguided Crusade By JOE NOCERA Published: March 4, 2013 Last Friday, at 3:40 p.m., the State Department released its “Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement” for … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Energy, Environment, James Hansen, NASA GISS, petroleum, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 47 Comments

Global Warming to Endanger Breakfast by 2080!!!

Guest Post by David Middleton First it was wheat and now it’s coffee. What’s next? Bacon & eggs? This is nothing but alarmist nonsense… Researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and the Environment and Coffee Forest Forum in … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Alarmism, Carbon dioxide, IPCC, James Hansen, Positive effects of CO2, Temperature | Tagged , , , | 61 Comments

Pot, Kettle, James Hansen, censorship, NASA and EPA

Readers may recall this oh so terrible squashing of free speech by the White House limiting NASA public employee Dr. James Hansen’s ability to talk to the media. It seems that the issue has been repeated today, but there’s a … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – NYT on James Hansen & Bill McKibben’s ‘boneheaded’ efforts

Whoo-boy. NASA’s James Hansen disses McKibben in an email to an NYT reporter. Hansen was speaking candidly, never thinking this email would see the light of day. But that’s not the punchline… Hansen on the highly inflated 350.org Keystone XL … Continue reading

Posted in 350.org connect the dots, Energy, James Hansen, petroleum | Tagged , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Keystone XL: NASA’s James Hansen risks arrest…. again

From @connect in my Twitter feed today: I count 39 in this photo, including half bodies at far left. IMHO, 39 angry activists don’t speak for the country. Hansen, seen standing at far left in the grey fedora, keeps coming … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Hansen’s 4 year doom cycle gets rebooted

WUWT readers may recall this from 2009: Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms… That is how we will preserve our … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Government idiocy, James Hansen, Politics | Tagged , , | 137 Comments

The NYT corrects a global temperature mistake – meanwhile, James Hansen’s ‘Jor-el’ complex worsens

First, here is a letter from Harold Ambler which went ignored, he writes: When I found a rather major error in a New York Times article about climate change, I took the trouble to write the editors. I did so … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, James Hansen, media, NASA GISS, Satire | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 62 Comments

Hansen’s NASA GISS – cooling the past, warming the present

The Climate of Gavin: How GISS Have Changed The Temperature Record Since 2008 Guest post by Paul Homewood I ran a post yesterday, showing how the latest version of GISSTEMP had changed from using Hadley/Reynolds to ERSST for ocean temperatures, with … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – Hansen concedes the age of flatness

Dr. James Hansen and Reto Ruedy of NASA GISS have written a paper (non peer reviewed) with a remarkable admission in it. It is titled Global Temperature Update Through 2012. Here is the money quote, which pretty much ends the caterwauling … Continue reading

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Unloading James Hansen’s Climate Dice

Guest post by Chip Knappenberger, originally on Master Resource “Today’s temperature ‘extremes’ are simply yesterday’s extremes warmed up a bit, partly from the heat-island effect. But they are not new events…. Hansen’s push on weather extremes is another case where the … Continue reading

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Hansen’s Temperature Analysis: Today’s Normal is Yesterday’s Extreme–and Nobody Cares

From Master Resource, by Chip Knappenberger Yesteryear’s climate extremes are today’s climate normals. Yet we are largely oblivious and better off. A hundred years from now the same will be true. Ho hum…. But not everyone thinks this way. Take … Continue reading

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Blog Memo to James Hansen Regarding GISS Southern Hemisphere Land Surface Temperature Data

Guest post by Bob Tisdale Date: August 16, 2012 Subject: Southern Hemisphere GISS LOTI Land Surface Temperature Anomaly Data From: Bob Tisdale To: James Hansen – GISS Dear James: I discovered what appear to be an atypical upward step and … Continue reading

Posted in ENSO, James Hansen | Tagged , , | 56 Comments

Never before published paper on UHI and siting – Goodridge 1987

Plus answers to yesterday’s Fun puzzle: Name these official stations. Given that California Governor Jerry Brown has recently setup a website at the governor’s office basically telling skeptics to “shut up” I thought this would be a good time to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, ENSO, James Hansen, UHI, Weather_stations | Tagged , , , , , , , | 104 Comments

Martin Hoerling on James Hansen’s ‘game over’ thinking

This is a word document prepared by Dr. Martin Hoerling of NOAA and provided to the New York Times is response to Dr. James Hansen’s “Game Over for The Climate” essay. Since much of the full response has not seen … Continue reading

Posted in Drought, heat wave, James Hansen, Weather | Tagged , , , | 40 Comments

NASA’s James Hansen is just wrong: Proof that there is no increased drought in the USA tied to temperature

From the James Hansen is just wrong department comes some inconvenient data, data that Dr. Hansen or anyone in the media could have easily looked up for themselves before writing irresponsible stories like this one: Former Virginia State Climatologist Dr. … Continue reading

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Cliff Mass pans Hansen’s PNAS paper

Cliff writes to me to tell me about this essay: Climate Distortion. I’m happy to draw attention to it. He writes: This week, with great fanfare,  NASA scientist James Hansen and associates released a paper “The Perception of Climate Change”  … Continue reading

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Not Quite Friday Funny – Hansen’s hot product

Josh is in fine form today, saying: “New Hansen cartoon.. a bit of a mix a whole load of news stories together and see what happens cartoon.”

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Editorial: ‘Hansen is simply wrong’ and ‘his hypothesis is a complete and abject failure’

UPDATE: 9:55 AM  PDT 8/8/12 A graph of Palmer Drought Severity Index -vs- GISTEMP data has been added from Dr. Michaels. Looks like another “GISS miss”. There’s a lot of blowback against James Hansen’s recent (non tested) PNAS paper, trying … Continue reading

Posted in James Hansen, NASA GISS, Opinion | Tagged , , , | 147 Comments

NASA’s James Hansen’s big cherry pick

From NASA:  Research Links Extreme Summer Heat Events to Global Warming A new statistical analysis by NASA scientists has found that Earth’s land areas have become much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in … Continue reading

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James Hansen’s climate forecast of 1988: a whopping 150% wrong

From their Die kalte Sonne website, Professor Fritz Vahrenholt and Dr. Sebastian Lüning put up this guest Post by Prof. Jan-Erik Solheim (Oslo) on Hansen’s 1988 forecast, and show that Hansen was and is, way off the mark. h/t to … Continue reading

Posted in Forecasting, James Hansen, Modeling | Tagged , , , , , , , | 237 Comments

Shocker: The Hansen/GISS team paper that says: “we argue that rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases”

Note: This will be a top post for a day or two, new stories will appear below this one – please scroll down. ============================================================ No, this isn’t a joke, it isn’t a fake document, and it isn’t a misinterpretation. It … Continue reading

Posted in 350.org connect the dots, Aerosols, Al Gore, Alarmism, Carbon dioxide, Carbon soot, James Hansen, Methane, NASA GISS, Ozone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 274 Comments

NASA Astronauts Announce Second Letter to NASA at Heartland Conference

This will be a top sticky post for a day or two, new stories will appear below this one. At the Heartland Conference in  Chicago this morning, four of the forty-nine signers of the March letter to NASA Administrator Charles … Continue reading

Posted in James Hansen, NASA GISS | 146 Comments

Global warming – splodeified

Via Tom Nelson, no wonder they hate nuclear power so much, they don’t see any difference! Global warming increasing by 400,000 atomic bombs every day | The Vancouver Observer The amazing persistence of CO2 in the air has allowed billions … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, FUG, GLOC, James Hansen, Radiation, Ridiculae | Tagged , , , , , , , | 173 Comments

Revkin’s NYT article disputes the ‘severe weather is climate’ meme, but balance problems remain

I criticized Andrew Revkin yesterday for lack of an irony detector. Today I’ll point out that he’s got a well balanced article on the new meme being pushed in the alarmosphere by the McKibbenites and the ThinkProgressers that keep trying … Continue reading

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