EDITORS NOTE: The testimony of Dr. James Hansen before Congress in 1988 is unquestionably the single most important moment in the entire climate change agenda. It was at that moment that climate change went from something being studied by a few hundred academics, to a full on fear mongering propaganda campaign, with aspirations of causing dramatic political, social and economic changes across the globe. Before an open session of Congress, Dr Hansen testified that It is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong that the greenhouse effect is here. He went on to say
Global warming has reached a level such that we can ascribe with a high degree of confidence a cause and effect relationship between the greenhouse effect and observed warming and that It is already happening now. About a year later in a Manhattan office Dr Hansen was asked If what you’re saying about the greenhouse effect is true, is anything going to look different down there in 20 years, after some thought he replied 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. It’s over 30 years later, and the West Side Highway definitely isn’t underwater, although Hansens defenders will bring up Super Storm Sandy, when a hurricane, hit Manhattan, during high tide and a full moon, Dr Hansen never mentioned any of those conditions. Dr Hansen has a gift for creating a mental picture of dramatic consequences that people can relate to and that the press can run with. That not a single one of Dr Hansen’s predictions have come true is irrelevant to his followers, they still hand on his every word like groupies looking for their next hit of fear driven virtue signaling.
Is there any truth to Dr Hansen’s statement about Global Warming already started? The thing that most people don’t know is that for 20 years prior to his testimony as a NASA Scientist Dr Hansen had removed 3,000 remote weather reporting stations that didn’t agree with his climate change theory, so he literally cooked the books, to engineer the results he wanted (see A Critical Review of Global Surface Temperature Data Products). If you look at the chart in Figure 1-1 on Page 8 you can see there are approximately 6,000 weather reporting stations in 1960, by the year 1990 there are only 3,000 weather stations (see chart below). Then to guarantee the temperatures started to rise he started adding new weather reporting stations located in urban areas, mostly airport that would guarantee the data showed temperatures were rising (see Urban Warming). By removing the data that disagreed with global warming, and adding in data that was being artificially inflated, he manipulated the data so it would show the result he wanted it to show. Explaining this to someone who doesn’t think scientists would lie to push an agenda, is challenging thing to do.