With help from George Bush Sr. who made fighting 'the greenhouse effect' a central plank of his presidential campaign. Hansen's worst predictions haven't been realized but he continues to be showered with money and attention.
2/10/2008, "Climate scientist they could not silence," TimesOnlineUK, Jonathan Leake (subscrip.)
"The recent warm winters that Britain has experienced are a clear sign that the climate is changing, he (Hansen) says. And that "...the global rises in temperature could be approaching the point of becoming irreversible. "...
"What marks Hansen out is his success in getting such ideas heard.
- “My original media sin goes back to 1981,” says Hansen.
“I had written a paper for Science [the renowned academic journal] making predictions about climate change, but I thought it might get ignored.
- So I sent it to a reporter at The New York Times –
- and he put it on the front page.”...
In 1989, "Called before a congressional committee hearing looking at climate change, he (Hansen) sent an advance fax
- to Al Gore, its chairman,
suggesting some of the questions that he would like to answer....
This time the resulting storm was so great it saw climate change catapulted into the political arena as never before.
- George Bush Sr (the father of George W Bush), who was then running for president,
- promised to “fight the greenhouse effect with the White House effect”.
4/17/12, "Spectacularly Poor Climate Science At NASA," Steven Goddard, Real Science
"For the past 30 years, NASA climate scientists under the leadership of Dr. Hansen have demonstrated nearly complete incompetence in forecasting, and they have tampered with data to try to hide their mispredictions....
Dr. James Hansen of NASA, has been the world’s leading promoter of the idea that the world is headed towards “climate disaster.” There is little evidence to back this up. "...
March 15, 2011, "The Most Misunderstood (And Censored) Man In The World," Steven Goddard, Real Science
5/15/12, "Empirical Data Vs. Predictions," C3 Headlines
"Much research and many peer reviewed studies are represented in the headlines below. In almost every case, it has been found that "expert" and/or computer model predictions are contradicted by the actual empirical evidence. (last updated 5/14/2012)....
March 2011, "Was there a basis for anticipating the 2010 Russian heat wave?" AGU, Geophysical Research Letters.
The 2010 Russian heatwave was not man-caused, rather it was due to natural events.
5/10/12, "Global Warming: An Exclusive Look at James Hansen’s Scary New Math," Time Magazine, Paul Tullis
"How can NASA physicist and climatologist James E. Hansen, writing in the New York Times today, “say with high confidence” that recent heat waves in
- Texas and