Aussie Pete’s ALARMIST WATCH
Your Fortnightly update on Climate Alarmism and
Alaska today has the Most Ice Ever Recorded
- Healthy Polar Bear Count Confounds Doomsayers there are about 25,000 polar bears across Canada’s Arctic. “That’s likely the highest [population level] there has ever been.”—Paul Waldie, The Globe and Mail, 5 April 2012
- NASA’s James Hansen utterly discredited James is the Tim Flannery of the United States. This scoundrel has been manipulating the temperature record to show warming where there has been cooling and less ice where there has been more. NASA climate scientists under leadership of Hansen have demonstrated nearly complete incompetence in forecasting, & they have tampered with data to try to hide their mispredictions.
In 1988, Hansen made three very famous forecasts (shown below) of temperature rise, based on high, medium and very low (Scenario C) CO2 production.
His forecasts were very poor, and indicate that he has greatly overestimated the effect of CO2 on the climate. The graph below overlays the most recent NASA global temperatures(red line) on Hansen’s predictions from 1988. The red circle shows 2012 temperature anomalies so far.
NASA reported temperatures show more of an increase than satellites do, but even the NASA temperatures fall below Scenario C - which essentially assumes that people stopped producing CO2 in the year 2000. Hansen’s own data invalidates his theory, yet he continues to ramp up his claims about the magnitude of global warming. This is the mark of a very poor scientist.
Sources said ministers are prepared to block major developments of onshore wind turbines under the new Localism Act that came into force last month.