During the very hot summer of 1988, NASA’s James Hansen testified before Congress and told them that there would be a big increase in the frequency of heatwaves in the US by the 1990’s.
The exact opposite has occurred, as 1988 was the last summer when a lot of daily temperature records were set or tied.
The frequency of hot days has declined sharply in the US since the 1930’s, and 1988 was the last year when more than one day out of eight was over 90 degrees.
Hansen also predicted a 600% increase in the likelihood of drought relative to the 1950’s.
Once again, the exact opposite has occurred. Prior to 1960, the US was in drought 50% of the time. Since 1960, the US has been in drought only 33% of the time.
Hansen and his fellow clown Kerry Emanuel from MIT predicted a big increase in the strength of hurricanes, with 225 MPH winds.
Once again, the exact opposite has occurred. The frequency of US major hurricane strikes has plummeted from a peak in the 1940’s to a record low at the present.
Besides all the junk science surrounding Hansen’s 1988 testimony, Hansen and Senator Tim Wirth from Colorado picked the hottest day of the summer, and then sabotaged the air conditioning in the Congressional hearing room.
we called the Weather Bureau and found out what historically was the hottest day of the summer. Well, it was June 6 or June 9 or whatever it was, so we scheduled the hearing that day, and bingo: It was the hottest day on record in Washington, or close to it. It was stiflingly hot that summer. [At] the same time you had this drought all across the country, so the linkage between the Hansen hearing and the drought became very intense.
… What we did it was went in the night before and opened all the windows, I will admit, right? So that the air conditioning wasn’t working inside the room and so when the, when the hearing occurred there was not only bliss, which is television cameras in double figures, but it was really hot. … So Hansen’s giving this testimony, you’ve got these television cameras back there heating up the room, and the air conditioning in the room didn’t appear to work. So it was sort of a perfect collection of events that happened that day, with the wonderful Jim Hansen, who was wiping his brow at the witness table and giving this remarkable testimony.
The people behind the global warming scam are crooks. They have been proven wrong over and over again, and instead of admitting they were wrong, they simply alter the data to make it look like they were correct.