Hansen, echoing work by other scientists, said that in five to 10 years, the Arctic will be free of sea ice in the summer.
Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., committee chairman, said, “Dr. Hansen was right. Twenty years later, we recognize him as a climate prophet.”
- June 24, 2008
Ten years ago, NASA’s chief climate prophet James Hansen predicted the Arctic would be ice-free no later than this summer.
Looks like big trouble for government climate prophets. Arctic sea ice volume is up 7% from when he made his prophesy, and melting at the slowest rate on record.
But to be fair to Dr. Hansen, he was a very conservative prophet. The other leading Norwegian, American and Canadian prophets predicted the North Pole would be ice-free ten years ago.
North Pole to be ice-free in 2008.
Based on the advice of these experts, Lewis Pugh tried to kayak to the North Pole.