James E. Hansen: “Climate change is here — and worse than we thought”
When I testified before the Senate in the hot summer of 1988 , I warned of the kind of future that climate change would bring to us and our planet. I painted a grim picture of the consequences of steadily increasing temperatures, driven by mankind’s use of fossil fuels.
But I have a confession to make: I was too optimistic.
Interestingly WaPo chose to append:
Read more from Opinions:
This is from GISS:
Update of Fig. 3(a) in Hansen, Global Climate Changes as Forecast by Goddard Institute for Space Studies Three-Dimensional Model, 1988, JGR and Fig. 2 in Hansen, et al.Global temperature change, 2006, PNAS. Figure also available in PDF. (Updated on 2012/01/20, now with GHCN version 3)
His own site shows temperatures below his carbon constraint since ’88 projection. So much for “worse than we thought”. Quaint that they tried to obscure the global temperature by prominently overwriting with “station data” (i.e., land surface) in red.