A RealClimateer denounces Jim Hansen’s Venus-type runaway greenhouse effect.
From Andy Revkin’s Dot Earth blog:
Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, a climate scientist at the University of Chicago and contributor to Realclimate.org (and sometimes Dot Earth), sent this thought [about the New York Times’ recent permafrost fearmongering]:
“Regarding the methane time-bomb issue, I do understand the need to respond to unwarranted predictions of catastrophe. I’ve made responses of this type myself. For example I think that Jim Hansen is demonstrably wrong in his assertion that a Venus-type runaway greenhouse is a virtual certainty if we burn all the coal; he is right about almost everything and I greatly admire him, but he is wrong about this…”
Read Steve Milloy’s January 2009 FoxNews.com column, “Al Gore and Venus Envy“.