Global Climate Change: A 24 year Snapshot
In 1988 (the year I was born) James Hansen, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, testified before the U.S. Senate on the destruction climate change would bring to Earth in the coming years if something were not done to start curbing dangerous carbon pollution. In his Washington Post opinion piece published earlier this month, Hansen reveals that the bleak forecast he predicted for our planet 24 years ago was far too optimistic:
“My projections about increasing global temperature have been proved true. But I failed to fully explore how quickly that average rise would drive an increase in extreme weather.”
And what does Kelly cite?
8. 2010- Extremely Cold and Wet Winter Weather on the East Coast of the U.S.
In February 2010, a massive blizzard dubbed “Snowmageddon” by president Obama caused chaos in the eastern US, with parts of the region buried under more than 20 inches of snow.
Yup, she went there. Good grief.
She also mentions a “reckless” tornado that hit in Japan, whateverthehell that is. And Hurricane Katrina….hey, did you know it’s almost 2500 days since a major hurricane hit the mainland US? And almost 4 years since any hurricane hit the mainland US?
These are just 10 examples of some of the most recognizable faces of climate change over the past 24 years – which is basically my whole lifetime.
What, no mention of the “statistically insignificant” warming since the El Nino of 1998? The massive cold and snow in Europe, the Middle East, western Asia, and the Southern Hemisphere over the last 4 winters? Oh, sorry, that’s “climate change”. Greenhouse gases making things so warm it gets bitterly cold and snowy.