‘Science by press release’: Hansen’s woeful claims about DC’s 95 degree temps shredded: ‘There is little or no correlation between DC summer temps & world temps’


‘In 2008, only 5 days (fewer than average) of 95 degrees temps occurred with world temps warmer than today’s. In 2009, there were 8 days with temperatures about the same as today’s… Scientists with robust results are happy to go through the regular channels to release information. Many times I have commented that the behavior of the pro-catastrophic global warming fringe is not consistent with people who are confident of their position. This is more of the same.’

Despite the science not supporting Hansen’s claims, AP’s Seth Borenstein happily promotes Hansen’s bad claims:

“In a landmark 1988 study, Hansen predicted that if greenhouse gas emissions continue, which they have, Washington, D.C., would have about nine days each year of 95 degrees or warmer in the decade of the 2010s. So far this year, with about four more weeks of summer, the city has had 23 days with 95 degrees or hotter temperatures.
Hansen says now he underestimated how bad things would get.”

— Story by the Associated Press’ Seth Borenstein

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