NASA's James Hansen looking creepy
NASA's James Hansen is claiming there is a direct link between the Texas 2011 heat wave and
(Houston Chronicle) — Well known climate scientist and activist James Hansen has a new paper on climate science titled, Climate Variability and Climate Change: The New Climate Dice.I will let the words of Andrew Dessler professor at Texas A&M University in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences refute this outrageous claim.
In the paper he directly and without equivocation ties the Moscow (2010) and Texas (2011) heat waves to climate change:
Thus there is no need to equivocate about the summer heat waves in Texas in 2011 and Moscow in 2010, which exceeded 3σ – it is nearly certain that they would not have occurred in the absence of global warming. If global warming is not slowed from its current pace, by mid-century 3σ events will be the new norm and 5σ events will be common.
I know that climate change does not cause any specific weather event.James Hansen presides over the GISS data set. He has been accused of fudging the numbers.