NASA's Hansen Exploits Hot Summers To Push 'Carbon Fascism'Submitted by emalvini on Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:35
NASA's Hansen Exploits Hot Summers To Push 'Carbon Fascism'
Severe summer heat caused by humans not natural events, says Nasa scientist
STEVE CONNOR | TUESDAY 07 AUGUST 2012
Global warming is responsible for the recent spate of summer heatwaves, according to James Hansen, the scientist who first alerted the world to the dangers of climate change. Dr Hansen, director of Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, said that the "climate dice" are now loaded in favour of extreme heatwaves which now affect 10 per cent of the Earth's surface, compared with about 1 per cent in the period between 1951 to 1980.
Dr Hansen said that at least three extreme summers over the past decade, the 2003 heatwave in Europe which killed more than 50,000 people, the 2010 hot summer in Moscow and last year's droughts in Texas and Oklahoma, were almost certainly the result of man-made climate change rather than natural events.