They Said It
Jan 01, 2008
“Time was, people warning the world “Repent - the end is nigh!” were snickered at as fruitcakes….”

By Alan Siddons

"Time was, people warning the world “Repent - the end is nigh!” were snickered at as fruitcakes. Now they own the media and run the schools. How’d that happen?”


Nov 12, 2007
“…cooling will be the more damaging; arguably, it is also the most imminent threat…”

By Dr. Bob Carter, Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, Australia

”...Of the two future climate possibilities, dangerous warming or dangerous cooling, the evidence suggests that cooling will be the more damaging; arguably, it is also the most imminent threat. First, because there has been no measurable warming of global average temperatures since 1998; second, because this lack of warming coincides with empirical computer predictions for cooling and evidence for decreasing solar activity in the first few decades of the 21st century; and third because the current warm interglacial period has already lasted 10 000 years and will inevitably be followed by a glaciation.” See story here. See four part lecture videos here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.


Nov 02, 2007
“…all the fuss about global warming is grossly exaggerated.”

By Freeman Dyson, Retired Princeton Physicist

“...all the fuss about global warming is grossly exaggerated. Here I am opposing the holy brotherhood of climate model experts and the crowd of deluded citizens who believe the numbers predicted by the computer models. ... I have studied the climate models and I know what they can do. ... They do a very poor job of describing the clouds, the dust, the chemistry and the biology of fields and farms and forests. They do not begin to describe the real world that we live in.”


Nov 02, 2007
“There is no effective way to meaningfully reduce emissions…”

By Alan Greenspan, Former Federal Reserve Chairman

“There is no effective way to meaningfully reduce emissions without negatively impacting a large part of an economy. Net, it is a tax. If the cap is low enough to make a meaningful inroad into CO2 emissions, permits will become expensive and large numbers of companies will experience cost increases that make them less competitive. Jobs will be lost and real incomes of workers constrained.”


Oct 06, 2007
“…public support for multi-billion dollar climate change schemes will quickly die”

By Tim Bill and Tom Harrris in the Canada Free Press

"Climate change campaigners are frightened that, if the lid is lifted off the Pandora’s Box of modern day climate science, the vast uncertainties and contradictions in the field will become apparent and public support for multi-billion dollar climate change schemes will quickly die.”

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Sep 20, 2007
The world “could be as little as 50 or 60 years away from a disastrous new ice age”

Inside the Beltway - The Washington Times

U.S. Scientist Sees New Ice Age Coming,” blares the headline of the July 9, 1971, article, which cautions readers that the world “could be as little as 50 or 60 years away from a disastrous new ice age, a leading atmospheric scientist predicts.” The scientist was S.I. Rasool, a colleague of James E. Hansen’s at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The article goes on to say that Mr. Rasool came to his chilling conclusions by resorting in part to a new computer program developed by Mr. Hansen that studied clouds above Venus. 


Sep 01, 2007
“The contrarians will be remembered as court jesters.”

By James Hansen, NASA

"Make no doubt, however, if tipping points are passed, if we, in effect, destroy Creation, passing on to our children, grandchildren, and the unborn a situation out of their control, the contrarians who work to deny and confuse will not be the principal culprits. The contrarians will be remembered as court jesters. There is no point to joust with court jesters. They will always be present. They will continue to entertain even if the Titanic begins to take on water. Their role and consequence is only as a diversion from what is important.”

Read more on Hansen’s latest ranting on Newsbusters here.


Aug 20, 2007
“…the climates of the several states of our union have undergone a sensible change “

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Weather Diary (January 1, 1810 to December 31, 1816)

"It is a common opinion that the climates of the several states of our union have undergone a sensible change since the dates of their first settlements; that the degrees of both cold & heat are moderated. The same opinion prevails as to Europe; if facts gleaned from history give reasons to believe that, since the times of Augustus Caesar, the climate of Italy, for example, has changed regularly at the rate of 1 [degree] of Fahrenheit’s thermometer for every century. May we not hope that the methods invented in latter times for measuring with accuracy the degrees of heat and cold, and the observations which have been & will be made and preserved, will at length ascertain this curious fact in physical history?”

Thanks to Willie Soon who used this quote in EPW testimony. Also see Willie’s paper on Thomas Jefferson on climate and this story from Lubos Motl on the misuse of Jefferson’s work by Hansen.


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