Hansen predicted Manhattan flooded by 2000 Sept 8, 2010 8:43:10 GMT 1
Post by marchesarosa on Sept 8, 2010 8:43:10 GMT 1
If you Google keywords Bob Reiss, Jim Hansen and Hudson River you will find links that take you to an account of an 1988 interview with the then Washington Post reporter where Hansen predicts the Hudson River Highway will be under water by 2000. Hansen re-affirmed his extremist views in 2001 to the same writer. Hansen’s NASA GISS office at 2880 Broadway in NYC, has a view of the Hudson River.
Bob Reiss described his own interview with Hansen to Suzy Hansen (no relative) in 2001 while publicizing his upcoming book “Stormy Weather”. Here's a transcript of the intervew.
Extreme weather means more terrifying hurricanes and
tornadoes and fires than we usually see. But what can we expect such conditions to do to our daily life?
While doing research 12 or 13 years ago, I met Jim Hansen, the scientist who in 1988 predicted the greenhouse effect before Congress. I went over to the window with him and looked out on Broadway in New York City and said, “If what you’re saying about the greenhouse effect is true, is anything going to look different down there in 20 years?” He looked for a while and was quiet and didn’t say anything for a couple seconds. Then he said, “Well, there will be more traffic.” I, of course, didn’t think he heard the question right. Then he explained, “The West Side Highway [which runs along the Hudson River] will be under water. And there will be tape across the windows across the street because of high winds. And the same birds won’t be there. The trees in the median strip will change.” Then he said, “There will be more police cars.” Why? “Well, you know what happens to crime when the heat goes up.”
And so far, over the last 10 years, we’ve had 10 of the hottest years on record.
Didn’t he also say that restaurants would have signs in their windows that read, “Water by request only.”
Under the greenhouse effect, extreme weather increases. Depending on where you are in terms of the hydrological cycle, you get more of whatever you’re prone to get. New York can get droughts, the droughts can get more severe and you’ll have signs in restaurants saying “Water by request only.”
When did he say this will happen?
Within 20 or 30 years. And remember we had this conversation in 1988 or 1989.
Does he still believe these things?
Yes, he still believes everything. I talked to him a few months ago and he said he wouldn’t change anything that he said then.
So not only did Dr. Hansen make the claims in the late 1980′s, he reaffirmed his predictions again in 2001. Suzy Hansen recorded the interview with Reiss and included it in a review of Bob Reiss's book "The Coming Storm: Extreme Weather and Our Terrifying Future," that you can see here dir.salon.com/books/int/2001/10/23/weather/index.html
Here is Hansen’s office view down to the Hudson River.
Needless to say the West Side Highway is NOT under water more than two decades after Hansen made that silly prediction
Hansen is a raving lunatic. So is lazarus if he gives any credence to what he says and the falsified global dataset he produces at NASA/GISS.
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