Tuesday, July 1, 2008

James Hanson: An Ego that Knows No Bounds

In a recent article on the Hugginton Post celebrating his 20th anniversary appearance before congress, James Hanson carries on his unending rant about man-made global warming. As always, it's an imminent "global catclysm", a "perfect storm".

But what is most amazing is he asserts that "Now, as then, I can assert that these conclusions have a certainty exceeding 99 percent."

Exceeding 99 percent.

In other words, a virtual certainty. Beyond question.

Yet, there are NO empirical tests that can prove any of his hypotheses!

And there are tens of thousands of scientists who disagree. But James Hanson is 99.something percent certain that his theory is true.

However, when you look at his projections in 1998, the results are considerably less than 99-something accurate.

He's a first and foremost a mathmetician attempting to create a computer model of something we haven't begun to fully understand, yet he has the moxy to proclaim his theories as being more than 99 percent.

I don't think I've ever witnessed the level of hubris displayed by James Hanson. He's an embarrassement to the the U.S. and to the scientific community.

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