Unpack Your Long Johns

Thirty years ago, NASA scientist James Hansen told the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that he had a “high degree of confidence” that Earth would be significantly warmer by 2018. It isn’t. And in that regard, what just happened over the past two years is especially interesting: global average temperatures dropped 0.56 C degrees—the most dramatic cooling event of the last century!

[Incidentally, “high degree of confidence” was the same phrase government operatives used to justify the U.S. invasion of Iraq to seize alleged weapons of mass destruction.