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“We’re toast if we don’t get on a very different path,” Hansen, director of the Goddard Institute of Space Sciences who is sometimes called the godfather of global warming science, told The Associated Press. “This is the last chance.”

– JUNE 24, 2008

NASA Climate Scientist Says “We’re Toast” – CBS News

“We see a tipping point occurring right before our eyes,” Hansen told the AP before the luncheon. “The Arctic is the first tipping point and it’s occurring exactly the way we said it would.” Hansen, echoing work by other scientists, said that in five to 10 years, the Arctic will be free of sea ice in the summer.

The Argus-Press – Google News Archive Search

There has been no trend in Arctic sea ice since Hansen made that forecast.

Global Warming Has Begun, Expert Tells Senate – The New York Times

we called the Weather Bureau and found out what historically was the hottest day of the summer. Well, it was June 6 or June 9 or whatever it was, so we scheduled the hearing that day, and bingo: It was the hottest day on record in Washington, or close to it. It was stiflingly hot that summer. [At] the same time you had this drought all across the country, so the linkage between the Hansen hearing and the drought became very intense.

… What we did it was went in the night before and opened all the windows, I will admit, right? So that the air conditioning wasn’t working inside the room and so when the, when the hearing occurred there was not only bliss, which is television cameras in double figures, but it was really hot. …  So Hansen’s giving this testimony, you’ve got these television cameras back there heating up the room, and the air conditioning in the room didn’t appear to work. So it was sort of a perfect collection of events that happened that day, with the wonderful Jim Hansen, who was wiping his brow at the witness table and giving this remarkable testimony.

Interviews – Timothy Wirth | Hot Politics | FRONTLINE | PBS

This week in 1988 was an outlier which went against the trend.

Lawrence Journal-World – Google News Archive Search

Stormy weather – Global warming –

Manhattan is still there.

(94) Live NYC Lower Manhattan & New York Harbor Cam – YouTube

24 Jun 1988, 4 – The Miami News at

There has been no change in Great Lakes water levels over the past century.

Great Lakes Dashboard – HTML5

via Real Climate Science

June 21, 2022

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