James E. Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, says that climate change is real, is here, is worse than expected
In a new analysis of the past six decades of global temperatures, which will be published Monday, my colleagues and I have revealed a stunning increase in the frequency of extremely hot summers, with deeply troubling ramifications for not only our future but also for our present.
This is not a climate model or a prediction but actual observations of weather events and temperatures that have happened. Our analysis shows that it is no longer enough to say that global warming will increase the likelihood of extreme weather and to repeat the caveat that no individual weather event can be directly linked to climate change. To the contrary, our analysis shows that, for the extreme hot weather of the recent past, there is virtually no explanation other than climate change.
Well, there's only one conclusion to draw from this piece: Those pesky Bolshies are at it again! Obviously, the international Red conspirators paid Comrade Hansen to lies his ass off about global warming. Why? Well, because...because....
Because they're evil and they want to ruin our way of life. That's why.
Y'see, if we really wanted to do something about emissions, we would accelerate the switch to electric cars like the (mostly) (well, sort-of-mostly) made-in-America Tesla Model S, glowingly reviewed here
. This vehicle, in its top-end variant, has a range of 300 miles. From what I've read, 500 miles is do-able within the near future -- and a quick-charging station could "top off" your battery while you have lunch.
The Tesla costs a lot, but prices will come down as production increases. Alas, the switch to electric cars faces a couple of daunting problems...
1. Business will hesitate to create a nationwide system of charging station until lots of electric vehicles are on the road. Meanwhile, consumers will hesitate to buy the vehicles until the charging system is in place.
2. Our present power grid probably can't handle millions and millions of new electric vehicles, especially if everyone tries to charge up during certain times of the day (such as the mornings).
The obvious solution: Government should offer incentives to create charging stations across the country. Government should also build more power plants and strengthen our grid. Finally, government should do what it can to make our power supply as clean and green as possible. Such a program would necessarily employ many people, thereby solving the recession.
Better we should all fry.