quote: In 1971, Hansen wrote his first climate model, which showed the world was about to experience severe global cooling. NASA colleagues used it to warn the world that immediate action was needed to prevent catastrophe.
quote: We are indebted to Dr. Hansen for making these Mie scattering calculations for us, for suggesting the use of the two-stream approximation, and for checking the fluxes obtained by the two-stream approximation against some exact solutions (which agree to within about 5 percent) to the multiple scattering problem [see, for example, J. E. Hansen, Astrophys. J. 155, 565 (1969)].
quote: the 'Open Society Institute' funded Hansen to the tune of $720,000, carefully orchestrating his entire media campaign.
quote: An increase by only a factor of 4 in global aerosol background concentration may be sufficient to reduce the surface temperature by as much as 3.5 ° K. If sustained over a period of several years, such a temperature decrease over the whole globe is believed to be sufficient to trigger an ice age.
quote: himself has described his contribution here
quote: At Steve’s 60th birthday celebration I argued that the Rasool and Schneider paper was a useful scientific paper, an example of hypothesis testing, in the spirit of good science.
quote: And you're still missing the main point. Most people don't read research papers, they read NEWSPAPERS. A journalist interviewed Rasool and reported he claimed an Ice Age is coming. That's what counts. Not what he wrote in a journal.