(DAILY CALLER) – Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen famously warned Congress almost 30 years ago to the day that human activities had put the world on the path to disaster, but two scientists now say the global warming "godfather's" predictions were wrong.
Cato Institute scientists Patrick Michaels and Ryan Maue compared Hansen's temperature predictions to real-world observations and found his supposedly "highly unlikely" forecast with the least amount of warming was the most accurate.
"Global surface temperature has not increased significantly since 2000, discounting the larger-than-usual El Niño of 2015-16," Michaels and Maue wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
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"Assessed by Mr. Hansen's model, surface temperatures are behaving as if we had capped 18 years ago the carbon-dioxide emissions responsible for the enhanced greenhouse effect," the two scientists wrote. "But we didn't. And it isn't just Mr. Hansen who got it wrong."