“The world needs to take a collective yawn at Hansen’s latest claims and ask how in the world was this man ever allowed to be in charge of the NASA temperature datasets,” Climate Depot publisher Marc Morano told MRC Business.
Hansen accuses Tim Wirth of lying about stagecraft details: 'He just made these up later to make it seem interesting'
Wirth: 'Some myths about the hearing also have circulated over the years, including the idea that windows were left open or the air conditioning was not working. While I’ve heard that version of events in the past, and repeated it myself, I’ve since learned it didn’t happen.'
Hansen:'To measure SAT (Surface Air Temperature) we have to agree on what it is and, as far as I know, no such standard has been suggested or generally adopted.'
Q. If Surface Air Temperatures cannot be measured, how are SAT maps created?
Hansen: 'We may start out the model with the few observed data that are available and fill in the rest with guesses (also called extrapolations)'