Former NASA GISS Climate Scientist Dr. Duane Thresher: 'As they said in Watergate, follow the money. I am going to concentrate on NASA GISS, where I was for 7 years, but it applies to all climate research institutions, of which I have been at several and am familiar with several more. The wasted and misspent money at NASA GISS and all climate research institutions is staggering.'
'While I was nearing completion of my dissertation at NASA GISS, an exposed water pipe to the bathroom overhead broke in the computer room, destroying thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment and data, including mine; the "data recovery" by incompetent NASA GISS tech support destroyed even more. To start, you should be shaking your head and saying, "why are there exposed bathroom water pipes going through a computer room?"'
Climate scientist Dr. Duane Thresher: "Start with defunding NASA GISS where this whole global warming nonsense started. It was started by James Hansen, formerly head of NASA GISS and considered the father of global warming. It was continued by Gavin Schmidt, current head of NASA GISS, anointed by Hansen, and leading climate change warrior scientist/spokesperson. I know from working there for 7 years that NASA GISS has almost been defunded several times in its life anyway. It's a small group over a restaurant (Tom's Restaurant from the TV comedy Seinfeld!) in New York City, nowhere near any other major NASA facility. Just the dedicated data link to the nearest NASA facility, GSFC in Maryland, is a big expense. GISS is the Goddard Institute for SPACE Studies. If you don't need a rocket to get to it, it's not space."
Thresher rips former colleagues: "Physicists and mathematicians who couldn't make it in their own fields, like James Hansen and Gavin Schmidt (who actually told me one reason he became a climate scientist was because he couldn't make it in his degree field of mathematics). People who just wanted instant success as fake heroes or showmen rather than doing years of hard slow obscure real science."
"NASA GISS is a monument to bad science that truly should be torn down."
Climate Depot's Marc Morano statement on 2002 article: "Will they reclassify hurricanes from 50 years ago? 100? What about old tornadoes? Will they erase the Medieval Warm period again?!"
Let's get this straight: The National Hurricane center gets federal grant to study historical storms and presto -- Past storms are made stronger based on 'we feel' guesses, 'best call' and 'best-estimates' while they admit 'uncertainty.' 'We feel the Category 5 winds at least made it to the coastline,' Max Mayfield said. 'We feel'?! Hurricane science is now reduced to 'we feel' estimates!? A cynical person might suspect that the National Hurricane Center is revising the past to show increasing hurricane strength in 'global warming' era. Similar 'revisions' occurred with the Medieval Warm Period, The Pause, Sea Levels, Global temperature data, etc."
Max Mayfield, director of the center in 2002: "We'll always have some uncertainty," Mayfield said, "but we made our best call." -- "We feel the Category 5 winds at least made it to the coastline."
Revisions occurred "after receiving federal grants to study the intensity and tracks of all hurricanes since 1910."
"Officials emphasized they were not working with new data, but rather taking another look at old data under a 'best-estimate' approach."
"Other Category 4 hurricanes may also be upgraded."
Climate Activists Peter C Frumhoff & Myles R Allen in UK Guardian blame industry for worsening storms: 'We know that the costs of both hurricanes will be enormous and that climate change will have made them far larger than they would have been otherwise...Lawsuits filed in July by three coastal California communities against ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP and other large fossil fuel companies argue that the companies, not taxpayers and residents, should bear the cost of damages from rising seas. They draw on extensive evidence that fossil fuel companies, knowing that their products contributed substantially to climate change, engaged for decades in a coordinated campaign to publicly disparage climate science to avoid limits on emissions.'
Flashback 2016: Marc Morano: "This is all part of a financial scheme. If every bad weather event can have new metrics that make them unprecedented and a record, then they will declare it fossil-fuel-'poisoned weather.' Warmist attorneys general will use any storm now to get money from energy companies claiming that their company made tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and droughts worse. They will use any bad weather event to shake down energy companies. That is why the extreme storm meme is so important."