Global Warming: What We Knew in ’82

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Climate Denial Crock of the Week has posted a very interesting video that calls attention to “the contrast between what scientists already knew even 30 years ago, and the pathetically slow response to this gathering storm.”  The video draws on footage from a talk given by scientist Michael MacCracken at the Sandia National Lab in 1982, combined with a recent interview with MacCracken at a climate conference at the University of Michigan, with additional comments by Jim Hansen, Andrew Dessler, and others.  We’ve taken the liberty of reposting it here, with thanks to Peter Sinclair.  (Additional MacCracken links below.)

Mike MacCracken has been a guest contributor at Climate Science Watch and we have cited his work on several occasions:

MacCracken v. Happer: The Real Truth about Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change (September 21, 2011)

MacCracken federal court Declaration defending EPA Endangerment Finding (December 6, 2010)

Climate Progress interviews Christopher Field and Michael MacCracken on climate change reality (February 8, 2010)

Michael MacCracken: The Achievable Path to Climate Protection (December 8, 2009)

Michael MacCracken’s review of Roger Pielke, Sr.’s May 14 climate talk to the Marshall Institute (June 1, 2009)

Michael MacCracken’s analysis of errors in Robinson, Robinson, and Soon 2007 contrarian article (July 25, 2008)

MacCracken on Lindzen’s misleading Newsweek Op-Ed (May 12, 2007)

Michael MacCracken’s 2002 letter to the ExxonMobil board of directors (November 23, 2006)

Gore as Science Educator: Climate Scientist Michael MacCracken’s Assessment (July 15, 2006)

Refuting a Global Warming Denier (critical analysis of report by David Legates) (June 11, 2006)

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