Originally Posted by W*GS
Provide a link to a reference in which Hansen makes this prediction, please. I won't take your word for it - I think like a scientist, and always have doubts about hearsay. I'm skeptical that what you claim Hansen said and what he actually said are one and the same.
Two decades later, Hansen spent his time on the question of whether it's too late to do anything about it. His answer: There's still time to stop the worst, but not much time.
"We see a tipping point occurring right before our eyes," Hansen told the AP before the luncheon. "The Arctic is the first tipping point and it's occurring exactly the way we said it would."
Hansen, echoing work by other scientists, said that in five to 10 years, the Arctic will be free of sea ice in the summer.
But you'll go ahead and keep arguing that the pretty historically average amount of sea ice present 5 years later is somehow irrelevant.
I'd be more sympathetic to your arguments if you'd at least recognize MannHansen's Manhattatlantis brand of fear-mongering as fundamentally unscientific as it really is. As Hans Von Storch has repeatedly alluded to.