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Hansen Savages Democrats In Shock Statement. Turns on Clinton Administration.
hauntingthelibrary ^ | 1/24/2011 | hauntingthelibrary

Posted on 01/25/2011 9:08:16 AM PST by Signalman

James Hansen, the controversial scientist at the centre of the global warming movement has turned on America’s Democrat party in a shock announcement, savaging past Democrat administrations for “huge mistakes” that denied America the possibility of producing zero carbon emissions energy by now.

Andy Revkin of the New York Times reported that Hansen was not happy with the current Obama administration, as despite offering his services “I never heard back anything from the White House”. This “lame” approach, he said could be seen in past Democrat administrations:

Nowhere is the lame middle-of-the-road go-slow compromise approach clearer than in the case of nuclear power. The [Obama] Administration has been reluctant to admit that the Carter and Clinton/Gore administrations made a huge mistake in pulling the U.S. back from development of advanced nuclear technology.

That is the way to make nuclear power safer (nuclear power already has the best safety record of any major industry in the United States) and resistant to weapons proliferation

New York Times. Dot Earth. NASA’s Hansen Pushes Obama for a Carbon Cost and a Nuclear Push.

Hansen also slammed President Obama for buckling to advocacy groups who impede progress on nuclear power, rather than being a “responsible leader” and authorizing a major new programme of building new nuclear power stations:

Nevertheless, the easiest thing that he could do, and perhaps the best that we can hope for, is for him to give a strong boost to nuclear power.

Unfortunately, he seems to fall prey to Democratic politics on this, rather than being a responsible leader.

New York Times. Dot Earth. NASA’s Hansen Pushes Obama for a Carbon Cost and a Nuclear Push.

Hansen’s comments may well be a dig at blogger Joe Romm, formerly Acting Assistant Secretary at the Department of Energy for the Clinton administration. Despite frequently proclaiming global warming to be an existential threat to humanity, Romm has hindered the move to low emissions energy by waging a campaign against nuclear power, which – as Hansen notes – has “the best safety record of any major industry”. Why is Romm ignoring the advice of the scientists he himself champions? Is it science, or is it politics?

Opinion:

This is a perfect example of how the campaign over man-made global warming is a political campaign far more than a scientific one. Nuclear power could provide the zero or low emissions energy that the warmists claim is desperately needed to save the world.

Yet they campaign virulently against it, on spurious grounds. They demand that we listen to the scientists on global warming. Yet, when those same scientists say that nuclear power is safe and should be pursued on a massive scale, they go silent, or point to a fringe minority who advocate against it on ideological grounds.

Why?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: agw; globalwarming; hansen; jameshansen

1 posted on 01/25/2011 9:08:18 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Signalman

This guy is a legend in his own mind.


2 posted on 01/25/2011 9:13:10 AM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: Signalman

Obama’s Global Warming Czar announced her resignation today. Global Warming is Dead!


3 posted on 01/25/2011 9:13:42 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

She DID? The Lord is on His Throne.


4 posted on 01/25/2011 9:16:04 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Signalman

When do the fraud and extortion trials start? This fraud is a huge crime on everyone IMO.


5 posted on 01/25/2011 9:19:17 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Signalman

In no way would I ever agree with anything Hansen said, but I do see a lot of irony here.

If Obama agreed to push for build 100 new nuclear plants, like McPain wanted to do, the unions would be the biggest winners, as thousands of union workers - professional, skilled and unskilled - would be working full time for years.

So, unions pushed their members to vote for Obama, and Obama stabs those workers in the back. Irony.


6 posted on 01/25/2011 9:20:53 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Signalman

Hansen is pro-Nuc? Maybe I need to rethink my position.


7 posted on 01/25/2011 9:25:42 AM PST by LTCJ (The Constitution; first, last, always.)
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To: Signalman

Obama would do well to fire this charlatan.


8 posted on 01/25/2011 9:25:58 AM PST by MeganC (If stupidity HURT we'd have a better country!)
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To: Signalman
This jackass has become a multi-millionaire, working as a Federal employee. Any guesses as to how that happened?

Al Gore had a net worth of a few million, when he left office, but is worth many hundreds of millions now.

Interesting how we keep hearing about big business paying big money to oppose the AGW scam, but the money being made from promoting the scam is orders of magnitude larger.

9 posted on 01/25/2011 10:11:45 AM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: savedbygrace
So, unions pushed their members to vote for Obama, and Obama stabs those workers in the back. Irony.

You have to understand that the Union leadership does not give a damn about the rank and file members. The leadership of all the major unions has been taken over by radical leftists looking to destroy the private sector and the jobs it provides.

10 posted on 01/25/2011 10:26:25 AM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Odd, it appears that the Environmental advisors don’t last long in a president’s cabinet. I wonder what is going on?


11 posted on 01/25/2011 12:34:48 PM PST by Morpheus2009 ("God doesn't play dice" - Albert Einstein)
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To: Signalman

They oppose nuclear power, because when you play politics, you need villains, or potent crises to exist, so that you can keep peddling yourself as the “good guy”. They hold off on nuclear energy now, because if it appears that the problem is solved, their fundamentalist cult of “climate change” would be threatened, there wouldn’t be an unsolved problem to project. They need the myth of a climate armageddon without solution to keep propagating to keep the power, so they oppose nuclear energy. This system was described by Patrick Moore as his reason for leaving Greenpeace. Nuclear energy was capable of handling what he perceived as Climate Change all too well, yet his organization wouldn’t support it, so he left the group.


12 posted on 01/25/2011 12:41:18 PM PST by Morpheus2009 ("God doesn't play dice" - Albert Einstein)
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To: Signalman

Why is this guy and the rest of the fraudsters at the GISS still recieving funding?

Republicans should cut them off ASAP


13 posted on 01/25/2011 12:43:45 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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14 posted on 01/25/2011 10:11:28 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: headstamp 2

“This guy is a legend in his own mind.”

He is a raging lunatic in MY mind, not to mention a charlatan.


15 posted on 01/25/2011 11:02:52 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Signalman

because it is all political BS just like the protests by libs against the war when Bush was Pres.


16 posted on 01/25/2011 11:54:24 PM PST by dila813
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To: 3niner
This jackass has become a multi-millionaire, working as a Federal employee. Any guesses as to how that happened?

"Yes, my wife is very frugal."

17 posted on 01/26/2011 12:48:17 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Signalman

Dr. Hansen is a box of Depends and a road trip away from a padded cell.


18 posted on 01/26/2011 2:48:30 AM PST by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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To: Signalman
They know you're a nut and a con artist, Dr. Hansen, and now they're trying to figure out how to get out of going down with your sinking ship.

No Smoking Hot Spot (The Australian)

The missing hotspot (JoNova)

Those two articles take Greenhouse Theory at face value and by the criterion set up in the theory itself finds no evidence of warming on the basis of greenhouse effect.

The Hidden Flaw in Greenhouse Theory

Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics

Harvard astrophysicist dismisses AGW theory, challenges peers to 'take back climate science'

It Is Impossible For A 100 ppm Increase In Atmospheric CO2 Concentration To Cause Global Warming

Those four articles each show that Greenhouse Theory has no basis in reality due to a direct conflict with the known laws of physics. No wonder the smoking gun "hotspot" can't be found.

Claim That Sea Level Is Rising Is a Total Fraud

That article pretty much puts the kibosh on any serious trend of planetary warming from any cause. Think about it. If there is absolutely no sign at all of rising sea levels how could the planet be warming? Beyond the centuries long slow warming of the earth and rising of the seas of course. But that is only a few millimeters per century due to the inter-glacial period we are in.

19 posted on 01/26/2011 2:52:48 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: Signalman

Considering his life’s “work” has been a fraud....its somewhat understandable as it has been exposed as such.


20 posted on 01/26/2011 2:53:57 AM PST by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: Signalman
Think he could be referring to this?

http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Thorium-A-Cheap-Clean-and-Safe-Alternative-to-Uranium.html

21 posted on 01/26/2011 3:03:39 AM PST by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: LTCJ

“Hansen is pro-Nuc? Maybe I need to rethink my position.”

That was my reaction as well. At least, he is not committed to reverting us to a medieval lifestyle, like so many of the other GW fanatics.


22 posted on 01/26/2011 4:03:58 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Obama’s Global Warming Czar announced her resignation today. Global Warming is Dead!

One more stupid liberal idea ( read:scam) bites the dust...

23 posted on 01/26/2011 8:19:26 AM PST by GOPJ (How Liberal Journalists Think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF3hbPtCttc)
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