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Coal-fired power stations are death factories. Close them (James Hansen rant)
The Guardian (UK) ^ | February 15, 2009 | James Hansen

Posted on 02/17/2009 7:33:22 AM PST by CedarDave

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To: arderkrag

Why can’t this guy choke on his own vomit? All the rest of us are.


21 posted on 02/17/2009 7:57:06 AM PST by aruanan
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To: CedarDave
Related thread:

The Political Philosophy of James Hansen

22 posted on 02/17/2009 7:58:05 AM PST by CedarDave (Pray that during the next four years we don't lose the America we so love.)
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To: Ford4000

“Hansen is channeling Jimmy Carter.”

I think it’s more Rachel Carlson.


23 posted on 02/17/2009 7:58:30 AM PST by Rennes Templar (The Messiah and the Religion of Fleece)
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To: Paladin2

Exactly! When these people live a completely “carbon free” life themselves, I might listen to them. Until then, they are just hypocrites.


24 posted on 02/17/2009 8:04:37 AM PST by henkster (When I was young I was told anyone could be President. Now I believe it.)
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To: aruanan
Why can’t this guy choke on his own vomit? All the rest of us are.

Hansen is not without his own Nemesis.

Steve McIntyre of Climate Audit hauls Hansen up by his short hairs rather regularly. It was McIntyre who forced Hansen to back off his pronouncement that 1998 was the warmest year on record, and putting that title back where it belongs, to 1934.

25 posted on 02/17/2009 8:09:07 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: CedarDave

Coal is the only significant source of power generation native to the UK. We still have a bucketload of the stuff underground and the only reason we don’t still mine the stuff on any real scale any more is because Thatcher, to her eternal shame, completely shafted the industry back in the 1980s instead of supporting it. Which is why we are now mostly dependent on foreign sources of energy when before we were net energy exporters in a big way....


26 posted on 02/17/2009 8:12:01 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: aruanan

ANY CHANCE WE COULD SEND HIM TO THE CLOSEST FAR-AWAY SPOT IN SPACE?


27 posted on 02/17/2009 8:23:30 AM PST by Foolsgold ("We live in the greatest country in the world and I am going to change it" Barry O'boomarang 2008)
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To: CedarDave
I just retired after 31 years in a coal fired power plant. the most deadly thing there is the stress caused by the rotating shifts.

Few make it to retirement age. Most find a “medical” reason to quit, (bad knees, bad back, stroke, We have allowed several very incompetent persons to use “medical” as an excuse to get them out of the company, One died from appendicitis, heart attacks, alcoholism. Only ONE got a disease (Mesothelioma, Asbestos). One from Louisiana, cancer capitol of the world, died of cancer. He smoked like a chimney.

The cooling lake is loaded with fish, Bald eagles are all over the place in winter, and I have seen more deer here than anywhere I have ever lived. There were were few deer thirty years ago.

The worst thing about that coal fired plant is that we had a couple of JERKS promoted to supervisors .

Hansen is full of it.

28 posted on 02/17/2009 8:39:08 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: Minn
coal is the single greatest threat to civilisation and all life on our planet

But Algore says the greatest threat is the internal combustion engine! Dissention in the lunatic fringe.

29 posted on 02/17/2009 9:10:29 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: CedarDave

Why is this man pontificating on the taxpayer’s dime?


30 posted on 02/17/2009 9:12:07 AM PST by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: refermech
The coal fired plants should be converted to nuclear power.

Easier said than done.

31 posted on 02/17/2009 9:18:51 AM PST by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: exit82
Why is this man pontificating on the taxpayer’s dime?

Good question. During the Bush years, supporters cried "muzzling" if he did not express his views as frequently as he wanted. No with Obama supporting his views to the max, I suspect he's the poster child, and the red carpet and feast on the table are laid before him.

32 posted on 02/17/2009 9:50:20 AM PST by CedarDave (Pray that during the next four years we don't lose the America we so love.)
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To: exit82

Is there ANYTHING in nature that is irreverseable?

This is just fear-mongering plan and simple, just like the stimulus bill. Same playbook, it’s time we fight back.


33 posted on 02/17/2009 9:57:16 AM PST by Lets Roll NOW
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To: Minn

He’s wrong, Its Ice.


34 posted on 02/17/2009 10:25:57 AM PST by OriginalChristian (If you can't get Life right, nothing else you think or say matters....)
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To: CedarDave; proud_yank; FrPR; enough_idiocy; Desdemona; rdl6989; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; ...
Thanx !

 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

35 posted on 02/17/2009 3:27:38 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Hope + Change = PORKULU$)
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To: Ole Okie
Steve McIntyre of Climate Audit hauls Hansen up by his short hairs rather regularly. It was McIntyre who forced Hansen to back off his pronouncement that 1998 was the warmest year on record, and putting that title back where it belongs, to 1934.

I enjoy soooooo much watching McIntyre drop kick Hansen, Schmidt, Mann, and others.
36 posted on 02/18/2009 12:01:19 PM PST by aruanan
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