Skip to comments.NASA’s Hansen made up to $750,000 on the side in 2010
Posted on 11/19/2011 3:49:50 PM PST by Mustang Driver
UPDATE on November 19, 2011: The outside income estimate doubled. From Glenn Reynolds: JAMES HANSEN FINANCIAL SCANDAL? Hey, theres nothing wrong with professors making outside income. But when its for global warming activism, it does call your scientific neutrality into question. In Hansens defense, no serious person has believed that he possessed scientific neutrality for years. But anybody who owns an $8000 engraved Montres Rolex watch is clearly part of the 1%, no?
THE ORIGINAL POST
Government bureaucrat James Hansen pulled down up to $750,000 last year in speeches and prize money. The American Tradition Institute reported: As it waits for the resolution of its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which seeks the outside employment permission records of global warming activist Dr. James Hansen, American Tradition Institutes Environmental Law Center has received the belatedly filed 2010 public financial disclosure of the renowned director of the NASAs Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
More than half the extra income came from the $550,600 (£372,000) or 50 million yen Blue Planet award from the Asahi Glass Foundation at the University of Tokyo on October 26, 2010.
He is also listed as an adjunct professor at Columbia University. He also reported receiving more than $5,000 for legal services from Doc Jones & Smith (a law firm) and more than $5,000 from Metro University, a client of the law firm.
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I will be a whore for global warming for half that.
Indeed. At least Algore sold his soul for the cause.
Well well well,
What do you think that message sends to other “scientists”?
Scream bloody hell about AGW killing us all and CASH IN!
This bastard Hansen should be in jail. What a crook!
whatever. as long as the muslims have self esteem. That’s all I want from NASA.
The ruined everything America had, and could
have had, in space.
There are, of course, ways to do that.
However, there are some laws against working as a consiglieri while also working as a federal government employee.
Hansen has a job, and he has a speaking schedule, and he reviews business plans. Given that all of his outside work covered the same material as his job I'd suggest he violated all those laws BUT his bosses were afraid of criticism should they prosecute him.
It's actually not too late to go after this guy.
“Green is the new red. And just like the old Red, it’s all about controlling the Green.”
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Every time a Congressman or Senator is caught red-handed doing something immoral, the ethics laws governing Federal government employees are written so as to include even more unethical activities.
Then we, the government employees, have to have a class in ethics every year. If we’re in charge of money, we have to take an ethics law course.
Having taken all this ethics training (including the law course), I’m pretty sure that Hansen has engaged in a few ethics violations.
“(7) Employees shall not use public office for private gain.”