Skip to comments.Climate Maverick to Quit NASA (James Hansen)
Posted on 04/01/2013 7:01:59 PM PDT by Rocky
James E. Hansen, the climate scientist who issued the clearest warning of the 20th century about the dangers of global warming, will retire from NASA this week, giving himself more freedom to pursue political and legal efforts to limit greenhouse gases. Science Times Podcast
Marveling at the efficiency of a killer in the skies and NASAs household name on climate change takes his fight for the earths future into retirement.
His departure, after a 46-year career at the space agencys Goddard Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan, will deprive federally sponsored climate research of its best-known public figure.
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“Maverick”? His was and is establishment opinion. Who are they going to call a maverick next, John McCain?
Anthony Watts has it posted on Watts Up With That.
Another sequester victim. I don’t know what took NASA so long but I’ll take it.
Don’t let the door hit you in the behind on the way out Jimmy boy.
46 yrs of sucking on the govt teat. wow
I don’t believe NASA will miss Mr Hansen much.
Not exactly early retirement. The guy is 72, and has worked for NASA almost 50 years. I imagine his gubbermint pay and retirement funds have added up to quite a lot. Plus, he gets big speaking fees, I’m sure.
NASA was founded in 1958, so he’s been there almost from the beginning.
No way this idiot would have lasted in the private sector. Layers of government protected him. Now he’ll get an undeserved government pension and go work for Al-Jazeera.
46 years in gubmint probably gets you 10 months a year vacation and sick days
oh no! who will shave the seasons?
I hope the ghost of Werner Von Braun haunts this lowlife until he breathes his last molecule of oxygen. What a waste of good air.
If this is what sequesters get us, I say, “More! More!”
I wonder if he ever did anything useful for them.
Yup! I’m in!
and as history dictates... all useful idiots must come to an end...(in his case..before his senility gives him away...)
You're right about that. I guess all the recent articles about how CAGW was overblown may have undercut his support there.
"Federally sponsored" is commie lib newspeak for "taxpayer dollars".
Bovine Feces New York Times! James Hansen is a fraud.
The real climate prediction expert is former NASA rocket scientist John L Casey. After 25 years and tens of billions of dollars spent by NASA and the US government, John Casey has done the studies and finally surmised the real reason for changes in the climate is sun activity. And we are currently starting a 20 year cooling trend. And there isn’t a damn thing that humans on Earth can do about it and humans didn’t cause it.
Odds are good Hansen stuck with the old FERS system so the max on that retirement was hit at 40 years, and that pays 80% of your high three.
Not a bad retirement at all but folks it ain't a golden parachute either!
The modern satellite based systems started up about 20 years back ~ maybe a little more if you add in the CIA and Air Force intelligence satellite systems. These systems report an incredibly stable temperature apparently unaffected by CO2 levels.
With the implosion of the AGW charade, Hansen has seen the writing on the wall and is taking the money and running. I would not be surprised if he has a very nicely accommodated vacation home on some obscure Pacific island to retire to where nobody can find him except, maybe, Al Gore.
Indeed. While still an Iowa teen he was studying with fellow Iowan James Van Allen who was doing NASA stuff before there was actually a NASA!
If Hansen had gone to Iowa State instead of leftist outhouse hole University of Iowa, he would have been a decent human being.
Yes, it is pretty nauseating to see the NYT glorify this bag of wind. But what do you expect from the Slimes?
Almost every sentence in the article is dishonest. Hansen is not a scientist. Hansen has been wrong about everything he said. He pushed the fraudulent global warming agenda and demanded political action.
‘I wonder if he ever did anything useful for them.’
He will forever be known for ending the NASA manned space program. Way to go Jimmy baby.
At least there is money for reparations now.
Yeah, right. He is just licking his chops after seeing the bag of loot that Algore has made peddling his charade. As a willing accomplice, he is just wanting his fair share.
Algore knew how to make some real money off of the deal. Hansen may get some speaking fees, and maybe he's written a book (did he? - if so, I'm sure it sold at least a hundred copies), but he is a pauper compared to Algore. There must be some professional jealousy.
God All Mighty, free at last....
Isn't Hansen the one (of the US GW frauds) that got funding from Soros to "polish" his image, delivery, and story?
Looks like a bunch of Old White Guys.
And it's April Fools' Day, so I will always remember the day.
He'll likely drop dead while doing during his first Metamucil commercial.
An honorable man would commit hari kari after convincing so few to make policy that harmed so many based on nothing but bs.
A government employee who acts and lies as if they are going up against the government, but in reality they are just brainwashing a group of citizens into a position the government wants them to occupy.
McLame is another on who has sucked the taxpayer teat for toooo long.
You mean, like his whole life?
46 years at a government job? He should be a poster boy for the difficulty of firing the worse than incompetent. He actually worked hard at making the lives of most Americans worse than it could have been otherwise.
This is a relatively accurate definition of the word maverick as used by the MSM. Remember now, they change the meanings of words with newspeak. A government employee who acts and lies as if they are going up against the government, but in reality they are just brainwashing a group of citizens into a position the government wants them to occupy.
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Good riddance to bad garbage.
NASA supported and encouraged this "scientist" for all these years while he distorted facts to suit his own personal crusade. It is a blight on that organization. I deeply resent that my tax dollars went toward his financial support. If I were elected President, I would make it one of my aims to find out who in NASA has been protecting Hansen all of these years, and make sure their careers were terminated immediately.
Actually, early in his career, when he was researching global COOLING, he had a few useful insights.
Hanson will slide into full senility, chew his fingernails off and fill the vacuum in his brain with dust mites and CO2 exhaust. Ten years from now, he’ll be found dead in a small Hartford bungalow with news clippings stacked to the ceiling, dirty dishes and dogs eating his face off.
Yup. And the press gives him “hero” status because he crashed 2 planes while training and managing to get shot down (hell, I could do that). He has an over blown opinion of his opinions and himself. It is time (past time) for him to go away.