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!