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NASA Global Warming Extremist Hansen Leaves To Fight Canadian Pipeline
Investor's Busibess Daily ^ | April 8, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 04/08/2013 6:09:30 AM PDT by raptor22

Climate Change: The man who once compared coal trains to Nazi boxcars headed to crematoria leaves government service to fight what he calls the "pipeline to disaster" and promote his brand of climate quackery.

In 2007, Dr. James Hansen testified before the Iowa Utilities Board not in his capacity as a government employee but, in his words, "as a private citizen, a resident of Kintnersville, Pa., on behalf of the planet, of life on Earth, including all species."

Hansen told the board, "If we cannot stop the building of more coal-fired power plants, those coal trains will be death trains — no less gruesome than if they were boxcars headed to crematoria, loaded with uncountable irreplaceable species."

Such is overheated rhetoric on global warming we came to expect from Dr. Hansen, who under the cover of his prestigious title as head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), to put forth the long-discredited and overhyped theory of man-induced climate change ever since that day in June of 1988 when he told a Senate committee that "the greenhouse effect has been detected and it is changing our climate now."

As the head of NASA's Weather and Climate Research Program from 1982 to 1994, John Theon was Hansen's supervisor. Hansen's testimony in 1988 was "a huge embarrassment" to NASA, and he remains skeptical of Hansen's predictions.

"I don't have much faith in the models," Theon says, pointing to the "huge uncertainty in the role clouds play."

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TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: agw; climate; climatechange; climatefraud; climategate; climatescam; coal; energy; giss; globalwarming; ibd; jameshansen; keystonexl; kxl; nasa

1 posted on 04/08/2013 6:09:30 AM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Yup. And to think we were lucky enough to pay his salary all those years. Proves the point that despite NASA touting the “best and brightest”, sometimes they do get it wrong. So who is gonna be paying this pander bear now? Hiz honor algore? Maybe he can invest in some carbon credit tax scheme.


2 posted on 04/08/2013 6:15:31 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: raptor22
... The man who once compared coal trains to Nazi boxcars headed to crematoria .....

Well, my first inclination would be to say that I wish HE was on one...but I won't.

3 posted on 04/08/2013 6:19:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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4 posted on 04/08/2013 6:23:45 AM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

People who claim to talk for the Earth and all life on it should be locked in rubber rooms.


5 posted on 04/08/2013 6:26:48 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Dirt worshiper.


6 posted on 04/08/2013 6:33:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: raptor22
We should follow this guy around with duck calls.


7 posted on 04/08/2013 6:49:01 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: raptor22
"I've looked a clouds from both sides now... I really don't know clouds at all"

Thanks Joni Mitchell...

8 posted on 04/08/2013 6:51:42 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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9 posted on 04/08/2013 6:57:27 AM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

Global Warming has been very good to him.

Pray for America to wake up


10 posted on 04/08/2013 7:01:28 AM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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11 posted on 04/08/2013 7:08:16 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: raptor22

If Mr. Hanson is so worried about coal fired power plants, perhaps he can go to China and try to shut theirs down. We’ll see how that works out for him.


12 posted on 04/08/2013 7:08:53 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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13 posted on 04/08/2013 7:15:13 AM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

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14 posted on 04/08/2013 7:30:34 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: raptor22

15 posted on 04/08/2013 8:00:41 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: rktman
I wonder if Hansen wears a Napoleon hat and runs up and down the stairs in his home with his sword drawn yelling “CHARGE!” like Teddy Roosevelt....
16 posted on 04/08/2013 10:22:00 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: VeniVidiVici

He looks more like Homer Simpson every year. Maybe that’s why he’s so angry.


17 posted on 04/08/2013 10:55:10 AM PDT by Unruly Human
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To: headstamp 2

The Chicoms are probably paying (directly or indirectly) him to protest this pipeline. More for them if we don’t build it.


18 posted on 04/08/2013 10:58:04 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: raptor22
Hansen got away with campaigning for John Kerry and publicly attacking George Bush without losing his job. He continually complained he was being muzzled by the Bush Administration until, during Congressional testimony, Hansen was asked how were his 1st Amendment rights being violated if he were addressing Congress? Obama is a different breed of cat entirely than Bush. Hansen's campaign against Keystone will likely include attacks on Obama for not killing the project outright. Hansen will call Obama a political windsock and a tool of big oil.

Last year in an interview Hansen said not only should the Keystone project be stopped but hinted that the U.S. should prevent the Canadians from mining their own oil.
“If Canada proceeds, and we do nothing, it will be game over for the climate. . .President Obama speaks of a ‘planet in peril’ but he does not provide the leadership needed to change the world’s course,” Hansen said.

NASA knows Obama has zero tolerance for criticism and could punish the whole agency over the rantings of this goof. It may be Hansen was finally told to shut up or leave.

19 posted on 04/08/2013 11:04:45 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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Thanks for the ping.


20 posted on 04/08/2013 11:47:23 AM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: raptor22

How is this an editorial? Again - no original thought, ideas or opinions. More rehashed news.


21 posted on 04/08/2013 4:20:34 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: raptor22

http://theolympiareport.com/wwu-scientist-debunks-lawmakers-myths-about-co2-climate-change/


22 posted on 04/24/2013 10:14:59 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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