Skip to comments.Climate scientist James Hansen hopes summit will fail
Posted on 12/02/2009 7:39:19 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
A leading scientist acclaimed as the grandfather of global warming has denounced the Copenhagen summit on climate change next week as a farce.
James Hansen, the director of Nasas Goddard Insitute for Space Studies, told The Times that he planned to boycott the UN conference because it was seeking a counter-productive agreement to limit emissions through a cap and trade system.
They are selling indulgences there. The developed nations want to continue basically business as usual so they are expected to purchase indulgences to give some small amount of money to developing countries. They do that in the form of offsets and adaptation funds. he said.
Dr Hansen, 68, the fifth of seven children of an Iowa farmer, joined Nasa after taking his PhD to study Venus but changed course when he realised that man-made emissions were choking the atmosphere on his own planet.
He was one of the first voices to raise the alarm about rising global temperatures in the early 1980s, forecasting correctly that the planet would warm in the coming decades.
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Wrong, it’s not even about “selling indulgences”, it’s about wealth redistribution, expansion of government power, and one-world government.
Nice comment from one of the readers:
Tom G wrote:
“Funny, not one mention about the fact that he predicted global cooling in the early 70s. Hansen says this is “our last chance” to save the planet, but we should wait a year. For what? To see if that cooling kicks in? That way he’ll be right on both predictions!”
Well, we all know what happened the last time Ojughead went to Copenhagen.
HURL...... There, I promised I would hurl the next time I saw a glowbull warmongering article that started off with the words 'leading scientist'.
Looks to me that James Hansen is one of the rats bailing off of the global warming or climate change ship or whatever they manage to invent to steal from hard working citizens. These slugs need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and better be running away from this scam FAST!!! We will seek revenge!!!
Nuclear power? What is this guy thinking? :-)
Even that setting was a hoax. He showed up in front of a Senate panel and someone turned the furnace on in the room and he starts sweating profusely on camera during his testimony.
That nutcase Hansen ran cover for the CRU shenanigans by whining to the media about Bush’s war on “science”.
Wow. He beat those incredibly long 50/50 odds. What a genius. How have his predictions done lately?
Nope. Hansen is a true believer. He is bailing on Copenhagen because he recognizes that "cap and trade" is nothing more than a money-laundering scam. It does nothing, in his words, to address the "global warming problem".
Right idea. Wrong reason.
“wealth distribution” is the key.This isw why we do not pump more of our own oil and why we do not utilize our other resources.
Wish that puke went to Venus to study it up close.
“...They are selling indulgences there...”
BS. An excuse, not a reason. He’s bailing because of the release of the incriminating evidence of Nov. 17.
He’s bailing from the BIG, BIG spotlight on “Climate-Gate”.
This is journalism? This is a POS worship piece masquerading as facts.
The frustrating thing is that although the latest e-mails are shocking the public, they shouldn't be...if the press had been doing it's job. It's a well-known fact in the scientific community that peer review is a joke, not just in climatology either. Data destruction is commonplace, and most journals don't have a retention policy. They don't want to offend top scientists by questioning them. Just go into your favorite search engine and look for blogs talking about unreproducible experiments.
Except me ... ? ;-)
Hansen knows the end is near, and doesn’t want his name in lights at the bonfire.
Exactly - he knows what anyone who hasn't had their head in dark regions since they were 15 years old of the 22 year cycle, pretty evenly divided between warmer years and cooler years...11 years solar maximum and 11 solar minimum (sun spots)
I've been around for several of them ;o) - It's due to start back into an 11 year warming cycle in 'a year ' or two from now. (But watch for sunspots. We'll need them if it's going to get warmer on schedule.)
We have to be sure to kill this GoreBull scheme NOW and educate people that it's the SUN - and sun spots or the lack thereof, that warms and cools in 11 year cycles...
If people don't realize this, we'll be plunged right back into the scheme...another reason it's vital we clean both houses in 2010
No, he's not. Please read the article before spewing.
Hansen just thinks Algore-style indulgences it the wrong way to fix AGW. He wants $1/gal going to government (his paymaster) now, with that amount increasing in the future. In that directed payback, this dog Hansen is just bringing a bone to his master.
[Hansen] changed course when he realised that man-made emissions were choking the atmosphere on his own planet
"Conjectured" would be the correct verb. If he would prove it scientifically--beyond just a theory, then it would qualify as "realized."
For example, there's lots of volcanic spew and other accumulated gases in the atmosphere that could interfere with Hansen's looking into the heavenly product of his Ph.D. activities.
I read the frickin article, and what I read appeared to me the man is bailing out.
You can buy his BS if you want to. I don’t.