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Climate scientist James Hansen hopes summit will fail
timesonline.co.uk ^ | Dec.3, 2009 | James Bone

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 Nasa’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climaquiddick; climategate; giss; gorebullwarming; hansen; hopenhagen; junkscience; nasa

1 posted on 12/02/2009 7:39:19 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wrong, it’s not even about “selling indulgences”, it’s about wealth redistribution, expansion of government power, and one-world government.


2 posted on 12/02/2009 7:41:19 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2026843/posts


3 posted on 12/02/2009 7:41:44 PM PST by rfp1234 (R.I.P. Scotty 7/2007-11/2009.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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!”


4 posted on 12/02/2009 7:42:57 PM PST by CommieCutter ("You wanted the presidency, you got it, now FIX THE DAMN ECONOMY!!!!" ----YankeeReb)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, we all know what happened the last time Ojughead went to Copenhagen.


5 posted on 12/02/2009 7:45:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that hopey changey "diversity" thing workin' out for ya?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A leading scientist...

HURL...... There, I promised I would hurl the next time I saw a glowbull warmongering article that started off with the words 'leading scientist'.

6 posted on 12/02/2009 7:45:51 PM PST by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... ("Sooner or later in life, we all sit down to a banquet of consequences." Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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!!!


7 posted on 12/02/2009 7:47:25 PM PST by demkicker (Helping Democrats Become Extinct)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He added that the world must be prepared to abandon coal unless its emissions are captured and embrace a new generation of nuclear power.

Nuclear power? What is this guy thinking? :-)

8 posted on 12/02/2009 7:49:48 PM PST by gura (R-MO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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.

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.

9 posted on 12/02/2009 7:49:49 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That nutcase Hansen ran cover for the CRU shenanigans by whining to the media about Bush’s war on “science”.


10 posted on 12/02/2009 7:50:35 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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.

Wow. He beat those incredibly long 50/50 odds. What a genius. How have his predictions done lately?

11 posted on 12/02/2009 7:51:24 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: demkicker
Looks to me that James Hansen is one of the rats bailing off of the global warming or climate change ship...

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.

12 posted on 12/02/2009 7:52:03 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: mrsmel

“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.


13 posted on 12/02/2009 7:52:35 PM PST by rsobin
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dr Hansen, 68, the fifth of seven children of an Iowa farmer, joined Nasa after taking his PhD to study Venus....

Wish that puke went to Venus to study it up close.

14 posted on 12/02/2009 7:54:50 PM PST by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Delacon; Thunder90; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; Nervous Tick; 4horses+amule; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

15 posted on 12/02/2009 7:54:52 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“...“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”.


16 posted on 12/02/2009 8:03:15 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
when he realised that man-made emissions were choking the atmosphere on his own planet.

This is journalism? This is a POS worship piece masquerading as facts.

17 posted on 12/02/2009 8:27:45 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sounds like another government sponsored shake down.
18 posted on 12/02/2009 8:56:47 PM PST by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hansen was been caught fudging data before the CRU was nabbed. His reputation should be in the tank, but he is still celebrated. Rush Limbaugh was right when he said scientists need to clean their own house.

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.

19 posted on 12/02/2009 9:00:10 PM PST by ElectronVolt
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Except me ... ? ;-)


20 posted on 12/02/2009 9:34:50 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hansen knows the end is near, and doesn’t want his name in lights at the bonfire.


21 posted on 12/02/2009 9:38:37 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bomb-a administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: CommieCutter
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?

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

22 posted on 12/02/2009 10:04:29 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: rockinqsranch
He’s bailing from the BIG, BIG spotlight on “Climate-Gate”

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.

HF

23 posted on 12/03/2009 7:45:12 AM PST by holden
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To: holden

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.


24 posted on 12/03/2009 9:04:29 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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