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NASA Scientist Accused of Using Celeb Status Among Environmental Groups to Enrich Himself
FoxNews ^ | June 22, 2011 | William Lajeunesse

Posted on 06/22/2011 5:09:41 AM PDT by The_Victor

The NASA scientist who once claimed the Bush administration tried to "silence" his global warming claims is now accused of receiving more than $1.2 million from the very environmental organizations whose agenda he advocated.

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C., a group claims NASA is withholding documents that show James Hansen failed to comply with ethics rules and financial disclosures regarding substantial compensation he earned outside his $180,000 taxpayer-paid position as director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

"Hansen's office appears to be somewhat of a rogue operation. It's clearly a taxpayer-funded global warming advocacy organization," said Chris Horner, a co-founder of The American Tradition Institute, which filed the lawsuit. "The real issue here is, has Hansen been asking NASA in writing, in advance, for permission for these outside activities? We have reason to believe that has not been occurring."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agw; cultureofcorruption; envirofascism; ethics; globalwarming; globalwarmingfraud; globalwarminghoax; hansen; jameshansen; liberalfascism; nasa

1 posted on 06/22/2011 5:09:42 AM PDT by The_Victor
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To: The_Victor; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 06/22/2011 5:10:46 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: The_Victor

Getting Hansen as a trophy on the wall would be a good thing.


3 posted on 06/22/2011 5:14:11 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Getting Hansen as a trophy on the wall would be a good thing.

The truth of the matter is that he will never be fired. Civil service union employees just aren't, period.

We might succeed in hounding him into resigning, but the MSM will continue to tout his doctored bilge from the "former NASA scientist, James Hansen...." as if it's the Gospel. And in fact he'll prolly wind up better off financially, like AlGore, is he left NASA.

4 posted on 06/22/2011 5:25:33 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: The_Victor

NASA and Hansen need some kind of smack-down for all the years we’ve had to put up with their “Science” smack.


5 posted on 06/22/2011 5:32:26 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: The_Victor
Let me be the first ...


6 posted on 06/22/2011 5:56:08 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Malone LaVeigh

This makes me smile. I’m a long-time Hanson-hater. I pray this guy gets what he deserves.


7 posted on 06/22/2011 6:34:04 AM PDT by Marie (I agree with everything that Rick Perry is saying. I just wish that *he* did.)
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To: The_Victor

I think he is a political appointee.


8 posted on 06/22/2011 6:44:48 AM PDT by darth
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To: The_Victor

They’re called, “payoffs,” and Hansen belongs in J-A-I-L.


9 posted on 06/22/2011 6:49:38 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: The_Victor

And anyone is surprised?


10 posted on 06/22/2011 7:15:47 AM PDT by glasseye
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To: The_Victor

With such egregious rule violations, I’m betting he could be taken down easily if only someone higher up was willing to go through the motions.

He’s another example of a peacock who thinks his celebrity makes him magically untouchable.


11 posted on 06/22/2011 7:39:10 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: The_Victor
James Hansen is an absolute whore. I don't say that sort of thing often, but there it is. HE would sell his mother for a higher profile job or money. The cretin is no scientist. He disgraces science by even using the terminology.
12 posted on 06/22/2011 8:28:07 AM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: The_Victor

James Hansen

Hansen has become an activist for action to mitigate the effects of climate change, which on several occasions has led to his arrest.

Hansen in his 2009 open letter to President Obama advocates a "Moratorium and phase-out of coal plants that do not capture and store CO2". In his first book Storms of My Grandchildren, similarly, Hansen discusses his Declaration of Stewardship the first principle of which requires "a moratorium on coal-fired power plants that do not capture and sequester carbon dioxide".

In 2008 interviews with ABC News, The Guardian, and in a separate op-ed, Hansen has called for putting fossil fuel company executives, including the CEOs of ExxonMobil and Peabody Coal, on trial for "high crimes against humanity and nature", on the grounds that these and other fossil-fuel companies had actively spread doubt and misinformation about global warming, in the same way that tobacco companies tried to hide the link between smoking and cancer.

Physicist Freeman Dyson is critical of Hansen's climate-change activism. "The person who is really responsible for this overestimate of global warming is Jim Hansen. He consistently exaggerates all the dangers... Hansen has turned his science into ideology.”

After Hansen's arrest in West Virginia, New York Times columnist Andrew Revkin wrote: "Dr. Hansen has pushed far beyond the boundaries of the conventional role of scientists, particularly government scientists, in the environmental policy debate."

New York Times climate columnist Christa Marshall asks if Hansen still matters in the ongoing climate debate, noting that he "has irked many longtime supporters with his scathing attacks against President Obama's plan for a cap-and-trade system." "The right wing loves what he's doing," said Joseph Romm, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a think tank. Hansen said that he had to speak out, since few others could explain the links between politics and the climate models.

13 posted on 06/22/2011 8:32:31 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: The_Victor

Hansen is the man who is deemed the final authority on Al Gore’s constant claim that “the earth has a fever.”

Since escalating the “provocative” (in Dr. Hansen’s word) nature of his advocacy in a 2006 “60 Minutes” interview, these outside activities have become extraordinarily lucrative - yielding on average more than a quarter of a million dollars per year in extra income between 2007 and 2010 from outside sources, all based upon the work he is paid by taxpayers to do for NASA.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ati-law-center-asks-court-to-force-nasa-to-produce-ethics-and-outside-employment-records-of-dr-james-hansen-124303434.html

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Gore promoting fewer children to curb pollution

Published: 06/21/2011

In an appearance Monday in New York City, former Vice President Al Gore, prominently known for his climate change activism, took on the subject of population size and the role of society in controlling it to reduce pollution.

He offered some ideas about what might be done for females in the name of stabilizing population growth. (h/t Chris Horner via wattsupwiththat.com)

“One of the things we could do about it is to change the technologies, to put out less of this pollution, to stabilize the population, and one of the principle ways of doing that is to empower and educate girls and women,” Gore said. “You have to have ubiquitous availability of fertility management so women can choose how many children have, the spacing of the children.

“You have to lift child survival rates so that parents feel comfortable having small families and most important — you have to educate girls and empower women,” he said. “And that’s the most powerful leveraging factor, and when that happens, then the population begins to stabilize and societies begin to make better choices and more balanced choices.”

http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/21/gore-promoting-fewer-children-to-curb-pollution/#ixzz1Q1ETB4h9


14 posted on 06/22/2011 8:39:00 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: steelyourfaith

Haw haw haw.


15 posted on 06/22/2011 9:05:57 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: kcvl
Freeman Dyson has more credibility in his nail clippings than "Muslim Outreach" Hansen has in his whole being. Stick a fork in him, he (should be, in a right world) done.

I can hardly wait to see what Jerry Pournelle has to say about this.

16 posted on 06/22/2011 9:07:57 AM PDT by jboot
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To: The_Victor
Hanson is the reason for the movement. He is the originator of most of the nonsense. He needs to be in jail.

He disgusts me. No real science has ever spewed out of his mouth.

17 posted on 06/22/2011 9:35:01 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: The_Victor

CONTACT:
Mollie Lemon (News Media Only)
lemon.mollie@epa.gov
202-564-2039
202-564-4355

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2011

TOMORROW: Media Briefing on Air Quality Research Flights

WASHINGTON – EPA will participate in a media teleconference hosted by NASA at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 23 to preview the upcoming series of aircraft research flights over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor to study urban air pollution.

NASA research satellites monitor many air pollution components, but it has been a challenge to use these measurements of the atmosphere from space to detect pollution near the ground. This multi-year airborne field campaign will help improve the capability of satellites to measure near surface-level atmospheric composition. EPA is partnering with NASA and several other organizations on the effort.

The campaign is called DISCOVER-AQ, which stands for Deriving Information on Surface Conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality. It will use two NASA aircraft to make a series of flights in July to measure gaseous and particulate pollution. Flights will be coordinated with extensive ground observations at various sites in Maryland extending from the Washington Beltway to northeast of Baltimore.


18 posted on 06/22/2011 9:39:04 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: The_Victor

Taking bets that this story will be spiked by his greatest fans Houston Chron and local TV.


19 posted on 06/22/2011 9:54:47 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: The_Victor

When I saw the header I clicked on it thinking “I hope it’s Hansen, I hope it’s Hansen”. So you’ve just made my day.


20 posted on 06/22/2011 10:11:52 AM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: kcvl
Hansen has called for putting fossil fuel company executives, including the CEOs of ExxonMobil and Peabody Coal, on trial for "high crimes against humanity and nature", on the grounds that these and other fossil-fuel companies had actively spread doubt and misinformation about global warming

The good comrade seeks to criminalize dissent, complete with life sentences in the gulag.

Fascist scumbag.

21 posted on 06/22/2011 10:28:04 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: The_Victor

If you look at the email diagrams constructed from the East Anglia University Hadley Climate Research Unit data dump, this asshole Hansen from NASA is a major participant. NASAs funding should be zeroed for keeping this lunatic employed.


22 posted on 06/22/2011 10:31:02 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: kcvl
Hansen in his 2009 open letter to President Obama advocates a "Moratorium and phase-out of coal plants that do not capture and store CO2". In his first book Storms of My Grandchildren, similarly, Hansen discusses his Declaration of Stewardship the first principle of which requires "a moratorium on coal-fired power plants that do not capture and sequester carbon dioxide". In 2008 interviews with ABC News, The Guardian, and in a separate op-ed, Hansen has called for putting fossil fuel company executives, including the CEOs of ExxonMobil and Peabody Coal, on trial for "high crimes against humanity and nature", on the grounds that these and other fossil-fuel companies had actively spread doubt and misinformation about global warming, in the same way that tobacco companies tried to hide the link between smoking and cancer

Ths man needs summary execution.


23 posted on 06/22/2011 10:31:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: The_Victor

Hansen -

A scientific fraud - and
A government reporting fraud.

This fraud perpetrated by NASA has made them drop so low in my esteem - that this long time fan of space would rather see them disbanded. Sad - but this is our government. No manned missions - but global warming fraud.

Sad.

Now - over to Climateaudit.org to get the dirt!


24 posted on 06/22/2011 10:59:42 AM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: The_Victor

Surely this can’t be! During the Senate hearings Senator Gore refused to listen to a full professor who had been the benefactor of a mere $30K grant from a coal company. /sarc


25 posted on 06/22/2011 11:49:18 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Lazamataz

That’s too quick of a solution.


26 posted on 06/22/2011 12:11:11 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (No one is more against progress than a progressive.)
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To: The_Victor

Hanson belongs on the BIG LIST of anti American lying treasonous blowhards. When the pithcforks come out there should be one with his name on it to “facilitate cleanup”.


27 posted on 06/22/2011 12:49:17 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: kcvl
"Gore promoting fewer children to curb pollution"

Wish his mother has subscribed to that ideal...


28 posted on 06/22/2011 1:39:01 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: The_Victor
Doesn't the environmentalist left claim in every ear shot they get that any prominent person who doesn't believe in man made global warming is being paid off? Grrrrrrrrrr

Yeah, I know about “projection”. I don't like to use it though. It's a psychiatric term, it doesn't apply. Lots of people do it on different levels. My dad has a tendency to do it to a small degree (when he's pissed) and he is a good guy. What is going on here with the left wingers is deliberate malfeasance. The same way when people talk about liberals acting crazy when they deliberately hamper somebody's free speech or put good people in jail. It aint crazy, it's evil.

29 posted on 06/22/2011 2:03:35 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Marie

I’m a long-timer on that dude as well.


30 posted on 06/22/2011 7:57:07 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: The_Victor

ruh roh!


31 posted on 06/22/2011 7:57:07 PM PDT by vmpolesov
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To: Paladin2
Getting Hansen as a trophy on the wall would be a good thing.

Be a great conversation starter for sure. People always asking why you have a piece of shit on your wall.

32 posted on 06/22/2011 8:34:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( He put... creatures... in our bodies... to control our minds.)
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To: The_Victor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEbSABWJiJc

Back off, Man... :)


33 posted on 06/22/2011 8:59:45 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: The_Victor

Hansen has NASA by the nads and they know it. Any attempt by them to punish or fire him will have the media screaming censorship.


34 posted on 06/23/2011 9:06:16 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Gaffer

East Anglia University created one of the ‘leading’ climate computer models. It predicted summer rainfall in the Central Sahara and Ireland would be the same.

‘Nuff said.


35 posted on 06/24/2011 8:23:47 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles, Kill the EPA!!!)
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