This is what passes for scientific debate among the Global Warmist elite:
[NASA’s director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies] James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming…
Unfortunately, the Big Fossil execs probably won’t have the moxie to stand up at the show trial and shout, “É, si muove!”.
Besides, the Democrats keep talking about nationalizing the oil companies. The Dems are clearly lying when they claim this would increase our gasoline supply.
To reduce CO2 emissions they’re mandating the use of CFL’s, not so much incidentally filling the pockets of Big Electrics (GE, for example, also a BIG winner from proposed carbon trading legislation). When all this fails, Hansen will have to sue Congress for lying, pandemic mercury poisoning and the failure of their cap-and-trade scheme to stop AlGore from cornering the market on carbon indulgences; becoming the only American allowed to emit greenhouse gasses. Hansen will be pleased by the $25 a gallon gasoline, though.
Twenty years ago Hansen began to talk about Global Warming. Forty years ago Hansen’s computer models were predicting a global Ice Age. Last year he was obfuscating about his programing error erroneously “proving” 1998 was the warmest year ever. He was also changing the data. After those changes the results of his corrected program better fit his original presumptions. In twenty more years, maybe he’ll get the coding straight and settle on consistent data.
TOC has noted some of Hansen’s career highlights:
Thursday, April 13, 2006
The heat goes on
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Climate of fear update
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Al Gore Rhythms
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Fire or ice? Follow the money
Friday, September 28, 2007
A trout in the milk
It is a joke to use the word “scientist” in conjunction with someone who refuses to admit that scientific method requires his theory to be falsifiable. What Hansen has is faith, as did Robert Cardinal Bellarmine.
Galileo Galilei was tried by the Inquisition of the Catholic Church for his support of Copernican astronomy. This was a defining moment in the relationship between religion and science.
Now the religion is Environmentalism, and Hansen is a Cardinal to AlGore’s Pope.