James Hansen’s Kooky Idea

As global warming fanatics keep spouting ridiculous ideas, eventually there is going to be blowback from the U.S. public which is going to grow tired of all the hype.

James Hansen, the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is leading the way to that glorious day when the public finally realizes that the current climate change alarmism has no basis in reality.

Hansen, the court jester of the environmentalist movement, is now seriously proposing that oil company CEOs be tried for high crimes against humanity and nature by spreading doubt about global warming just as tobacco companies supposedly blurred the links between smoking and cancer. (More on Hansen’s comments here.) The over-the-top comment is in the same league as Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s statement last year that oil companies were “traitors.”

Hansen is also a liar who has accused the Bush administration of muzzling him. He says the Bush administration is preventing him from speaking to the media because he believes global warming could be catastrophic, but at the same he has admitted giving 1,400 interviews to the media on the taxpayer’s dime. Some muzzle.

Hansen, who’s on the payroll of John Kerry’s wife (Hansen received a $250,000 Heinz Foundation award from Teresa Heinz Kerry), has also refused to distance himself from his previous statement that the White House was a “propaganda office,” and that “it seems more like Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union than the United States.”

At Capital Research Center, we applaud James Hansen’s heroic efforts at self-marginalization. Keep up the good work, Mr. Hansen.

Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum, former senior vice president at CRC, writes and speaks widely…
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