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Hansen on skeptics we are winning ( ROFL!,,,He hasn't seen the letter yet...)
watts up with that? ^ | April 10, 2012 | Anthony Watts

Posted on 04/10/2012 11:28:33 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

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Taken at the Energy Crossroads conference in Denmark on 12 March 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Though, he still thinks we are all funded by some sort of “machine”. It never occurs to him that he’s fight a guerrilla war and that most skeptics are self motivated.

Update: the UK telegraph has a similar story here

Scientist hits climate change skepticismUPI.com

EDINBURGH,Scotland,April 9 (UPI) –Environmentalists and climate scientists,facing public skepticism,are losing the debate on global warming,a U.S. scientist who first raised the issue says.

James Hansen,director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies,who issued warnings about man-made climate change as early as the 1980s,said public skepticism is increasing even in the face of growing scientific acceptance of the reality of global warming.

“There is remarkable inconsistency between the scientific story and public story,” Hansen said in Edinburgh,Scotland,where he will receive the Edinburgh Medal at the Edinburgh International Science Festival this week,The Daily Telegraph reported.

Hansen said those opposed to major social and economic changes needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions were attempting to undermine the scientific evidence.
“The science has become stronger and stronger over the past five years while the public perception is has gone in completely the other direction. That is not an accident.

“There is a very concerted effort by people who would prefer to see business to continue as usual. They have been winning the public debate with the help of tremendous resources.”
Without a dramatic change in public opinion, Hansen said,he fears future generations will inherit a world where global warming is out of control.

“Our parents honestly did not know what the consequences of continued development and reliance on fossil fuels as an energy source,” he said. “We can no longer claim that,

as the science is now clear.”



TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: climate; climatechange; climategate; climategate2; giss; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hansen; jameshansen
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1 posted on 04/10/2012 11:28:45 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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fyi


2 posted on 04/10/2012 11:30:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Admitting that your assumptions about the world are wrong is one of the hardest things for any person to do.

For Hansen to admit that anthropogenic global warming is wrong would be for him to admit that he has spent his life on a series of wrong assumptions and mistakes.

It is almost impossible for an adult human to do so, absent catastrophic and life changing stress.

3 posted on 04/10/2012 11:35:48 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
“There is a very concerted effort by people who would prefer to see business to continue as usual. They have been winning the public debate with the help of tremendous resources.”

Yeah, those "tremendous resources" is called the TRUTH.

4 posted on 04/10/2012 11:36:20 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“We can no longer claim that, as the science is now clear.”

Why say “clear”. Why not say “settled” and complete the destruction of your credibility. :-)


5 posted on 04/10/2012 11:41:13 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: marktwain

—It is almost impossible for an adult human to do so, absent catastrophic and life changing stress.—

I think you have hit the crux of the issue here. The more married I am to a certain viewpoint, the harder it is to give it up. But I HAVE done it.


6 posted on 04/10/2012 11:42:40 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

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7 posted on 04/10/2012 11:50:51 AM PDT by Publius6961 ("It's easy to make promises you can't keep" - B.H.Obama Feb 23, 2012)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Every time Hansen opens his mouth I become more convinced he hasn’t a clue how science works. It isn’t a democracy. It isn’t a board meeting. It isn’t a party line. It isn’t a competitive sport. And it isn’t a head-to-head by funding machinery.


8 posted on 04/10/2012 11:55:41 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I have been deeply concerned that the guardians of our tax dollars have been neglectful in funding Hanson’s apparently personal AGW campaign under the guise of an official U.S. entity such as NASA at all much less as long as they have.

I believe NASA is also under the current alien government funding, and performing Muslim outreach. What in the “H” has that to do with the mission of NASA!?


9 posted on 04/10/2012 12:05:22 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch
Al Gore and Friends gave him the Mission to protect the Globe from Global Warming.

Gore was a Vice President as you know.

10 posted on 04/10/2012 12:13:38 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: cuban leaf; marktwain
He may have seen the letter now...:

Related thread:

Climate scientists are losing the public debate on global warming

11 posted on 04/10/2012 12:18:12 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I like the post’s title. ROLF!


12 posted on 04/10/2012 4:07:57 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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Thanks Ernest. Sidebar from the FRchives:
13 posted on 04/10/2012 6:58:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for posting this. I remember when this hit FR. This is another piece of the puzzle. When complete, we will find that Global Warming never was about the environment. It was all about social and economic control.


14 posted on 04/11/2012 8:41:29 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
he still thinks we are all funded by some sort of “machine”.

All liberals and leftists think this way. Anyone who disagrees with is obviously a paid agent of the Koch Brothers or whomever. They have to think this way, or else they would have to debate ideas, which they can't.

15 posted on 04/11/2012 8:48:31 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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16 posted on 04/11/2012 7:08:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
There is a very concerted effort by people who would prefer to see business to continue as usual.

What a liar. It's not about business as usual. It's about stopping the advance of a pernicious socialism masked as science. It's about stopping a tremendous waste of resources and human capital by leftists. And the skeptics are winning, against the force of billions of dollars of investment on the part of western governments.

17 posted on 04/12/2012 3:47:49 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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