Skip to comments.NASA's Hansen to Obama: Use Global Warming to Redistribute Wealth
Posted on 01/01/2009 11:15:42 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
Climate realists around the world have contended for years that the real goal of alarmists such as Nobel Laureate Al Gore and his followers is to use the fear of man-made global warming to redistribute wealth.
On Monday, one of Gore's leading scientific resources, Goddard Institute for Space Studies chief James Hansen, sent a letter to Barack and Michelle Obama specifically urging the president-elect to enact a tax on carbon emissions that would take money from higher-income Americans and distribute the proceeds to the less fortunate.
The eco-socialism cat was let out of the bag on page five of a PDF Hansen published at Columbia University's website on December 29 (emphasis added, h/t Britain's Guardian, file photo):
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
“James Hansen, sent a letter to Barack and Michelle Obama specifically urging the president-elect to enact a tax on carbon emissions that would take money from higher-income Americans and distribute the proceeds to the less fortunate.”
Environmentalists are socialists? Is this news?
Why are my tax dollars paying Hansen’s salary?
If that letter is on official NASA letterhead, he needs to be fired.
Either he works for NASA or he hawks the Global Warming Hoax—he can’t do both.
Time to lock and load.
Green on the outside
red on the inside
This issue must be our battle ground in the next two years. Global Warming is a global socialist plot, period. There is no evidence of rising temperatures or rising seas, but it is accepted as fact in the media and no one is questioning this garbage in the public eye. This threat must be mitigated or it will be the Trojan Horse that the Dems will use to jack up taxes without public outrage....it is all in the name of saving the planet, don’t you know.
Another cat escaped from the bag.... The high priests of the Cult of Global Warming are getting sloppy these days. It must be the cold.
In theory, this isn't necessarily so — unfortunately, it has become so in practice. Socialists long ago co-opted legitimate environmentalism. They wrapped their true red, squishy selves in a thick green rind.
What a shameful POS. This is more evidence that leftists make stuff up like global warming just to confiscate wealth from others.
why don’t we get global warming and environementalism declared actual religions, then when ever they open their mouths we can use the seperation of church and state line on them...
Man, if this isn’t a job for
I don’t know what is.
Did any conservative ever have a doubt that this issue wasn’t >99% about socialism and <1% about “saving the earth”?
“Global Warming is a global socialist plot, period”
There are free market solutions to each and every enviro-problem. Funny how all prominent greens just happen to advocate government internvention. Quite the coincidence, huh?
Actually, no, it’s not a coincidence. Conservative radio shock-jock Jason Lewis (Minnesota’s Mr. Right) repeatedly says global warming is a socialist answer looking for a question. They are socialists first, scientists second.
It’s already been tried with Secular Humanism.
The courts have ruled that it IS a religion for purposes of free exercise (conscientious objection)
but is not a religion when faced with the establishment test.
btttttt...(Bump the truth to the top.)
Now we understand the agenda a little better, in which a new layer of taxation is being applied.
But what was wrong with the old system of trading your time and talents for an earned wage, or selling the product of your ingenuity and labor, then trading your earnings back for the luxuries and necessities you deem vital to your life?
Sure, the outcome may be unequal, but what is “equal” about the result of giving unearned income to those who did not work for it, or did not demonstrate any rational claim on that cash flow?
If you want to give away part of your income to another, then by all means, adopt that pet project and give your income away. It is the element of “compulsary” donations that is the ugly aspect here.
Hasn't that always been its only purpose?
Exactly. Socialism is un-American. I want this guy fired immediately. If his boss won't fire him, I want the boss fired immediately, replaced, and his/her first job is to fire this socialist idiot.
There fixed it.
I'm awaiting his follow-up letter where he suggests Obama implement mandatory abortions for any woman who already has two children. Given how much of a misanthropic Kool Aid drinker this guy seems to be to me, it wouldn't surprise me to find out he supports Chinese population control efforts.
The irony, of course, is that once Obama gets done slashing NASA’s budget, they won’t have enough money a janitor.
uncle fenders said:"Separation of church and state" only applies to traditional, Christian churches. The ones with crosses on top.
why dont we get global warming and environementalism declared actual religions, then when ever they open their mouths we can use the seperation of church and state line on them...
There's no separation of Mosque and state, or coven and state. Environmental religions would get freedom of expression, but no prohibition of establishment. According to liberals, the establishment clause only applies to Christians, and possibly Jews sometimes.
Remarkable story—the truth appears so rarely these days.
Can’t they put him in a rocket and send him plunging into the depths of Uranus?
Hay moron, give them all your money, leave mine alone!
Good to see Hansen coming right out with his true motives behind global warming as a tool for social manipulation.
Either he works for NASA or he hawks the Global Warming Hoaxhe cant do both.What did you think NASA is kept for? Space walks?
You so called conservatives who despise governmet programs but love NASA are hypocrites.
NASA, AKA a black hole for government funding, is another tool for the left and should be defunded like any other government program.
James E. Hansen (science fraud), needs the words “science fraud” permanently attached to his name. He should rightfully join the panoply of the great science frauds of history: But he also has a place in their highest tier, of those frauds who did so with intent of malicious harm to as many people as possible, as well as science itself.
Paul Ralph Ehrlich
James E. Hansen
What do you say we start with Hansen’s wealth?
Sounds like a good population-control measure as well with the two half-shares per family proposal.
Wasn’t it Newsbusters who had that article from the London Telegraph about 2008 bringing and end to the fallacy of man made global warming and how most of the European politicians had given up on the issue, while the US liberals were digging in deeper?
I disagree with this, and with the headline, as an interpretation of Hansen's remarks. He states up front that his goal is to "decarbonize" the economy, and his tax idea is aimed at that. It's clear enough to me that Hansen is a true believer, and charges that he is engaged in fraudulent science for the sake of a socialist agenda are specious.
Still, it is true that his per capita redistribution idea springs from an egalitarian imagination, although Hansen tries to justify it on the basis that it is something the public will accept.
Aside from this question, he makes some very puzzling statements about his proposal.
His claim that, "A person reducing his carbon footprint more than average makes money." seems completely insupportable to me. It's a person, or household, that USES less than average that will nominally get more back than he, or it, pays.
Also, he says, "It will increase energy prices, but low and middle income people, especially, will find ways to reduce carbon emissions so as to come out ahead." How does he figure this? The newspapers regularly remind us that high energy prices strap the "poor", so one would have to think that they are aleady doing everything they can to reduce usage.
Of course, the real lulu is "No large bureaucracy is needed." This just highlights the naivete of a would-be philospher king.
Only drugs or insanity could produce a comment like this:
“Not one cent goes to Washington. No lobbyists will be supported. Unlike cap-and-trade, no millionaires would be made at the expense of the public.”
Global Warming is a political movement that is designed
to promote socialism and eliminate unbridled capitalism.
Global Warming is clearly a mental disorder. This so-called "scientist" Hansen has it bad and needs to be personally "decarbonized".
Inacting Hanson’s ideas would have the same effect as passing Smoot Hawley again. It would probably be even worse..
There is no doubt in my mine that the 'Use Global Warming to Redistribute Wealth' is the major objective:-)))))))
I was working at NASA back around '74 when, one day, one of the researchers noted gloomily that NASA has just passed a milestone: one administrator for each scientist.
He's insane and evil and extremely power hungry. He was caught red handed lying about the past two decades having all of the hottest years when the 1930s had quite a few
As to the stuff about the hottest years...Well, whaddya know! Turns out that's wrong, too. Figures from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) now show the hottest year since 1880 was 1934. Nineteen-ninety-eight dropped to second, while the third hottest year was way back in 1921. Indeed, four of the 10 hottest years were in the 1930s, while only three were in the past decade.
The real 15 hottest years are spread over seven decades. Eight occurred before the chief "greenhouse gas," atmospheric carbon dioxide, began its sharp rise; seven occurred afterwards
Former Rep Cynthis McKinney wants to know whay NASA is planning mroe exploration of Mickey Mouse’s dog....
Happy New Year Bump & A Ping!
Its so sickening that these lying liberals will stoop to anyting to force their way on the world.