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Climate Maverick to Quit NASA (James Hansen)
The New York Times ^ | April 1, 2013 | Justin Gillis

Posted on 04/01/2013 7:01:59 PM PDT by Rocky

James E. Hansen, the climate scientist who issued the clearest warning of the 20th century about the dangers of global warming, will retire from NASA this week, giving himself more freedom to pursue political and legal efforts to limit greenhouse gases. Science Times Podcast

Marveling at the efficiency of a killer in the skies and NASA’s household name on climate change takes his fight for the earth’s future into retirement.

His departure, after a 46-year career at the space agency’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan, will deprive federally sponsored climate research of its best-known public figure.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; hansen; nasa
Hope this isn't an April Fools' joke.
1 posted on 04/01/2013 7:01:59 PM PDT by Rocky
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To: Rocky

“Maverick”? His was and is establishment opinion. Who are they going to call a maverick next, John McCain?


2 posted on 04/01/2013 7:03:27 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Rocky

Anthony Watts has it posted on Watts Up With That.


3 posted on 04/01/2013 7:03:45 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Rocky

Another sequester victim. I don’t know what took NASA so long but I’ll take it.


4 posted on 04/01/2013 7:04:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The GOP will never get another cent or vote from me. Thanks to the eight gangbangers.)
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To: Rocky

Don’t let the door hit you in the behind on the way out Jimmy boy.

46 yrs of sucking on the govt teat. wow


5 posted on 04/01/2013 7:05:15 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Rocky

I don’t believe NASA will miss Mr Hansen much.


6 posted on 04/01/2013 7:05:17 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Tublecane

LOL.


7 posted on 04/01/2013 7:06:02 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Rocky

Not exactly early retirement. The guy is 72, and has worked for NASA almost 50 years. I imagine his gubbermint pay and retirement funds have added up to quite a lot. Plus, he gets big speaking fees, I’m sure.

NASA was founded in 1958, so he’s been there almost from the beginning.


8 posted on 04/01/2013 7:07:28 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Rocky

No way this idiot would have lasted in the private sector. Layers of government protected him. Now he’ll get an undeserved government pension and go work for Al-Jazeera.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 7:07:33 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: driftdiver

46 years in gubmint probably gets you 10 months a year vacation and sick days


10 posted on 04/01/2013 7:10:23 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Tublecane
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oh no! who will shave the seasons?

11 posted on 04/01/2013 7:10:35 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Rocky

I hope the ghost of Werner Von Braun haunts this lowlife until he breathes his last molecule of oxygen. What a waste of good air.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 7:11:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The GOP will never get another cent or vote from me. Thanks to the eight gangbangers.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

If this is what sequesters get us, I say, “More! More!”


13 posted on 04/01/2013 7:12:10 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Cicero
NASA was founded in 1958, so he’s been there almost from the beginning.

I wonder if he ever did anything useful for them.

14 posted on 04/01/2013 7:13:37 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Rocky

Yup! I’m in!


15 posted on 04/01/2013 7:13:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The GOP will never get another cent or vote from me. Thanks to the eight gangbangers.)
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To: Cicero
NASA was founded in 1958, so he’s been there almost from the beginning.<<

and as history dictates... all useful idiots must come to an end...(in his case..before his senility gives him away...)

16 posted on 04/01/2013 7:14:57 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: FlingWingFlyer
What a waste of good air.

You're right about that. I guess all the recent articles about how CAGW was overblown may have undercut his support there.

17 posted on 04/01/2013 7:15:23 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Rocky
...will deprive federally sponsored climate research of its best-known public figure.

"Federally sponsored" is commie lib newspeak for "taxpayer dollars".

18 posted on 04/01/2013 7:16:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The GOP will never get another cent or vote from me. Thanks to the eight gangbangers.)
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To: Rocky

Bovine Feces New York Times! James Hansen is a fraud.

The real climate prediction expert is former NASA rocket scientist John L Casey. After 25 years and tens of billions of dollars spent by NASA and the US government, John Casey has done the studies and finally surmised the real reason for changes in the climate is sun activity. And we are currently starting a 20 year cooling trend. And there isn’t a damn thing that humans on Earth can do about it and humans didn’t cause it.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 7:17:04 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: digger48
46 years in gub'mnt ~ the federal gub'mnt ~ gets you a max of 26 days annual leave, and 10 days sick leave.

Odds are good Hansen stuck with the old FERS system so the max on that retirement was hit at 40 years, and that pays 80% of your high three.

Not a bad retirement at all but folks it ain't a golden parachute either!

20 posted on 04/01/2013 7:18:53 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ImNotLying
The conclusion none of the AGW folks want to reach is quite simple ~ that the old ground and sea based temperature measurement stations produced garbage data.

The modern satellite based systems started up about 20 years back ~ maybe a little more if you add in the CIA and Air Force intelligence satellite systems. These systems report an incredibly stable temperature apparently unaffected by CO2 levels.

21 posted on 04/01/2013 7:22:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Rocky

22 posted on 04/01/2013 7:22:47 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Rocky

With the implosion of the AGW charade, Hansen has seen the writing on the wall and is taking the money and running. I would not be surprised if he has a very nicely accommodated vacation home on some obscure Pacific island to retire to where nobody can find him except, maybe, Al Gore.


23 posted on 04/01/2013 7:24:56 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Cicero

Indeed. While still an Iowa teen he was studying with fellow Iowan James Van Allen who was doing NASA stuff before there was actually a NASA!

If Hansen had gone to Iowa State instead of leftist outhouse hole University of Iowa, he would have been a decent human being.


24 posted on 04/01/2013 7:27:52 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: ImNotLying

Yes, it is pretty nauseating to see the NYT glorify this bag of wind. But what do you expect from the Slimes?


25 posted on 04/01/2013 7:29:03 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Rocky

Almost every sentence in the article is dishonest. Hansen is not a scientist. Hansen has been wrong about everything he said. He pushed the fraudulent global warming agenda and demanded political action.


26 posted on 04/01/2013 7:31:42 PM PDT by detective
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To: Rocky

‘I wonder if he ever did anything useful for them.’

He will forever be known for ending the NASA manned space program. Way to go Jimmy baby.

At least there is money for reparations now.


27 posted on 04/01/2013 7:32:54 PM PDT by Delta Dawn
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To: Rocky
giving himself more freedom to pursue political and legal efforts to limit greenhouse gases.

Yeah, right. He is just licking his chops after seeing the bag of loot that Algore has made peddling his charade. As a willing accomplice, he is just wanting his fair share.

28 posted on 04/01/2013 7:41:54 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: crusty old prospector
Yeah, right. He is just licking his chops after seeing the bag of loot that Algore has made peddling his charade. As a willing accomplice, he is just wanting his fair share.

Algore knew how to make some real money off of the deal. Hansen may get some speaking fees, and maybe he's written a book (did he? - if so, I'm sure it sold at least a hundred copies), but he is a pauper compared to Algore. There must be some professional jealousy.

29 posted on 04/01/2013 7:55:04 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Rocky

God All Mighty, free at last....


30 posted on 04/01/2013 8:00:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: muawiyah
Not a bad retirement at all but folks it ain't a golden parachute either!

Isn't Hansen the one (of the US GW frauds) that got funding from Soros to "polish" his image, delivery, and story?

31 posted on 04/01/2013 8:00:13 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Looks like a bunch of Old White Guys.


32 posted on 04/01/2013 8:02:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
God All Mighty, free at last....

LOL!

And it's April Fools' Day, so I will always remember the day.

33 posted on 04/01/2013 8:05:56 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Tublecane

Good one!


34 posted on 04/01/2013 8:07:36 PM PDT by Psiman (PS I am not a crackpot)
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To: Cicero
Not exactly early retirement. The guy is 72, and has worked for NASA almost 50 years. I imagine his gubbermint pay and retirement funds have added up to quite a lot. Plus, he gets big speaking fees, I’m sure.

He'll likely drop dead while doing during his first Metamucil commercial.

35 posted on 04/01/2013 8:12:58 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Rocky

An honorable man would commit hari kari after convincing so few to make policy that harmed so many based on nothing but bs.


36 posted on 04/01/2013 8:23:33 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Tublecane
This is a relatively accurate definition of the word maverick as used by the MSM. Remember now, they change the meanings of words with newspeak.

A government employee who acts and lies as if they are going up against the government, but in reality they are just brainwashing a group of citizens into a position the government wants them to occupy.

37 posted on 04/01/2013 8:35:48 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: TurboZamboni

McLame is another on who has sucked the taxpayer teat for toooo long.


38 posted on 04/01/2013 8:44:25 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (It only takes one to start hostilities. It takes two to agree to end them.)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

You mean, like his whole life?


39 posted on 04/01/2013 8:46:47 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: Rocky
James E. Hansen, the climate scientist who issued the clearest warning of the 20th century about the dangers of global warming, will retire from NASA this week...NASA..NASA...oh yeah, isn't that the group that failed to spot a meteor a month or so ago until it entered earth's atmosphere and almost obliterated Russia - like I believe that Hansen and his cronies can predict what the temperature's going to be in fifty years.....
40 posted on 04/01/2013 9:12:01 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Rocky
I also hope this is not an April Fool's joke.
His departure is about 43 years too late.

46 years at a government job? He should be a poster boy for the difficulty of firing the worse than incompetent. He actually worked hard at making the lives of most Americans worse than it could have been otherwise.

41 posted on 04/01/2013 10:03:49 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: justa-hairyape
Worth a double post:

This is a relatively accurate definition of the word maverick as used by the MSM. Remember now, they change the meanings of words with newspeak. A government employee who acts and lies as if they are going up against the government, but in reality they are just brainwashing a group of citizens into a position the government wants them to occupy.

42 posted on 04/01/2013 11:03:11 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

(( ping ))

Good riddance to bad garbage.


43 posted on 04/01/2013 11:23:59 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: publius911
46 years at a government job? He should be a poster boy for the difficulty of firing the worse than incompetent. He actually worked hard at making the lives of most Americans worse than it could have been otherwise.

NASA supported and encouraged this "scientist" for all these years while he distorted facts to suit his own personal crusade. It is a blight on that organization. I deeply resent that my tax dollars went toward his financial support. If I were elected President, I would make it one of my aims to find out who in NASA has been protecting Hansen all of these years, and make sure their careers were terminated immediately.

44 posted on 04/02/2013 4:24:52 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: detective
"Hansen has been wrong about everything he said"

Actually, early in his career, when he was researching global COOLING, he had a few useful insights.

45 posted on 04/02/2013 6:32:11 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Rocky

Hanson will slide into full senility, chew his fingernails off and fill the vacuum in his brain with dust mites and CO2 exhaust. Ten years from now, he’ll be found dead in a small Hartford bungalow with news clippings stacked to the ceiling, dirty dishes and dogs eating his face off.


46 posted on 04/02/2013 6:41:51 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Yup. And the press gives him “hero” status because he crashed 2 planes while training and managing to get shot down (hell, I could do that). He has an over blown opinion of his opinions and himself. It is time (past time) for him to go away.


47 posted on 04/02/2013 11:28:54 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (It only takes one to start hostilities. It takes two to agree to end them.)
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