The Bizarre World of Radical Climate Science

Imagine that you are a climate scientist and the Earth is threatened with a climate disaster.  You need to warn the people of Earth and lobby Earth's governments.  If you are tired of poring over boring computer printouts, you may be only too ready to accept this mission of transcendent importance.  On the other hand, maybe you have lost touch with reality.  Maybe you have become a true believer fighting a dubious battle.  Maybe you are Dr. James Hansen, high civil servant, recipient of cash awards from left-wing foundations, and director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.  Hansen was arrested in front of the White House, dressed up to look like J. Robert Oppenheimer, the 1950s scientific martyr.  Hansen wants CEOs of energy companies to be prosecuted for "crimes against humanity." When scientists are fanatical believers in a cause, the authority and credibility that attach to science are turned into political capital to be spent in...(Read Full Article)

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