James Hansen: Abusing the Public Trust

Monday, James Hansen, Director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), addressed Congress and brought a new twist to his tired global warming song and dance routine.  Hansen now seems to be calling for the chief executives of Big Oil to be tried for high crimes against humanity.  Their crime?   Spreading doubt about global warming.  Actually, it is Hansen who is guilty. Guilty of abusing the public trust.James Hansen is the recognized international arbiter of the global temperature record-past, present and future.  Armed with a network of thermometers, state-of-the-art satellites, computers and a huge chunk of NASA's near $18 billion budget, Hansen is the man who is deemed the final authority on Al Gore's constant claim that "the earth has a fever."  All this despite the fact that GISS' own data clearly illustrates that the Earth's temperature has been flat since 1998 and recently has been dipping downward.  Hansen's...(Read Full Article)