NASA scientist: climate change is a moral issue on a par with slavery
(Severin Carrell, The Guardian
Full-time global warming alarmist and NASA scientist James Hansen, speaking Tuesday, April 10, in Scotland where he received the Edinburgh Medal for contribution to science, called for a worldwide tax on all carbon emissions, equating the moral imperative of his cause with that of abolishing slavery. In addressing such ethical, political, and economic issues he is, of course, speaking squarely within the bounds of his scientific expertise—M.S. in astronomy, Ph.D. in physics focused on radiative transfer. “Hansen told the Guardian that the latest climate models had shown the planet was on the brink of an emergency”—precisely what he’s been saying since 1988, though global temperature stubbornly refuses to rise to match
to his models’ forecasts. Yes, this moral prophet is the same James Hansen
who claimed to be censored by the U.S. government despite speaking and writing publicly hundreds of times, possibly in violation of his NASA contract; called for trials for fossil fuel corporation chiefs for “high crimes against humanity and nature”; and received over $1.6 million in speaking fees for work related to and often expressly for NASA
but failed to report it as required by law
. But he will
lecture the world on morality.
Law, Regulation, & LitigationGreen Is Taking Us for a Ride
(Marita Noon, Townhall.com
The hypocrisy apparent in environmentalists’ treatment of animals is most acutely seen in their selective destruction of certain owl species that are predominant in an area where endangered owls have been introduced. Jobs lost, people dead from disease, permanent pre-industrial societies, all of these mean nothing to environmentalists. This is the third in a three-part series by Marita Noon. Parts one
were featured in the March 28
Cornwall newsletter, under Religion & Ethics
Climategate Heads to Court
(S. Fred Singer, American Thinker
Michael “Hockey Stick” Mann, formerly of the University of Virginia [UVA], is embroiled in legal battles about his infamous graph that purported to show unprecedented and extreme 20th-century warming and to erase the Medieval Warm Period. Critics charge that Mann deliberately withheld contrary evidence. Claiming exemption from Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act because of academic freedom, UVA refuses to release Mann’s data. But because UVA is tax funded, the American Tradition Institute claims in a lawsuit, it is subject to the FOIA, and if there were doubt of that, its release of the data to Mann himself after his departure vitiates UVA’s claim, since, as a 1983 Virginia attorney general’s opinion held, “once a public body disseminates any record, ‘those records lose the exemption accorded by’ FOIA,” and, as federal judicial precedent holds, "selective disclosure ... is offensive to the purposes underlying the FOIA and intolerable as a matter of policy.”
Politics & DebateTreasury OIG: Watchdog Pussyfoots Around Solyndra Debacle
(Marlo Lewis, Globalwarming.org
When Solyndra defaulted on its half-billion dollar federally guaranteed loan in September 2011, people looked toward the Department of Energy for explanation of how things could go so wrong. Little has come of the issue because many involved have been dragging their heels to produce requested documents. Suspicion that the Obama Administration was well aware of the high risk grew when it was found that DOE ignored many warnings. Now the Treasury’s Office of Inspector General has released an audit confirming the loan-guarantee approval process was rushed and poorly executed. This has been one of many failures
of the solar industry involving federal loans. More here
Can Republicans Play the Green Card?
(Patrick Michaels, Forbes
As radical environmental policies increasingly represent political suicide one wonders if some Republican hopefuls for POTUS have the clout to capitalize on this given their own histories.
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