Thursday, August 16, 2007

Video Apology, Please Mr. Hansen!

Dr. James Hansen

Dr. Michael Griffin, NASA, chief administrator has come under fire for a couple of statements that he’s made about global warming. Dr. Griffin said that he is not sure that Global warming is a problem we [human beings] must wrestle with and secondly it is not NASA’s mandated charge to spend its resources, time, materials and man power validating the theory of global warming.

Dr. Griffin was excoriated for his views called ignorant and was made to apologize to a NASA scientific community of warm-earthers or anthropogenic global warming advocates on video no less.

James Hansen being one of the NASA scientist that demanded Dr. Griffin’s apology and chief whipping boy is director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. (Note his title refers to “space studies”) Hansen is the consummate warm-earther, shill for Global warming/climate change.

And as NASA’s resident name caller he has a lot at stake in making his boss bow down to the consensus and the theory of anthropogenic global warming. Why? Because most of the global warming models are built on Mr. Hansen work and if the theory is wrong, Mr. Hansen is wrong.

But that wouldn’t bias Hansen, no way, now would it?
Hansen was once profiled on CBS' "60 Minutes" as the "world's leading researcher on global warming," [And] Hansen acted as a consultant to Al Gore's slide-show presentations on global warming. [H]e endorsed John Kerry for president, and received a $250,000 grant from the foundation headed by Teresa Heinz Kerry. –Investors Business Daily

Remember when Hansen was asked about Dr. Griffin’s remarks concerning global warming his response was, "I almost fell off my chair."
"It was a shocking statement because of the level of ignorance it indicated with regard to the current situation,"
–James Hansen

James Hansen has the dubious distinction of being Al Gore’s brain and he is well connected in the warm-earther society enough to have received grant moneys from them but he’s not bias, nooo, because he’s a scientist. (Yeah right!)

However it’s NASA with all that rocket scientist brain power that is red faced when it comes to the controversial topic of global warming because a single retired executive, Stephen McIntyre, blogging in his pajamas discovered that the brain trust at NASA was putting out errant data in their attempts to support the theory of man-made climate change.

McIntyre discovered that NASA’s unadjusted data regarding Surface Temperature Analysis was the reason for their errant claims and called it to their attention which immediately voided the claim that 1998 was the hottest year ever.
NASA responded by this half-hearted acknowledgement and correction of their mistake.

(We wish to thank Stephen McIntyre for bringing to our attention that such an adjustment is necessary to prevent creating an artificial jump in year 2000.)

However because of Mr. McIntyre due diligence it has been determined that three of the top 10 hottest years are in the last decade not this decade and 1998 was not the hottest year ever.

Four of the top ten are in the 1930's, before either the IPCC or the GISS really think man had any discernible impact on temperatures. Further thanks to Mr. McIntyre the correct listing for the top ten hottest days are 1934, 1998, 1921, 2006, 1931, 1999, 1953, 1990, 1938 and 1939. Source Link

NASA claimed, largely due to James Hansen’s work, that 1998 ranked as the hottest year ever in the United States and published that so called finding to the “ooos” and “aahs” of their fellow warm-earthers.

These findings seemed to fit quite neatly into the warm-earther theorists claims that man made activity such as recent factory output producing CO2 emissions plus the thousands of SUV’s on the roads were the primary cause for the earth’s temperature reaching dangerous levels and the Greenland glacier melt.

However, recent research has found that Greenland has been warming since the 1880's, but since 1955, temperature averages at Greenland stations have been colder than the period between 1881-1955. Meaning that glaciers have been warming since the 1880’s (that’s 100 years, count them, of melting) that would put any melting of Greenland glaciers outside of the timeline for the claim of anthropomorphic CO2 emissions climate change.

What is so ironic about this whole sorted affair is that Dr. Griffin’s statements regarding climate change attempted to remove NASA out of the politics of global warming and into the business of space exploration which it is mandated to do and he did this graciously without attempting to prejudice anyones work.

For his efforts he was called ignorant and made to apologize. Dr. Griffin said:
“I have no doubt that … a trend of global warming exists. I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with. To assume that it is a problem is to assume that the state of Earth's climate today is the optimal climate, the best climate that we could have or ever have had and that we need to take steps to make sure that it doesn't change.

First of all, I don't think it's within the power of human beings to assure that the climate does not change, as millions of years of history have shown. And second of all, I guess I would ask which human beings — where and when — are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now is the best climate for all other human beings. I think that's a rather arrogant position for people to take.” – Dr. Michael Griffin, NASA, chief administrator
He also said:
“Nowhere in NASA's authorization, which of course governs what we do, is there anything at all telling us that we should take actions to affect climate change either one way or another.”- Dr. Michael Griffin, NASA, chief administrator
Dr. Griffin is right, James Hansen and NASA’s warm-earther contingency are wrong. As well Hansen and his colleagues are what is wrong with science, they are the epitome of what happens when scientists sell out to politically correct agendas to receive popular acclaim and grant moneys.

We demand the same treatment that was foisted on Dr. Griffin we want an apology for the wrong data that NASA published and an apology for the politicalization of the space exploration agency by shills such as James Hansen who represents a warm-earther agenda and we want it on video!