On Wednesday, the New York Times published a front-page story by John M. Broder on climategate, “Scientists Take Steps to Defend Climate Work.” Their slant was as you would suspect. Today, Myron Ebell took a shot at them an article at FoxNews.com that destroys the Times’ piece. Read “The New York Times Fights Back Against the Climate-gate Scandal” in its entirety, but we’re going to highlight a few paragraphs we liked here. We admit it, we just like this section because it calls James Hansen a nutter.
“Nutters” is English (and Schmidt is English) slang equivalent to “nut” in the sense of crazy person. Well, Schmidt should know—his boss is the director of GISS, Dr. James E. Hansen. Hansen is widely considered to be the leading scientific promoter of global warming alarmism and as such is a highly political animal. He is also increasingly kooky and extreme.
Hansen claimed a few years ago that the Bush Administration was censoring him. It turned out he had given over 1,300 interviews during the Bush years! Hansen predicted over twenty years ago that much of Manhattan would be under water by now as the result of sea level rise caused by global warming.
Last year, Hansen, a federal employee, was arrested for protesting at a coal mine in West Virginia. He has endorsed industrial sabotage as justified by the climate crisis we are facing and said that oil company executives should be put on trial for “high crimes against humanity and nature.”
So Schmidt has it right: the nutters are in control–of the global warming alarmist agenda. I’ll be waiting for The New York Times to publish that story.
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