Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Hansen Family Grifters

Last week, Jim Hansen, the prince of Chicken Littles, was featured on one of NPR’s programs condemning farmers for contributing to global warming/climate change.  According to this doomsdayer, tilling soil is as evil as cow farts or humans breathing.  I couldn’t help but laugh out loud.

How can anyone take this man seriously?  Mr. Hansen has never been right about anything.  And how can carbon dioxide be a pollutant when it is essential for life on earth?  Only a priest from the church of global warming would have us believe this foolish notion. Here is one of his dire assessments reported by The Guardian:

Barack Obama has only four years to save the world. That is the stark assessment of Nasa scientist and leading climate expert Jim Hansen who last week warned only urgent action by the new president could halt the devastating climate change that now threatens Earth. Crucially, that action will have to be taken within Obama's first administration, he added.

Soaring carbon emissions are already causing ice-cap melting and threaten to trigger global flooding, widespread species loss and major disruptions of weather patterns in the near future. "We cannot afford to put off change any longer," said Hansen. "We have to get on a new path within this new administration. We have only four years left for Obama to set an example to the rest of the world. America must take the lead."

Calm down Hansen Little - calm down.  

During the NPR interview, Mr. Hansen peddled a new technology that would suck carbon dioxide out of the air.  Of course, this would cost a lot of money and this disinterested climate expert didn’t comment on who would pay for this world saving device, but we all know who they’re eyeballing.  That’s right, the U.S. taxpayer.  

Apparently, the Hansen family is full of grifters.  His granddaughter is a plaintiff in a lawsuit.  Here is an excerpt from Our Children’s Trust website:

Their complaint asserts that, through the government's affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources.

The fossil fuel industry initially intervened in the case as defendants, joining the U.S. government in trying to have the case dismissed. On April 8, 2016, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin recommended the denial of their motions to dismiss., and U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken upheld Judge Coffin's recommendation, with the issuance of an historic  November 10, 2016 opinion and order that denied the motions. When the defendants sought an interlocutory appeal of that order, Judge  Aiken denied the Trump administration's motions on June 8, 2017. The following day, the Trump administration filed a petition for "writ of mandamus" to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking, again, to avert a trial. The Ninth Circuit has not requested the parties to submit briefs on the government’s petition, and could deny it without doing so

Sometimes I see the wisdom in the progressive era’s eugenics movement.


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