Embarrassing NASA

A man who once supervised James Hansen at NASA says that Hansen “embarrassed” NASA with his strident claims about man-made global warming. That is about the most complimentary thing that Dr. John S. Theon had to say about Hansen in his interview.

“Hansen was never muzzled even though he violated NASA’s official agency position on climate forecasting (i.e., we did not know enough to forecast climate change or mankind’s effect on it). Hansen thus embarrassed NASA by coming out with his claims of global warming in 1988 in his testimony before Congress,” Theon wrote. [Note: NASA scientist James Hansen has created worldwide media frenzy with his dire climate warning, his call for trials against those who dissent against man-made global warming fear, and his claims that he was allegedly muzzled by the Bush administration despite doing 1,400 on-the-job media interviews! – See: Don’t Panic Over Predictions of Climate Doom – Get the Facts on James Hansen – UK Register: Veteran climate scientist says ‘lock up the oil men’ – June 23, 2008 & UK Guardian: NASA scientist calls for putting oil firm chiefs on trial for ‘high crimes against humanity’ for spreading doubt about man-made global warming – June 23, 2008 ]

Theon declared “climate models are useless.” “My own belief concerning anthropogenic climate change is that the models do not realistically simulate the climate system because there are many very important sub-grid scale processes that the models either replicate poorly or completely omit,” Theon explained. “Furthermore, some scientists have manipulated the observed data to justify their model results. In doing so, they neither explain what they have modified in the observations, nor explain how they did it. They have resisted making their work transparent so that it can be replicated independently by other scientists. This is clearly contrary to how science should be done. Thus there is no rational justification for using climate model forecasts to determine public policy,” he added.

One has to love (not) the left’s regular claims about having been “silenced” – made on national television and in many global platforms. Hansen is almost a poster child for that particular bit of nonsense.

Via Memeorandum

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4 Responses to Embarrassing NASA

  1. Rich Horton says:

    Kudos to you Gaisus. I wouldn’t have been able to blog about that story without unleashing a string of obscenities.

    Hansen is a joke. A poor scientist (which is to say, no scientist at all), with a penchant for fascist politics, not to mention a martyr complex that would make even Woody Allen say “Ooo, I think thats a bit much.”

  2. Mwalimu Daudi says:

    Junk science is always exposed sooner or later. The danger is that the global warming fraud will cause many in the public to conclude that all scientists -and not just hoaxers and pranksters like Hansen – are crackpots who will say anything to get attention and government funding.

  3. Gaius says:

    I try to keep it fairly calm most of the time. I do get very het up once in a while. Your style and mine fit together nicely. (Wonderful takedown of the Card critic, incidentally.)

  4. martian says:

    Yet I am still seeing claims in the media that NASA has given its complete support to Global Warming. Liberal AGW fanatics still have the MSM in their pockets.

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