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June 23, 2008

NASA Global Warming Thug James Hansen to Call For "Crimes Againt Humanity" Charges Against Those Who "Spread Doubt" About His Hysterical Doomsayings

Gallieo chuckled darkly.

James Hansen, one of the world's leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer.

Hansen will use the symbolically charged 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking speech (pdf) to the US Congress - in which he was among the first to sound the alarm over the reality of global warming - to argue that radical steps need to be taken immediately if the "perfect storm" of irreversible climate change is not to become inevitable.

Speaking before Congress again, he will accuse the chief executive officers of companies such as ExxonMobil and Peabody Energy of being fully aware of the disinformation about climate change they are spreading.

In an interview with the Guardian he said: "When you are in that kind of position, as the CEO of one the primary players who have been putting out misinformation even via organisations that affect what gets into school textbooks, then I think that's a crime."

Climate Audit attempts to make sense of the adjustments Hansen is forever making to the raw data to get the numbers he releases to the public. Hansen apparently refuses to release his code and protocols so that other people can check out exactly why he's raising the observed temperature at this station or that (science!), so Climate Audit is apparently forced to attempt to reverse-engineer the code based on a comparison of the actual data to the reported data.

Content warning: Unless you're into computer code, those posts won't make a lot of sense, and Climate Audit isn't really able to draw many conclusions yet, except Hansen's code is an absolute mess and doesn't seem to really make sense. Hopefully Climate Audit will figure it out soon and make it understandable for the rest of us.

Thanks to Arthur and Chad.






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