Follow-up to James Hansen: Global Warming Scientist for Hire
Well, well, well. James Hansen is becoming rich by selling his global warming mantra to anyone who will listen. He continues to exploit his tax payer funded position for personal gain. But it is all well above board I am sure. His position on global warming is not at all influenced by these lucrative outside engagements I am sure.
One does have to wonder, however, if he would be raking in this level of outside income if his findings weren’t in line with the IPCC doom and gloom scenario designed to kill off the global economy.
Sort of makes you say, hmmm.
ATI obtained Dr. Hansen’s Form SF 278, which is required to be filed annually, also under the Freedom of Information Act. The disclosure revealed that Dr. Hansen received between $236,000 and $1,232,500 in outside income in 2010 relating to his taxpayer-funded employment, which included:
• Between $26,008 and $72,500 in honoraria for speeches;
• Between $150,001 and $1.1 million in prizes;
• Just under $60,000 in the form of in-kind income for travel to his many outside-income generating activities
The travel reporting marked the first time Hansen detailed such “in-kind” benefits, which included apparent first-class travel for him and his wife on trips to Australia, Japan, and Norway. The new detail raises the question of whether Dr. Hansen wrongly submitted forms in previous years, which he left blank and attested “none” in the space where he is required to report travel expenses taken as part of his outside employment, all in years in which he was busy with numerous paid outside activities of the same sort as he was in 2010.
“Now that Dr. Hansen’s outside income has come under scrutiny, we see a newfound attention to detail on forms where he reports about these sources,” said Christopher Horner, ATI’s director of litigation. “It also shows that Dr. Hansen continues to enjoy a healthy level of earnings that supplement – and for his curious exploitation of – the taxpayer-funded position he holds.”
How can you not believe in God when stuff like this keeps happening! :)
Global warming activists had stormed Washington for what was billed as the nation’s largest act of civil disobedience to fight climate change, only to see the city almost shut down by a major winter storm.
As Washington was blasted with its heaviest snowfall of the winter, politicians cancelled appearances and schools and businesses were closed.
The storm also buried under 15cm of snow any hope of global warming activism.
Reports said the activists had hoped to swarm Washington in an effort to force the Government to close the Capitol Power Plant, which heats and cools government buildings, including the Supreme Court and the Capitol.
Fox News said the scene was reminiscent of a day in January 2004, when Al Gore made an address on global warming in New York — on one of the coldest days in the city’s history.
The storm was more serious elsewhere, paralysing most of the east coast yesterday.
For the first time in five years New York City cancelled school for its 1.1 million students.
I think God invented global warming just so he could mock the climate scientists like this!