The scientist who convinced the world to take notice of the looming danger of global warming says it would be better for the planet and for future generations if next week's Copenhagen climate change summit ended in collapse.Hansen is so far off the reservation he's even come to criticize Gore and Obama, which should tell you how whacked out he is.
In an interview with the Guardian, James Hansen, the world's pre-eminent climate scientist, said any agreement likely to emerge from the negotiations would be so deeply flawed that it would be better to start again from scratch.
"I would rather it not happen if people accept that as being the right track because it's a disaster track," said Hansen, who heads the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.
"The whole approach is so fundamentally wrong that it is better to reassess the situation. If it is going to be the Kyoto-type thing then [people] will spend years trying to determine exactly what that means." He was speaking as progress towards a deal in Copenhagen received a boost today, with India revealing a target to curb its carbon emissions. All four of the major emitters – the US, China, EU and India – have now tabled offers on emissions, although the equally vexed issue of funding for developing nations to deal with global warming remains deadlocked.
So the folks here got to thinking: With Hansen's attitude toward Copenhagen, could that have given him the motivation to leak the CRU emails?
We are now variously told that the police are investigating the "theft" of the data, and have interviewed the temporarily redundant CRU director, Phil Jones, about the "crime".Now if it's shown Hansen is indeed the leaker, would Barbara Boxer want him charged with a crime?
If they are looking for a suspect, however, they need look no further than James Hansen "the world's pre-eminent climate scientist" – a man known to endorse criminal activity and support civil disobedience.
Although he might seem an unlikely suspect, in The Guardian today, he reveals his underlying motivation, telling the paper that it would be better for the planet and for future generations if next week's Copenhagen climate change summit ended in collapse.
Any agreement likely to emerge from the negotiations would be so deeply flawed that it would be better to start again from scratch, he says, adding: "I would rather it not happen if people accept that as being the right track because it's a disaster track ... The whole approach is so fundamentally wrong that it is better to reassess the situation."
So there we have it. This is a man with the motive and, from his elevated status in the "climate change community", he undoubtedly had the opportunity and the access.
By way of further confirmation that he dun it, it is highly suspicious that none of the emails released incriminate him or his Goddard Institute. And who else would have the knowledge to select such incriminating information from the mass of material that must be stored on the CRU computer?
Hansen, therefore, is most definitely "deep climate", the man who admits he wants Copenhagen to fail.
Hot Air links. Thanks!
Now look what we have here: Algore is running for cover. Feeling the heat, Albert?
Has anyone in the lamestream media even asked Gore about ClimateGate?
Thanks also to Instapundit for the link.