James Hansen of NASA is not just any global warming Moonbat, he is Al Gore's official global warming Moonbat. It was Hansen's data that was used in Gore's Oscar/Peace prize winning film. Hansen's work is ruled by one motto: "If God deals you bad numbers--fudge them." This guy has been caught with more phony numbers than Al Capone's CPA.
Knowing that he cannot prove his global warming hoax, Hansen has a new model, he believes that "climate protection" laws should be imposed on Americans the same way things are imposed in his new favorite kind of government, a Chinese-Style Dictatorship. As reported in the Washington Times:
The nation's most prominent publicly funded climatologist is officially angry about this, blaming democracy and citing the Chinese government as the "best hope" to save the world from global warming. He also wants an economic boycott of the U.S. sufficient to bend us to China's will.Maybe its me, but it doesn't seem right that a guy who makes a living on the government dime is calling for an economic boycott of the country that pays his salary.
According to Mr. Hansen, compared to China, we are "the barbarians" with a "fossil-money- 'democracy' that now rules the roost," making it impossible to legislate effectively on climate change. Unlike us, the Chinese are enlightened, unfettered by pesky elections. Here's what he blogged on Nov. 24:
"I have the impression that Chinese leadership takes a long view, perhaps because of the long history of their culture, in contrast to the West with its short election cycles. At the same time, China has the capacity to implement policy decisions rapidly. The leaders seem to seek the best technical information and do not brand as a hoax that which is inconvenient."
It kind of makes one wonder if Mr. Hansen had ever hear of Tiananmen Square, does he remember the iconic picture of the man standing in front of the tank trying to stop the massacre that was about to follow, or any of the other human rights abuses that the government of China wages against its people to this day. If Hansen worked for the Chinese Government and called for an economic boycott of his country, he would never be seen alive again.
Because Congress is not likely to pass any legislation making carbon-based energy prohibitively expensive, he proposed, in the South China Morning Post, that China lead a boycott of our economy:I am not an attorney, but allow me to suggest that the technical term for someone who goes to a different country and calls for that country to wage an economic boycott of his homeland is treason. At the very least, in the corporate world, if he went to a major bond holder of the company he worked for and told them to pull their money he would be subject to dismissal. The time has come for an investigation of Hansen's comment's, if he wasn't misquoted he should either be charged with treason or, if his actions don't meet the legal definition of treason, he should be immediately terminated. Hansen has a right to free speech but not when he is acting as a representative of the United States Government.
"After agreement with other nations, e.g., the European Union, China and these nations could impose rising internal carbon fees. Existing rules of the World Trade Organization would allow collection of a rising border duty on products from all nations that do not have an equivalent internal carbon fee or tax.
"The United States then would be forced to make a choice. It could either address its fossil-fuel addiction ... or ... accept continual descent into second-rate and third-rate economic well-being."