Well, Al Gore has finally met his match. First, NASA’s James Hansen hopes Copenhagen will fail, not because it would destroy economies, but because it wouldn’t destroy them hard enough. From the story:
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.
I agree, only this time people like Hansen and the Climategaters shouldn’t have exclusive control. In fact, we need a thorough airing with no legitimate scientific voice kept away from the microphone and the peer reviewed journals.
And here’s the really Looney Tunes part: He equates combatting global warming to fighting slavery and the Nazis:
In Hansen’s view, dealing with climate change allows no room for the compromises that rule the world of elected politics. “This is analagous to the issue of slavery faced by Abraham Lincoln or the issue of Nazism faced by Winston Churchill,” he said. “On those kind of issues you cannot compromise. You can’t say let’s reduce slavery, let’s find a compromise and reduce it 50% or reduce it 40%.”
That’s all folks!