Even James Hansen wants Copenhagen to fail

Hansen (L), Homer (R)

Hansen (L), Homer (R)

And with Al Gore pulling out of a $1,200-a-head presentation, things aren’t looking that hot:

The scientist who convinced the world that global warming was a looming danger says the planet will be better off if next week’s Copenhagen climate change summit ends in collapse.

James Hansen, considered the most distinguished climate scientist [Ha, ha! My aching sides – Ed], says any agreement to emerge from the meeting will be so flawed that it would be better to start again from scratch.

His words came on the same day as the University of East Anglia announced an investigation into the thousands of damaging leaked emails emanating from its Climatic Research Unit.

Professor Hansen heads the NASA Goddard Institute earth sciences unit in New York. In 1989 he made several appearances before Congress and did more than any other scientist to educate [“brainwash” – Ed] politicians about the causes of global warming and the urgent need to change behaviour.

Earlier this year, he was awarded the Carl Gustaf Rossby Research Medal by the American Meteorological Society. It was awarded for his outstanding contribution to climate modelling and for clear communication of climate science in the public arena. [The ABC is in full hyperbole mode here, as you can see – Ed]

He certainly was not mincing his words when he gave his views to the Guardian newspaper online about the prospects for next week’s climate change conference.

“The approach that’s being talked about is so fundamentally wrong that it’s better to reassess the situation,” he said.

“I think it’s just as well that we not have a substantive treaty.”

Advice to Copenhagen delegates. Save the airfare, save the CO2, stay at home instead.

Read it here.


  1. The Homer/Hansen similarity is uncanny.

    Hansen has voluntarily occupied the extreme position in the propaganda war, so that whatever the outcome of his attempted subterfuge he has to express outrage. He like every other climatastrophist will have to accept the blame and the shame that history and in time science, will direct his way.

  2. Tom J. Arnold. says:

    What with Al not shaking hands, Jimbo now starting damage limitation, maybe the tide is turning towards climate truth.
    The ball is rolling in the States, Obarmy’s aids are now on the AGW defensive, Mann is disowning Jonesy and everything is going t*ts up.
    Hence Jimbo, he can see the way things are going, so what now for Hansen?
    Is it back to the previous hypothesis???

  3. Tom J. Arnold. says:

    On Hansen or Homer, I would always defer to Homer Simpson.

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