Jim Hansen in The News Again

PM urged to veto new coal-fired generators, The Age

"Dr Hansen's letter, written as a private citizen rather than in his capacity as NASA's top climate scientist and Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University Earth Institute, is similar to the one he sent British Prime Minister Gordon Brown this year. In 2006 he accused the Bush Administration of trying to gag calls for urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and has urged colleagues to speak up in communicating their observations of the changing planet."

Editor's update: Hmmm ... if Dr. Hansen was really interested in expressing his views - as a "private citizen" - then why not use a pseudonym on this letter? This is all kind of silly. No one would really care what he had to say were it not for his obvious public connection to NASA. This way he gets listened to because of his NASA notoriety and yet he can also say that he is not representing NASA. Neat trick!

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