Tagged: James Hansen

The Climate War - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 20, 2010

The climate change rhetoric when Obama came to power was exciting. It sounded as if he would lead from the front and the US would soon have a federal cap-and-trade system. “Delay is not longer an option. Denial is no longer an acceptable response.”  Certainly we have seen an end to denial from the White [...] … Read More

Thinking of our grandchildren - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 30, 2010

Book Review: Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity by James Hansen Price: US$16.50* Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (December 8, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1608192008 ISBN-13: 978-1608192007 Climate change contrarians and deniers love to hate James Hansen. He’s up there alongside Al [...] … Read More

Conference in Bolivia: who pays the price of change? - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 21, 2010

“We are very worried because we have no water. Half the people of this community have already left. Those who remain are struggling with the lack of water.” Those are the words of a villager in a small Bolivian village called Khapi which is suffering from the effects of retreating glaciers in the Andes.  A [...] … Read More

Swiftboating science - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 15, 2010

“Swiftboating” is a new term for me – and for science, I guess. But it is part of US political jargon. To quote Wikipedia: “Swiftboating . .  is used as a strong pejorative description of some kind of attack that the speaker considers unfair or untrue—for example, an ad hominem attack or a smear campaign. The term comes [...] … Read More

Carterist ’science’: Bob’s self-plagiarism, misrepresentation and misquotations - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 11, 2010

The crank web is all atwitter with the news that Bob Carter’s been censored by Australia’s public broadcaster, the ABC. But an exclusive Hot Topic investigation reveals that the supposed “censorship” looks a lot more like prudent quality control. Carter’s submission plagiarises his own writings, misquotes and misrepresents James Hansen, and joins the recent baseless [...] … Read More

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