“President Obama can’t catch a break: Just when he gets right with the gays, the greens come after him. In today’s New York Times NASA’s leading climate scientist James Hansen takes the president to task for not doing jack on climate change.” Down-under “not doing jack” would be a double-negative, as I suspect it is in the US. Regardless, it looks like it’s time for NASA to retire the poor old fart as a major embarrassment to science.
“President Obama speaks of a ‘planet in peril,’” Hansen fumes, “but he does not provide the leadership needed to change the world’s course.”
Hansen says he was “troubled” by a comment the president made during a recent interview with Rolling Stone. Obama, when asked whether he agreed with Hansen that if the U.S. approves the Keystone Pipeline and burns dirty Canadian tar sands, it’s “game over” for the climate, said – no, adding that Canada would exploit its reserves “regardless of what we do.” He went on: