Wow… Seattle Times edited James Hansen’s description of cap-and-trade from ‘bribes’ to ‘politics’

The Seattle Times doesn’t want anyone — especially James Hansen — to sully the image of Washington State’s proposed carbon tax.

Here’s the paragraph in the op-ed that Hansen submitted to the Seattle Times:


Here’s the paragraph in the op-ed that the Seattle Times ran:


The Seattle Times also made this change to Hansen’s op-ed:


8 thoughts on “Wow… Seattle Times edited James Hansen’s description of cap-and-trade from ‘bribes’ to ‘politics’”

  1. The purpose of modern journalism is not to report all events that may impact our lives or report legitimate hints, suggestions that could protect our lives, health and property. Their purpose is to give the “illusion” of doing so while spreading their propaganda.

  2. Found this article: “Young, talented and fed-up: scientists tell their stories”

    It is amusing what this guy considers science:

    “Usually, Tingley thought of himself as a “pretty stoic guy” — and on paper, his career was going well. He’d completed a master’s degree in statistics and a PhD in Earth science, both at Harvard University. With these, and four years of postdoctoral experience, he had landed a rare tenure-track faculty position. He thought he would soon be successfully combining statistics and climate science to produce the type of interdisciplinary research that funding agencies say they want.”

  3. Who contributes more CO2, humans or Termites?
    The idea that humans could affect climate is just wrong.
    The belief that methane is heating up is proven wrong by physics. The Ir band that Methane can absorb is blocked by water vapor.

  4. Anthropogenic global warming is a fraud. The facts are very simple:

    CO2 is a “trace gas” in air and is insignificant by definition. It would have to be increased by a factor of 2500 to be considered “significant” or “notable.” To give it the great power claimed is a crime against physical science.

    CO2 absorbs 1/7th as much IR, heat energy, from sunlight per molecule as water vapor which has 188 times as many molecules capturing 1200 times as much heat producing 99.9% of all “global warming.” CO2 does only 0.1% of it. Pushing panic about any effect CO2 could have is clearly a fraud.

    There is no “greenhouse effect” in an atmosphere. A greenhouse has a solid, clear cover trapping heat. The atmosphere does not trap heat as gas molecules cannot form surfaces to work as greenhouses that admit and reflect energy depending on sun angle. Gases do not form surfaces as their molecules are not in contact.

    The Medieval Warming from 800 AD to 1300 AD Micheal Mann erased for his “hockey stick” was several Fahrenheit degrees warmer than anything “global warmers” fear. It was 500 years of world peace and abundance, longest ever.

    Vostock Ice Core data analysis show CO2 rises followed temperature by 800 years 19 times in 450,000 years. Therefore temperature change is cause and CO2 change is effect. This alone refutes the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis.

    Methane is called “a greenhouse gas 20 to 500 times more potent than CO2,” by Heidi Cullen and Jim Hansen, but it is not per the energy absorption chart at the American Meteorological Society. It has an absorption profile very similar to nitrogen which is classified “transparent” to IR, heat waves and is only present to 18 ppm. “Vegans” blame methane in cow flatulence for global warming in their war against meat consumption.

    Carbon combustion generates 80% of our energy. Control and taxing of carbon would give the elected ruling class more power and money than anything since the Magna Carta of 1215 AD.

    Most scientists and science educators work for tax supported institutions. They are eager to help government raise more money for them and they love being seen as “saving the planet.”

    Read the whole story in “Vapor Tiger” at, including a demo experiment that proves CO2 increase have minor cooling effect on the atmosphere. For Kindle only $2.99 including a free Kindle reading program for your computer.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for more.

  5. Well, My, My, My, …. perhaps Washington State is one of the first states to become a signatory of the Agendas 21/2030 (sustainable development), of the UN, the state politicians are from various districts, and it is the towns and cities in those districts that actually sign on, so naturally their state congressional representatives would be the promoters of such a revenue bill. … One more good reason to dig into the local government, (mayors, counsels, and boards) to see if they have adapted the guidelines of Agendas 21/2030

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