The Attack On Global Warming

"60 Minutes" aired a piece last night that is "must see" TV. (Full story here)

DarkSyde at Kos:

NASA climate scientist Jim Hansen again blasted the Bush-Cheney White House, saying that Climate Change is 'real', and that human activity is the most likely cause

"There's no doubt about that, says Hansen. "The natural changes, the speed of the natural changes is now dwarfed by the changes that humans are making to the atmosphere and to the surface."

CBS asked Ralph Cicerone, the president of the National Academy of Sciences, about Hansen's expertise and conclusions:

"I can't think of anybody who I would say is better than Hansen ..." Asked what is causing the changes, Cicerone says ... "Carbon dioxide and methane, and chlorofluorocarbons and a couple of others, which are all -- the increases in their concentrations in the air are due to human activities. It's that simple." on

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The Left Coaster:
James Hansen is the country's premier Global Climate change scientist. Since the 1970s he has been at the forefront of the studying global climate change and has provided his expert opinion to every administration since then. Dr. Hansen believes that the world is in serious trouble -- so much trouble that he refuses to remain silent even when the Bush administration orders him to be on"
Update: Rep. Brad Miller: "If you know of other instances of censoring, intimidating, blacklisting or whatever, e-mail my legislative assistance, Heather Parsons, at, or Dan Pearson of the Democratic staff of the Science Committee at"


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