NASA Scientist Urges Action on Climat...

NASA Scientist Urges Action on Climate Change

There are 11 comments on the Patch.com story from Sep 23, 2011, titled NASA Scientist Urges Action on Climate Change. In it, Patch.com reports that:

More than 400 people turned out atA Bergen Community College A Thursday night to hear NASA scientist, former Ridgewood resident and renowned climatologist James E. Hansen speak about global warming and how to solve it.

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Northie

Spokane, WA

#1 Sep 24, 2011
Here's Hansen on Letterman:

SpaceBlues

River Grove, IL

#2 Sep 24, 2011
Northie wrote:
Here's Hansen on Letterman:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =xhm-NCu5bjwXX
Thanks. I did not know that Letterman was so knowledgeable.
Fun Facts

Rio Rancho, NM

#3 Sep 24, 2011
Yes Hansen is a NASA scientist. But, and it's a big BUT, Hansen has turned into an activist.

That means that his opinions are no longer the opinions of a skepitical scientist, but an as advocate for the agenda he has for so long promoted.

Hansen has already had to correct his published data. He created a graph of US temps that showed the US with the same type of warming as the world graphs show.

Hansen refused to release the data and methodology that he used to create that temp reconstruction.

After many FOI requests, Hansen was required to release the data and several independent reviews demonstated the errors in Hansen original graph and he had to change it.

2010 which was considered to be the warmest or tied with the warmest year ever in the world, was, after the corrections, only 23rd warmest here in the US.

Here's a graph of 2010 as compared to the averaged temperatures of the years 1990 to 2010. This time period was chosed because it is reported that CO2 values increased by 45% during the 1990 to 2010 time frame.

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/do_...

If this is a crisis, the graph surely doesn't show it.
SpaceBlues

River Grove, IL

#4 Sep 24, 2011
Science works!

New Data Put Cosmic Speed Limit To The Test
http://www.npr.org/2011/09/23/140745856/new-d...

This article gives a hint of all the hard work that goes on in science. The exchange between scientists encompasses more than just old data and graphs.
NobodyYouKnow

Nepean, Canada

#5 Sep 24, 2011
SpaceBlues wrote:
Science works!
New Data Put Cosmic Speed Limit To The Test
http://www.npr.org/2011/09/23/140745856/new-d...
This article gives a hint of all the hard work that goes on in science. The exchange between scientists encompasses more than just old data and graphs.
And it illustrates the problem of communicating that learning to the public, even the 'science reporters' who are increasingly ignorant of science (in my opinion).

Einsteins theory states that nothing with mass can travel AT the speed of light. It states nothing about not being able to go faster than light or the speed of massless particles. The issue arises since the as you approach the speed of light with an acclerated mass, the 'virtual mass' keeps increasing so that you need an infinite force ( F=1/0) to accerate TO the exact speed of light.

Usually massless particles intrinsicly travel AT the speed of light (i.e. photons), but some theoretical particles (tachyons) were suggested to always travel FASTER than light as an intrisic property, never able to slow BELOW the speed of light.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#6 Sep 25, 2011
NobodyYouWantToKnow wrote:
And it illustrates the problem of communicating that learning to the public, even the 'science reporters' who are increasingly ignorant of science (in my opinion).
Your opinion counts for nothing, Mr Undoubtably Spelt Fourty.
NoFactNoHope wrote:
Einsteins theory
Possessive, Mr Undoubtably Spelt Fourty, the theory of Einstein, Einstein's theory.
LessFact's BS and bafflegab.
Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
http://www.muppetlabs.com/~breadbox/txt/al.ht...
NoFactNoHope wrote:
states that nothing with mass can travel AT the speed of light. It states nothing about not being able to go faster than light or the speed of massless particles. The issue arises since the as you approach the speed of light with an acclerated mass, the 'virtual mass' keeps increasing so that you need an infinite force ( F=1/0) to accerate TO the exact speed of light.
Usually massless particles intrinsicly travel AT the speed of light (i.e. photons), but some theoretical particles (tachyons) were suggested to always travel FASTER than light as an intrisic property, never able to slow BELOW the speed of light.
Thanks for the badly explained lesson, Mr Undoubtably Spelt Fourty.
Einstein's theories are readily available for reading on the internerd.
NobodyYouKnow

Nepean, Canada

#7 Sep 25, 2011
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>Einstein's theories are readily available for reading on the internerd.
And they will back up my point. Only you and your increadible ignorance seem immune.

Now if you could find me ANY published physicist who disagrees with my point, I might take it seriously.
MIDutch

Waterford, MI

#8 Sep 25, 2011
"The American 'allergy' to global warming: Why?"

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/A...

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#9 Sep 25, 2011
From the article:
More than 400 people turned out at Bergen Community College Thursday night to hear NASA scientist, former Ridgewood resident and renowned climatologist James E. Hansen speak about global warming and how to solve it.

“We’re either going to stabilize the climate or live in a mess,” said Hansen, the director of the Goddard Institute of Space Studies in New York....
Two points:

We've never been able to stabilize the climate, if you don't like the climate where you live, move.

Hansen is a third string guest on Letterman's show and draws crowds at community colleges; he's on the wane.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#10 Sep 25, 2011
NobodyYouWantToKnow wrote:
And they will back up my point.
NoFactNoHope wrote:
Only you and your increadible ignorance seem immune.
"Increadible?"
NoFactNoHope wrote:
Now if you could find me ANY published physicist who disagrees with my point, I might take it seriously.
As I pointed out earlier, your opinion counts for nothing, Mr Undoubtably Spelt Fourty.
I note you haven't managed to explain CO2, "as a greenhouse gas causing 'thermal pollution' of the planet" yet?

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#11 Sep 25, 2011
Brian_G wrote:
We've never been able to stabilize the climate, if you don't like the climate where you live, move.
Great advice, it worked for me.

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