James Hansen famously conspired in the mid-eighties with a Stanford professor to start a cascade of organizations, aided and abetted by long-time Communist Maurice Strong in the UN, which spread the doctrine of Global Warming due to Man-made greenhouse gases.
No one denies that SOME of the warming of the planet over the last thirty years [remember that in the seventies, the media was agog with stories of global cooling!] is due to industrialization across the planet in the economic development of huge-population countries such as China, India, and Indonesia. However, the IRCC of the UN and other subsequent organizations have overlooked the immense pollution of brown-coal burning in China and other primitive methods of electricity generation to concentrate on highly evolved ecoinomies in Europe and the United States as far as any environmental punitive measures are concerned.
Along with NGOs, academic institutions have been accorded lavish amounts of funding to "investigate" the global warming, always with a bias towards anthropogenic global warming as the chief culprit. Other sources of energy, such as the sun which actually provides 99.9% of the warmth on this planet, have been studiously ignored by this cabal of greedy academics, who under the guidance of Strong and Hansen and the Essex group exposed by an e-mail whistleblower last year have exerted a series of "peer-group" approved fixed scientific studies which all conclude that human, rather than solar, energy has been the chief culprit in global warming.
Nobel Laureate physicist Richard Feynman warned of scientific hucksters like Hansen and Strong in his famous CalTech speech on "cargo cult science."
Here's some of the scams that charlatan Hansen has pulled off recently, according to Fox News:
-- A shared $1 million prize from the Dan David Foundation for his "profound contribution to humanity." Hansen's cut ranged from $333,000 to $500,000, Horner said, adding that the precise amount is not known because Hansen's publicly available financial disclosure form only shows the prize was "an amount in excess of $5,000."
-- The 2010 Blue Planet prize worth $550,000 from the Asahi Glass Foundation, which recognizes efforts to solve environmental issues.
-- The Sophie Prize for his "political activism," worth $100,000. The Sophie Prize is meant to "inspire people working towards a sustainable future."
-- Speaking fees totaling $48,164 from a range of mostly environmental organizations.
-- A $15,000 participation fee, waived by the W.J. Clinton Foundation for its 2009 Waterkeeper Conference.
-- $720,000 in legal advice and media consulting services provided by The George Soros Open Society Institute. Hansen said he did not take "direct" support from Soros but accepted "pro bono legal advice."
Hansen did not respond to Fox News' request for comment.
Some of the above payoffs to grifter Hansen may be illegal, and Fox promises to follow up bringing this shifty schemer to justice.