ABC Attacks NASA Skeptic with 'Incensed' Scientists
Offer any skepticism of global warming and the media quickly line up experts to discredit you.
Thatâ€™s exactly what happened on â€śWorld News with Charles Gibsonâ€ť on May 31. Correspondent Bill Blakemoreâ€™s report was about a â€ścontroversyâ€ť over recent skeptical remarks made on NPR by NASA administrator Dr. Michael Griffin.
â€śWorld Newsâ€ť then quoted two â€śincensedâ€ť scientists to attack
â€śI was shocked,â€ť said Hansen in an interview. â€śI almost fell off my chair because it is a statement of which indicates and ignorance of what has been learned over the last few decades, primarily from NASA observations.â€ť
He openly supported George W. Bushâ€™s previous two Democratic opponents. Hansen says he voted for Kerry "because he recognized global warming problem" and he also stated that he had great respect for former Vice President Al Gore, noting that he met with Gore in January 2006 and ended up consulting for Gore on his climate change slide show presentations.
Blakemore also quoted a second upset scientist.
â€śI think the administrator ought to resign,â€ť said Michael Oppenheimer, professor of geosciences and international affairs at
Oppenheimer is hardly the voice of reason when it comes to sound environmental policy. In an article published in Science on March 23, Oppenheimer co-authored an article that favored the implementation of a cap-and-trade system of carbon credits. Oppenheimer suggested in the article â€śa market-based system with a economy-wide cap on emissions and trading of emissions allowance would do the same. The article favored this policy over carbon taxes or the use of carbon subsidies to stimulation innovation, but didnâ€™t rule them out.
Blakemore neglected to include anyone who would support