Saturday, February 21, 2009

And Our New Age of Non-Political Science Continues...

Remember, James Hansen is a scientist. He's not an activist, political or otherwise.




So, the "science is very clear" that our only "practical" option is to stop using coal. Completely. Because using science, technology, and human ingenuity to develop better emissions-control technologies and carbon-sequestration methods is a total waste of time. The "science is very clear" about this. And so on March 2nd, we must all flock to Washington, DC, for what he hopes will be the largest protest of its kind.

Remember, James Hansen is a scientist. He's not an activist, political or otherwise.

Like when he said that coal-fired power plants were "factories of death" and the trains carrying the coal to those plants were "death trains." That's non-political science. That's not activism in favor of specific policy choices. Because "science" leaves no room for dissent regarding metaphorical imagery.

Remember, James Hansen is a scientist. He's not an activist, political or otherwise.

I know he's a scientist because he said we need to convince Congress and the president to take the actions necessary to "preserve climate." Otherwise, young people and future generations someday might not have any climate. Wording like that is why peer-reviewed, scientific journals hire people like me to edit scientists like him. So James Hansen must be a scientist, not an activist.

And that ominous music? Well, that's the soundtrack of non-political science at its best. I understand they play it for the engineers on those "death trains." So case closed.

Because James Hansen is as scientist. He's not an activist, political or otherwise.

(Hat Tip: Tim Blair)