James E. Hansen, a top climate scientist at NASA stirred up a lot of shit last week when he revealed that the Bush administration was attempting to muzzle him and other scientists on issues relating to climate change and global warming.
He claimed NASA headquarters had ordered his lectures, papers, postings on the Goddard Web site and requests for interviews from journalists to be monitored and reviewed.
He replied with a hearty, "Nigga please."
From the NY Times,
"Dr. Hansen said he would ignore the restrictions. 'They feel their job is to be this censor of information going out to the public,' he said."
Dean Acosta, deputy assistant administrator for public affairs at the space agency, said there was no effort to silence Dr. Hansen. "That's not the way we operate here at NASA," Mr. Acosta said. "We promote openness and we speak with the facts."
Contradict that with the nonsense from 2004 when "The Day After Tomorrow" was released and NASA was banned from joining any of the discussions on climate change that the movie brought up.
But no one is supposed to remember that...
Despite the fact that global warming has kind of rocked so far during this New York winter, it's not good for the environment and stuff. Seriously.
James Hansen, for your scientific swagger and temperature truth-telling, you are the Snitch of the Week.