quote: $250,000 in terms of a research contribution is hardly a "fat check".
quote: The Institute organises seminars for religious leaders, academics and business leaders which aim to link economics and religion. It publishes books, journals, and opinion about related issues
quote: Are you seriously trying to compare funding an organization like this with funding a government research scientist?
quote: I think you could say Soros is politically interested, but that is aside the point, and not entirely relevant.
quote: it's merely demonstrating a link between politics and one particular effect its had on climate science
quote: For Hansen to secretly receive a large check from Soros, then begin making unsubstantiated claims about administrative influence on climate science
quote: How exactly did you interpret the sentance above?
quote: You simply injected your own opinion into what was happening and wanted it taken as fact.
quote: However, what I disagree with is that politics influenced his research.
quote: I will agree with you that Hansen did not act ethically. However, what I disagree with is that politics influenced his research. To me, it actually makes much more sense the other way around (that it was Hansen that drew the money from Soros, and it was Hansen who drew the attention of Gore).
quote: That is not what this site is about, last I checked.
quote: "XXXX religion thinks birth control is evil"
quote: There is no doubt that the Democratic Party has assimilated AGW into their platform.
quote: he was actually being both bankrolled and directed by Soros's organization
quote: Hansen's office did not return a request from DailyTech for an interview for this article.
quote: Not so with Hansen's reports, whose works scream alarmism...
quote: and I couldn't find any really that said that you (Jason) should not express your views.
quote: I was merely questioning
quote: You should know by now not to question Masher.
quote: Are you sure you're not offended by the content, not the form?
quote: In 1971, Hansen wrote his first climate model, which showed the world was about to experience severe global cooling. NASA colleagues used it to warn the world that immediate action was needed to prevent catastrophe.
quote: We are indebted to Dr. Hansen for making these Mie scattering calculations for us, for suggesting the use of the two-stream approximation, and for checking the fluxes obtained by the two-stream approximation against some exact solutions (which agree to within about 5 percent) to the multiple scattering problem [see, for example, J. E. Hansen, Astrophys. J. 155, 565 (1969)].
quote: the 'Open Society Institute' funded Hansen to the tune of $720,000, carefully orchestrating his entire media campaign.
quote: An increase by only a factor of 4 in global aerosol background concentration may be sufficient to reduce the surface temperature by as much as 3.5 ° K. If sustained over a period of several years, such a temperature decrease over the whole globe is believed to be sufficient to trigger an ice age.
quote: himself has described his contribution here
quote: At Steve’s 60th birthday celebration I argued that the Rasool and Schneider paper was a useful scientific paper, an example of hypothesis testing, in the spirit of good science.
quote: And you're still missing the main point. Most people don't read research papers, they read NEWSPAPERS. A journalist interviewed Rasool and reported he claimed an Ice Age is coming. That's what counts. Not what he wrote in a journal.
quote: Scientists are supposed to be much more objective than this, and research ethics dictate that scientists keep clear of advocating a particular side.
quote: Hansen's office did not return a request from DailyTech for an interview for this article
quote: note: The Strategic Opportunities Fund includes grants related to Hurricane Katrina ($1,652,841); media policy ($1,060,000);and politicization of science ($720,000). (Soros Foundation Annual Report).