Dr. James Hansen: Millionaire Watermelon Activist


Dr. James Hansen is an enemy of free enterprise and fossil fuels. He's a NASA bureaucrat with enormous power over climate data.

Dr. James Hansen is one of the most vocal watermelon activists in the globalist movement.

Hansen is a longtime liberal media darling, an Al Gore adviser and former John Kerry campaigner who runs the Goddard Institute for Space Studies under NASA.

Hansen is a political green activist who rakes in millions of dollars from environmental groups as well as George Soros’ Open Society Institute.

Christopher Horner, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide To Climate Change (And Global Warming) has been a longtime critic of Dr. Hansen. In fact, his organization, the American Tradition Institute, has sued NASA under the Freedom of Information Act for information on Hansen’s financial arrangements with green activist groups. According to Horner, “Hansen’s office appears to be somewhat of a vogue operation. It’s clearly a taxpayer-funded global warming advocacy organization.”

In early October, the American Tradition Institute’s Environmental Law Center received 2010 financial disclosures on Hansen. The financial data received revealed that Hansen got between $236,000 and $1,232,500 in extra income outside his job as a federal employee. He got between $150,000 and $1.1 million in prizes and $60,000 for travel expenses.

In 2010, Hansen won The Blue Planet Prize for: “Having predicted global warming in the early stage and warned that it would very probably cause destructive results for life on Earth, he called on the governments and the public to take immediate action to reduce and mitigate the impact of climate change.” He is wrong, of course.

He also won The Sophie Prize, for “for his clear communication of the threat posed by climate change and for his genuine commitment to future generations.” According to The Sophie Prize web site: “Hansen strongly believes that we need to phase out our coal mining and let fossil reserves stay in the ground. If all reserves of oil, gas and coal that still exist on this planet are used and the emissions are let out into the atmosphere it will be the end of our civilization. Still ‘some see it as their God-given right to harvest and burn all fossil fuels that are within their territories,’ states Hansen.”

The Sophie Prize web site is clearly anti-free enterprise and pro-centralized government. It states: “Today’s economic system is at odds with the limits set by nature. Too many decisions are based on short-term profit for a few select groups rather than a moral and fair distribution of the world’s resources.

“For as long as the means allow, The Sophie Prize will be awarded to an individual or an organization that, in a pioneering or a particularly creative way, has pointed to alternatives to the present development and put such alternatives into practice.” Hansen is their man.

Hansen clearly opposes the use of fossil fuels and also believes that nations have no right to their own resources. In other words, he opposes national sovereignty.

His extremist views are detailed in Watermelons: The Green Movement’s True Colors by James Delingpole and in Climategate by award-winning meteorologist Brian Sussman.

Delingpole notes that Hansen wrote a glowing recommendation for Times Up, a book written by a deep green environmentalist known as Keith Farnish. In it, Farnish calls for activists to sabotage economies and makes this astounding statement: “The only way to prevent global ecological collapse and thus ensure the survival of humanity is to rid the world of Industrial Civilization.” (Delingpole, James (2011-07-06). Watermelons: The Green Movement’s True Colors (Kindle Locations 2621-2622). Publius Books. Kindle Edition.)

What does Hansen say about Farnish’s work? He’s blunt: “Keith Farnish has it right: time has practically run out, and the ‘system’ is the problem. Governments are under the thumb of fossil fuel special interests—they will not look after our and the planet’s well-being until we force them to do so, and that is going to require enormous effort.” (Delingpole, James (2011-07-06). Watermelons: The Green Movement’s True Colors (Kindle Locations 2635-2637). Publius Books. Kindle Edition.)

Sussman describes some of Hansen’s radical leftist activities:

“A slick marketer, Hansen seems to possess an insatiable appetite for media attention—especially when the person asking questions is favorable to his point of view. In 2007, Hansen agreed to an interview on a rooftop in downtown San Francisco conducted by a counterculture, Internet-based outfit called TUC Radio (TUC is an acronym for ‘Time of Useful Consciousness’—the time between the onset of oxygen deficiency and the loss of consciousness). During the interview Hansen hardly sounded like an honorable director of a U.S. government agency, but more like Marxist community agitator: ‘I tell young people that they had better start to act up. Because they are the ones that will suffer the most. Many of the changes will take time, but we’re setting them in motion now. We’re leaving a situation for our children and grandchildren which is not of their making, but they’re going to suffer because of it. So I think they should start to act up and put some pressure on their elders, and on legislatures, and begin to get some action.’” (Sussman, Brian (2010-04-22). Climategate: A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam (p. 47-48). WND Books. Kindle Edition.)

Hansen is an outspoken enemy of coal, which fuels an estimated 50% of our electricity. He told the London Observer in 2009: “The trains carrying coal to power plants are death trains. Coal-fired power plants are factories of death.” According to Hansen, “…chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to [should] be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature.”

In short, Hansen is a taxpayer-funded watermelon who despises fossil fuel and believes that the destruction of industrial civilization would be a positive thing.




  1. Elsie E Connelly says:

    Let me be the first to state that Nature does not set limits for anything. Nature is as Nature does. That being said, these people are fruitcakes. Do they want us all to dig outhouses as we surely would have to, if we listened to these maroons. Don't they like electricity, warmth, a refrigerator to keep food fresh, heck to even dry food for sustanance in the long term takes some form of energy. Sun-drying doesn't work on fruit, it rots before the sun can dry it. Are we to become cave-men and cave-women just to suit these depraved individuals. I THINK NOT. STICK ALL YOUR AWARDS WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE AND FLOWERS DON'T GROW.

      Like on the planet Earth?
      How can Sunny Germany get most of their electricity from solar energy and we refuse to invest in our future? We all KNOW why, OIL… It really IS that simple!
      Why is it unreasonable for people to not want to "$hit where we sleep" as the saying goes? Does everyone here actually believe that the planet can take our abuse much longer? It's only a matter of time before we're shaken off like the dinosaurs were 6000 years ago when God made the Earth in 6 days 🙂

  2. normandola says:

    After his arrest for participating in an unruly protest, I wrote Hansen and submitted accurate data proving from 3 independent sources that there has been no increase in the Greenhouse effect. I asked him to stop torturing himself and promote the truth on the subject for benefit to his reputation and mental health. His subsequent behavior shows that despite his ability to understand the truth he nevertheless persists. This can only come from the usual "ends justify the means" philosophy of the Marxists Communists. We failed to realize when we outlawed the Communist party that we needed to maintain each generation's understanding and respect for the Constitution, not as a "suicide pact", but as a vaccine against the "Crimson Plague".

    • Usa Flag Flyngal says:

      What a mouthful! Very artfully stated. What planet produced these freakoids like Hansen and Gore, come from. Obama is just their puppet. He is to scared to hold out on them, which is way there is so much pay back going down. I hope that Congress nails all their "b _ lls" to the wall with all the Solyndra, Sun Power and the Fast and Furious scandals. Someone should be looking at who the investers and board members are in the ShoreBank and Sure Banks both based in Chicago. May be handling all the taxpayers money for the Green Crap. Yah think????

  3. The fact all these "watermelon activists" are MILLIONAIRES tells the real story, doesn't it?

  4. So we have another rich fruitcake out there , he needs to put his money where his mouth is , all of it , and give it to Al Gore . That should cement that sick relationship . I am told growing watermelons depletes the soil , maybe the soil depletion police need to investigate this terrible situation .

  5. Usa Flag Flyngal says:

    Hansen is a Theif and a liar, just like Al Gore. Obama is right on their coat tails. They are so HOT to get the Green Buck Economey in place, that they will destroy this Country to get it done. Are you going to let that happen? (collectively speaking). WE are all going to have to use the last RIGHT that we have and get the Commie / Socialists out of control of our country! Are you ready? Let's Roll!

  6. What is it about America's brightest? They are so easily led to believe anything that is leftists, socialist, communist, or destructive to America? Is it guilt complex? Is it a retarded gene in the arrogant? Is it the food they eat? Is it the flatulence they store in their brains that kills off their brain cells? Whatever it is I hope science actually finds a cure for it before the planet freezes into an iceball.

  7. "Climate Denial" is funded to the tune of hundreds of millions, by coal & oil companies.

    Given that, I'm surprised that your third paragraph (almost the second) is an attempt to paint him as being financially swayed, and having a vested interest. That's a dishonest attempt to stain & misrepresent his character, my friend.

    Climate change research is based on paleological climate samples (100 million years record), satellite measurements, and tens of thousands of evidential measurements.

    It is also supported, as established & valid science, by 90+% of actual practising scientists. Go to any university campus, talk to scientists, they're very concerned.

    Hansen himself, is a life-long Republican. Those with any manners or morals, would have a bit of respect. Maybe your mother should have given you some stricter discipline.

    It would be nice if Climate Change were not a problem. It would be great. But if we shamelessly try & pretend it doesn't, and 2 meters of sea-level rise starts to inundate the Eastern Seaboard & cities, we're all going to look mighty stupid.

    • Surly Curmudgen says:

      You seem to be under the impression that the socialist/communist types have restricted themselves to infiltrating only the Democrats.
      "It is also supported, as established & valid science, by 90+% of actual practising scientists"
      Define your use of scientist, if it includes any of the social sciences then you are busted. Those with an earth science degree when asked if it is man caused break out in laughter.

      • "Define your use of scientist, if it includes any of the social sciences then you are busted"
        But Thomas didn't say that did he? You're speculating and making a conclusion that's not based on any facts.
        Imagine yourself locked in a small room, let's call that Earth.
        Imagine someone hooks a car exhaust into the room and runs the car. Let's call that pollution.
        Do you think that's good for you?

    • Thomas, don't start with facts!
      "Climate change research is based on paleological climate samples (100 million years record), satellite measurements, and tens of thousands of evidential measurements".
      They don't go over well with this crowd.

  8. Ah yes, global warming aka climate change. We haven’t had this much climate change since the 1930s dust bowls and the heat wave of 1936 that makes this year seem cool. Yes, in 1936 man made climate change created the coldest winter on record followed by the hottest summer ever recorded. We had man made climate change going on even back in 1936 when the population was less, there were less cars, there were less factories, there was less world industrialization. 1936 had less of everything, but had the coldest and hottest temps ever recorded.

    So don’t buy this crap about global warming/climate change. Temps bounce around all over the place. 1936 is a good example to examine:

    • The dust bowl was caused by poor farming practices, not climate. It was due to farmers thinking they could keep abusing the soil by not rotating crops and clearing the land of trees etc. that keep the soil together. They really didn't know any better…many of us DO know better and that's why it's all studied. The hope is we can slow down or change our bad habits…

      I wonder since these comments were pre-Sandy if everyone just feels that it was just a little shower…

  9. In the 1970's, Hansen predicated a new ice age by the 1990's.

  10. James Hansen is a hero. While you lot are frenetically pretending that AGW isn't real, Hansen is alerting the world to the danger we face, and trying to get something done about it. To be honest, I'm almost 100% sure that it's too late and that we're (collectively) too short-sighted and combative to actually get together and solve the problem… even if it's solvable, which is very much in doubt. Nevertheless, Hansen deserves the highest possible accolades for standing up and being counted, with the best interests of humanity at heart, and at great personal risk.

    He is, absolutely, a reluctant hero.

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