‘Fire Hansen’ Movement Hits Facebook

Published February 24, 2009

Demands for the firing of NASA astronomer and global-warming fear-monger James Hansen are spreading rapidly through the World Wide Web.

Hansen’s latest escapade–a YouTube video in which the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Sciences invites the public to “please join us” in forcibly occupying a D.C.-based coal-burning power plant–resulted in The Heartland Institute Monday calling attention to the growing chorus of voices urging President Barack Obama to fire Hansen. The astronomer has a tawdry record of doctoring climate data to fit his theory that the Earth is in a global-warming crisis, and he has demanded that scientists who disagree with him face a Nuremberg-style trial.

A section on FaceBook has opened up, “Fire James Hansen,” at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=53080958739, and is attracting new members.