Monday, May 05, 2008

Who is James Hansen?

I was watching Jeffrey Sach's give a lecture on global poverty, and I was amused when he noted cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 foremost scientist on global warming is...James Hansen [note: not my martial arts instructor Jim Hanson, who is 6 foot 3, weighs 250, can kill you with his left pinky, and also generally carries a knife and has a concealed carry permit--talk about a belt and suspenders approach]. This guy rocketed to fame because he alleged cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Bush administration censored him, a strange claim from someone on 60 Minutes (could you get a bigger platform?). But anyway, he's a trained as an astrophysicist. He's clearly smart, and understands cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 second law of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rmodynamics, but I don't think this makes him cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 foremost expert on earth's climate. I would think oceanographers, or people more directly studying cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se things, would be. I guess its no different than cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fact that Krugman and Stiglitz are experts at very stylized models of information asymmetries, and all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sudden cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir views on immigration and bank regulation are considered expert.

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