Dr Jim Hansen the silenced self-effacing climate change scientist with a worldwide reputation for accurate and high-quality research.
Climate scientist they could not silence - Times Online
The White House ordered that Dr Jim Hansen was to be denied the oxygen of publicity forthwith. He was to be banned from appearing in newspapers and on TV and radio. He was effectively to disappear.
It was the kind of treatment that might be reserved for terrorists, criminals or, in a totalitarian regime, for political dissidents.
Hansen, however, was none of these things. The director of Nasa’s renowned Goddard space science laboratories was a dry, rather self-effacing climate change scientist with a worldwide reputation for accurate and high-quality research.
Apparently this was in February 2006 on this earth not in some nearly parallel universe, as you might have thought.