Hey Joe Oliver, don't mind James Hansen.
He's just the adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University
He's just a guy who was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1996.
He's just a guy who received the 7th Annual Heinz Award in the Environment (endowed with US$250,000) for his research on global warming.
He's just a guy who was listed as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2006.
He's just a guy who received the Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility for his courageous and steadfast advocacy in support of scientists' responsibilities to communicate their scientific opinions and findings openly and honestly on matters of public importance.
He's just a guy who shared the US $1-million Dan David Prize for having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world.
He's just a guy who received the PNC Bank Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service for his outstanding achievements in science.
He's just a guy who was named by EarthSky Communications and a panel of 600 scientist-advisors as the Scientist Communicator of the Year citing him as an outspoken authority on climate change and who had best communicated with the public about vital science issues or concepts during 2008.
He's just a guy who was awarded the 2009 Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Meteorological Society, for his outstanding contributions to climate modeling, understanding climate change forcings and sensitivity, and for clear communication of climate science in the public arena.
He's just a guy who won the 2010 Sophie Prize for his key role for the development of our understanding of human-induced climate change.
He's just a guy who was one of the 2012 FP Top 100 Global Thinkers for sounding the alarm on climate change, early and often.
He's just a guy who received the Commonwealth Club of California’s annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communications.
James Hansen clearly doesn't have the experience, and doesn't have what it takes, he's clearly in over his head.
Oh wait... That's you Joe Oliver!
Thank goodness you took your very valuable time to open your big fat mouth to lambast James Hansen while visiting Washington DC on an official government lobbying junket - and to make Canadians look like raving lunatics and assholes. Growth and prosperity! —Dartmouthy