Grandfather of Climate Change’s Continued Dire Warnings
Jim Hansen [search], the first scientist to bring concerns regarding tglobal warming to a large audience and arguably the world's leading climate change scientist, continues to issue remarkably candid and dire warnings. In today's Guardian he states the world is now in “imminent peril” [ark] and “we cannot now afford to put off change any longer… We have only four years left for Obama to set an example to the rest of the world.” He rails against carbon markets as weak and ineffective, preferring carbon taxes (as do we). And he describes coal as “factories of death”.
I implore all reading this to respond to our greatest present thinkers, and rise to the challenge of saving being, by embracing radical transformations such as hefty carbon taxes, ending ancient forest logging, banning the use of coal, and reducing population and inequitable consumption. These goals are literally “to die for”.