Dr James Hansen says we should prosecute climate change liars
Dr James Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and one of the worlds most prominent climate scientist, says in an article on the WorldWatch Institute website that climate change liars "should be tried for high crimes against humanity and nature."
Dr James Hansen wrote the guest opinion entry titled "Global Warming Twenty Years Later" in light of his testimonial to the US congress, 20 years after his 1988 June 23 testimony. In it he warns that "we have used up all slack in the schedule for actions needed to defuse the global warming time bomb," and that the "climate is nearing dangerous tipping points." According to Dr James Hansen we only have two years left to act.
He also wrote that the "safe level of atmospheric carbon dioxide is no more than 350 ppm" and that the 450 ppm (two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) goal, that for example the European Union has agreed on, "is a recipe for global disaster, not salvation."
Dr James Hansen urges that the "time is short" and that the 2008 USA election is "critical for the planet". But when our politicians remain silent and at "loggerheads" we, the "citizens must lead."
As Dr James Hansen says, "time is short." So should we really wait for the mobs of climate change refugees to take out their revenge or should we start prosecuting these liars and climate criminals right now?