James Hansen Archive

  • Scientists ask the Pro-Nukers: "Do the positive possibilities that nuclear energy poses outweigh the negative? How would building more nuclear power plants in the US affect animals, plant life, people, and the economy? Should the US dedicate more time, money, and energy into creating more power plants or should the US try and shut down what power plants it already has?" Then they map the answers on the brain...

    Mapping the Pro-Nuclear Brain

    Scientists ask the Pro-Nukers: "Do the positive possibilities that nuclear energy poses outweigh the negative? How would building more nuclear power plants in the US affect animals, plant life, people, and the economy? Should the US dedicate more time, money, and energy into creating more power plants or should the US try and shut down what power plants it already has?" Then they map the answers on the brain...

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  • On Earth Day, world ecosystems face imminent danger from humanity's ecological overreach and climate change. Following the original 1970 theme of a national teach-in, promoting awareness of the acute problems, we must pose solutions to advance environmental sustainability, building a movement to work toward its implementation.

    Earth Day: Sustainability Movement Heals Humanity in the Wild

    On Earth Day, world ecosystems face imminent danger from humanity's ecological overreach and climate change. Following the original 1970 theme of a national teach-in, promoting awareness of the acute problems, we must pose solutions to advance environmental sustainability, building a movement to work toward its implementation.

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  • The revenue generated from a Carbon Tax, which should really be called a fee, would be returned to the citizenry, either through reductions in taxes or monthly dividends. That money would offset any increase in the cost of gas at the pump and would off-set already exorbitant financial stress caused by carbon release (i.e. medical bills and (un)natural disaster relief).

    Fees on Carbon in the Era of Trans-Pacific Partnership – By Peter Jefferson Nichols

    The revenue generated from a Carbon Tax, which should really be called a fee, would be returned to the citizenry, either through reductions in taxes or monthly dividends. That money would offset any increase in the cost of gas at the pump and would off-set already exorbitant financial stress caused by carbon release (i.e. medical bills and (un)natural disaster relief).

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  • Joe Nocera in the New York Times believes Dr. James Hansen, because he is head of NASA's Goddard Institute, should just shut up instead of participating in the anti-Keystone XL movement. Peter Jefferson Nichols argues this should be the role of any government scientist who recognizes the danger of passing climate tipping points, producing irreversible climate impacts.

    Peter Jefferson Nichols: A NY Times Columnist’s Misguided Crusade

    Joe Nocera in the New York Times believes Dr. James Hansen, because he is head of NASA's Goddard Institute, should just shut up instead of participating in the anti-Keystone XL movement. Peter Jefferson Nichols argues this should be the role of any government scientist who recognizes the danger of passing climate tipping points, producing irreversible climate impacts.

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  • The Keystone XL is a great line in the sand. It requires an executive approval from President Obama because it crosses an international boundary, a rare “Yeah” or “Nay” for a head of state. Should the President reject the project based on its adverse climatic effects, he would become the first world leader to recognize the mutually beneficial relationship between ecology and economy.

    Peter Jefferson Nichols: The NYT Misleads on How to Fix Climate Change

    The Keystone XL is a great line in the sand. It requires an executive approval from President Obama because it crosses an international boundary, a rare “Yeah” or “Nay” for a head of state. Should the President reject the project based on its adverse climatic effects, he would become the first world leader to recognize the mutually beneficial relationship between ecology and economy.

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  • Please join WilderUtopia and Burbank Green Alliance in welcoming Canadian First Nations actress and activist Tantoo Cardinal at a special Los Angeles area screening and discussion on Alberta Tar Sands Oil on December 6, 2011 in Pasadena. Rae Breaux from Tar Sands Action will also be on hand to discuss the campaign.

    LA Screening: “Tipping Point – The End of Oil” – Dec 6th

    Please join WilderUtopia and Burbank Green Alliance in welcoming Canadian First Nations actress and activist Tantoo Cardinal at a special Los Angeles area screening and discussion on Alberta Tar Sands Oil on December 6, 2011 in Pasadena. Rae Breaux from Tar Sands Action will also be on hand to discuss the campaign.

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  • While thousands surrounded the White House, a hundred people marched through downtown Los Angeles in solidarity calling for Obama to reject the 1,700-mile tar sands oil pipeline from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast.

    Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: Climate Game Over

    While thousands surrounded the White House, a hundred people marched through downtown Los Angeles in solidarity calling for Obama to reject the 1,700-mile tar sands oil pipeline from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast.

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