Grandparents: Do you agree with James Hansen that delay is immoral?

Submitted by Jerry on Fri, 03/09/2012 - 03:33

“It would be immoral to leave these young people [grandchildren] with a climate system spiraling out of control.”—Dr. James Hansen

Dr. James Hansen said that if we wait 10 years to begin reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we will need to reduce them at a rate of 15%/year to stabilize the climate. This, he said, would be “difficult and expensive — perhaps impossible.”

Dan Miller reports that NASA climate scientist James Hansen gave a talk at the TED conference in Long Beach, CA on February 29th where he laid out the case for taking urgent action to reduce greenhouse emissions. Miller's report and the Hansen talk at TED

Dan Miller is Managing Director of The Roda Group, a venture capital group focused on clean technology. "And in this case, the stakes are too high and scientists tell us that there is no reason to be optimistic if we don’t take serious action right now. For the sake of our children and grandchildren, let’s get moving." A brief summary of climate science