NASA's Hansen: Climate change a moral issue like slavery

"Let my carbon molecules go!" James Hansen as Moses? Or Lincoln? Why not? Guardian: Averting the worst consequences of human-induced climate change is a "great moral issue" on a par with slavery, according to the leading Nasa climate scientist Prof Jim Hansen. He argues that storing up expensive and destructive consequences for society in future is an "injustice of one generation to others". Hansen, who will next Tuesday be awarded the prestigious Edinburgh Medal for his contribution to science, will also in his acceptance speech call for a worldwide tax on all carbon emissions. In his lecture, Hansen will argue that the challenge facing future generations from climate change is so urgent that a flat-rate global tax is needed to force immediate cuts in fossil fuel use. Ahead of receiving the award - which has previously been given to Sir David Attenborough, the ecologist James Lovelock, and the economist Amartya Sen - Hansen told the Guardian that the latest climate models...(Read Full Post)

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