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January 2, 2009
NASA's James Hansen to the Rescue!
NASA's James Hansen has written a personal letter to President-elect Obama outlining his plans for saving the planet from global warming. Hansen has been wrong so many times about the "inevitability" of global warming that most of us have lost count. But it is hard to be wrong -- when it feels so right.According to James Randerson writing for the U.K. Guardian, Hansen, head of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has asked that his letter be delivered directly to Obama. The letter was signed by Hansen and his wife and is addressed to President-elect and Michelle Obama. (Proving, no doubt scientifically, that global warming is a family concern.):The letter, from Hansen and his wife Anniek, is a personal plea to the first couple. It begins: "We write to you as fellow parents concerned about the Earth that will be inherited by our children, grandchildren, and those yet to be born ... Jim has advised governments previously through regular channels. But urgency now...(Read Full Post)