Monday, June 23, 2008

James Hansen: Leading Fruitcake

James Hansen says today that if we don't reduce carbon emissions massively and rapidly, WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE:

James Hansen told Congress on Monday that the world has long passed the "dangerous level" for greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and needs to get back to 1988 levels. He said Earth's atmosphere can only stay this loaded with man-made carbon dioxide for a couple more decades without changes such as mass extinction, ecosystem collapse and dramatic sea level rises.

Holy Jeebus! We are all well and truly screwed...because of 35 parts per million.

Although Hansen isn't ready to start chaining himself to coal plants just yet, he is raring to start holding McCarthyite trials of oil executives:

James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming...

Voicing an opinion is a "high crime" now? Hansen is officially the world's preeminent fruitcake. You hear me James? You're a fruitcake. Fruiiiit-Caaakkke.

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