Tuesday, June 24, 2008

NASA Climate Expert Wants Oil Company Leaders Punished

James Hansen, top NASA climatologist and political target of the Bush administration, returns the favor by urging prosecution of oil executives for spreading disinformation about fossil fuel emissions and climate change.

Hansen favors heavy investments in non-polluting, alternative power sources to directly address climate change.

Hat tip to an excellent source.

1 comment:

enoughalready said...

From downplaying the amount of oil spilled by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, to false comparisons between the factors that led to Jimmy Carter's call for a windfall profits tax and today's circumstances, to the very misleading advertising campaign we cannot avoid seeing every time we turn on the TV, is there any doubt about the venality of the oil industry? The list of global bad behavior is of course much longer than this, and includes, as we all know, the undermining of mass transit and the train industry in this country.