Russ Steele tar upp ett brev från James "6-meter-havshöjning-på-100-år" Hansen till Barack och Michelle Obama, vilket han förmedlar via Obamas vetenskaplige rådgivare, John Holdren.
(Låt mig parentetiskt nämna att Holdren varit en alarmist av kanske samma kaliber som Paul Ehrlich, som omkring 1970 sa att USA:s befolkning p g a matbrist skulle minska till en bråkdel av dåvarande fokmängd. Holdren deltog 1980 i Ehrlich vadslagning med Julian Simon om pris på mineraler som Ehrlich förlorade. Han har senare år attackerat Lomborg så att dansken fått göra avbön för att, som man tror, ungå avsked; detta enligt bl a John Tierney och Frank Tipler.)
Hansen to Holdren, Hansen to Holdren, help me, help me?
Having failed at climate modeling, James Hansen delves into economics in a letter to John Holdren, Obama's new science advisor. He asks Holdren to pass on a four page letter on to Michelle and Barack Obama. Why Michelle, are we going to suffer through another co-presidency?
You can read Hansen's four pager to the Obamas here, but his summery in the cover letter to Holdren covers all the bases, no coal, more energy taxes, and just a little nuclear, and we should rely on a yet unidentified break through for "energies of the post-fossil-fuel-era." One wonders what Hansen smokes while writing his letters.
A few weeks ago in London, where Anniek was running after me from one meeting to another, she had a heart attack (fortunately we were near a very good hospital -- the problem should be permanently fixed via the stent they inserted plus a better diet). As we waited a week for her to be able to fly I wrote the attached letter to the Obamas. Could you possibly forward this letter to them?
I realize that it is a long letter (4 pages + a page of footnotes). But global warming likely will be, eventually, the problem of their lifetime. His presidency may be judged in good part on whether he was able to turn the tide -- more important, the futures of young people and other life will depend on that. So four pages may not be intolerably long.
My hope is that he (even better they) will want to understand the matter, not just rely on advisers. I refer not to the details of climate science, but rather what needs to be done. The danger is that the compromises and special interests...
Så håller det på... Bl a föreslås sedan stora prishöjningar på fossil energi
Resten och länk till Hansens brev till Obama på Steeles NC Media Watch.