Planet Gore

Bankrupt, Baby, Bankrupt!

NASA’s James Hansen writes to Santa President-elect Obama:

James Hansen, who runs NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), has struck again. The political activist/scientist, global-warming guru, and boon companion to Al Gore has written a letter to Barack and Michelle Obama, imploring the president-elect and his wife to “decarbonize” the economy by imposing a steadily increasing “carbon tax” on coal, oil, and gas.

He also urges them to implement a “moratorium and phase-out of coal plants,” this country’s primary source of electrical generation. “Coal plants are factories of death,” Hansen charges, and their continued use will increase global carbon-dioxide emissions to a point where “the number of species that would be exterminated (committed to extinction) is one million.”

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