06 Aug '12, 10pm

Today, in a study released by NASA, Dr. James Hansen suggests we’re already way, way behind in the climate game:

When I testified before the Senate in the hot summer of 1988, I warned of the kind of future that climate change would bring to us and our planet. I painted a grim picture of the consequences of steadily increasing temperatures, driven by mankind’s use of fossil fuels. But I have a confession to make: I was too optimistic. James Hansen directs NASA’s Goddard Institute. You’ve heard the name; he was one of the earliest, loudest voices calling for action on climate change. He’s the man who told 350′s Bill McKibben that a completed Keystone XL pipeline was “game over” for the planet . Today, in a study released by NASA , Hansen suggests that we’re already way, way behind in the game. Photo by trdesignr . The quote above comes from an opinion piece that ran in the Washington Post this weekend. In it, Hansen outlines the ways in which global warming has exceeded even his own pe...

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