Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hansen quote

This isn't the Hansen paragraph I was thinking of yesterday, but it is equally good:
"A major fight is brewing – it may be called war. On the one side, we find the short-term financial interests of the fossil fuel industry. On the other side: young people and other beings who will inherit the planet. It seems to be an uneven fight. The fossil fuel industry is launching a disinformation campaign and they have powerful influence in capitals around the world. Young people seem pretty puny in comparison to industry moguls. Animals are not much help (don’t talk, don’t vote). The battle may start with local and regional skirmishes, one coal plant or other issue at a time, but it will need to build rapidly – we are running out of time."

-- James Hansen, Yankee Ticket Prices and Fossil Fuels, 10 April 2008

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