Tar-Sands Oil Makes Climate Change Unsolvable

By Alex Morales / Bloomberg: Exploiting oil and gas trapped in tar sands and shale threatens to make climate change“unsolvable,” said James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who raised concerns about global warming in the 1980s. Conventional reserves of oil, gas and coal already have more carbon embedded in them than is safe to burn without causing “dangerous” levels of…

For Insurers, No Doubts on Climate Change

By EDUARDO PORTER / New York Times: If there were one American industry that would be particularly worried about climate change it would have to be insurance, right? From Hurricane Sandy’s devastating blow to the Northeast to the protracted drought that hit the Midwest Corn Belt, natural catastrophes across the United States pounded insurers last year, generating$35 billion in privately insured property…

James Hansen: The Carbon Tax

“I’m very disappointed [California] chose a half-baked system like cap-and-trade, with offsets,” said NASA climatologist James Hansen in a conversation with Climate One host Greg Dalton. He prefers a carbon fee and dividend and, in the absence of a strong carbon price, says the risks of reaching climatic tipping points that could bring catastrophic consequences…

James Hansen: Tipping Points, Carbon Tax and organized Denial

Interview with James Hansen (NASA Goddard Institute) recorded at the UN University G8 symposium on innovation and climate change held 4th July, 2008 Tokyo. Wikipedia: Carbon tax Frontline: Climate of Doubt http://youtu.be/A5GVHqlnPAc Answering Climate Change Skeptics, Naomi Oreskes http://youtu.be/XXyTpY0NCp0 Test trial convicts fossil fuel bosses of ‘ecocide’ Top lawyers put fossil fuel bosses on trial…