07 April 2008

No wonder they've been trying to shut this guy up!

Today's Guardian reports that NASA scientist James Hansen has reassessed his thoughts on CO2 targets and now says that these must be set very much lower than he has advised to date. Dr. Hansen says that the European Union targets of 550 parts per million, the world's most aggressive, at too high and that they need to be reset to about 350 ppm.

I can already hear the howls of ridicule for hundreds, if not thousands, of scientifically unqualified wing nuts saying that this will "cripple the US economy" and force Americans to turn off their air conditioners, walk to the mail box and surrender their electric coffee bean grinders!

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