James Hansen: "We need to move to a clean energy future."


"Our government subsidizes fossil fuels, and they are not made to pay for the damage that they do."
This one isn't brand new, but we missed it when it first came out a couple of weeks ago. Newsweek asked its readers to send questions to NASA's James Hansen, and the video above is his answers, along with his thought on the energy future of the U.S. and the world. As usual, Hansen provides lots of insights about the challenges that we face. One of the suggestions that he makes is a fee on carbon that would be paid back to citizens as a dividend. He also says that Americans might need to think about a third political party if the big two don't improve. Via Youtube. See also: Bill Gates at TED 2010: Climate & Energy