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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

James Hansen: testimony against the Keystone XL and tar sands, to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

 Climate and Energy: Testimony to the United States Senate

My testimony to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, including the four charts that I used, is also available on my web site.  Discussion at the hearing revealed that most politicians have hardened positions. Hopefully Kerry and Obama recognize that Keystone would signify the full-body dive into unconventional fossil fuels that assures game-over for climate, i.e., assures disastrous climate effects for young people and future generations.  Rejection of KXL would provide a brief respite that may allow implementation of a simple flat rising carbon fee-and-dividend approach, which has the potential to go near-global.

17 March 2014

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