James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer.
The Guardian: Put oil firm chiefs on trial, says leading climate change scientist
Hansen has made the claims above on live radio on the Dian Rehm show this morning, the link to the audio is below:
“On the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking global warming testimony before the U.S. Senate, James Hansen discusses his belief that the planet is dangerously close to tipping points that would be extremely difficult to reverse. The NASA climate scientist reflects on what has and hasn’t changed in two decades, political pressures, and the controversy he’s stirred by speaking out.”
Joe D’Aleo of ICECAP has plotted the actual NASA global satellite monthly temperatures since Hansen’s first testimony in June 1988. Note we are colder than in 1988 by as much as 0.4C:
Also, Hansen “gagged” by a megaphone: