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Naomi Oreskes: “Poor Jim Hansen… The Cassandra aspect of his life is that he’s cursed to [know] what’s going on but unable to persuade people to do something… We are all raised to believe knowledge is power but Hansen proves the untruth of that slogan. Power is power.”

2018-06-19

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(photo of the beach at Cassandra, Greece courtesy of pixabay.com and vasiliskritos)

(quoted in an article in the Guardian about James Hansen, the climate scientist who predicted 30 years ago in an appearance before Congress that we would continue to heat up, like a frog in a pot of water over a fire.  In 1988, humans produced 20 bn tons of carbon as carbon dioxide; in 2017, it was 32 bn tons. )

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