Whoo-boy. NASA’s James Hansen disses McKibben in an email to an NYT reporter. Hansen was speaking candidly, never thinking this email would see the light of day. But that’s not the punchline…
Hansen on the highly inflated 350.org Keystone XL protest this weekend, in an email to NYT’s Joe Nocera:
“Yes, I know, the merits of this continuing activity may be dubious, but Bill is working his butt off so hard that I can’t refuse.”
Interestingly, Nocera thinks Obama should approve the Keystone XL pipeline saying:
And the climate change effects of tar sands oil are, all in all, pretty small.
In fact, this should be a no-brainer for the president, for all the reasons I stated earlier, and one more: the strategy of activists like McKibben, Brune and Hansen, who have made the Keystone pipeline their line in the sand, is utterly boneheaded.
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