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Consensus Breaks Down?

9:59 AM, Apr 8, 2008 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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NASA's James Hansen has changed his mind--it's worse than anyone thought:

One of the world's leading climate scientists warns today that the EU and its international partners must urgently rethink targets for cutting carbon dioxide in the atmosphere because of fears they have grossly underestimated the scale of the problem.

In a startling reappraisal of the threat, James Hansen, head of the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, calls for a sharp reduction in C02 limits.

Hansen warns of a "guaranteed disaster" if his new assessment is not heeded by the international community. So does the rest of the scientific community call Hansen alarmist, or does the entire 'consensus' just follow him to this more radical position? If they do, you'll be interested to know that the only solution acceptable to Hansen is the complete abandonment of fossil fuels: no more oil, no more coal, no more gas. The good news? It could be a boon for the methane-based economy of Bartertown.