TED Talk: James Hansen
While I was working on the post “TED Talk. The True Cost of Oil“, I came across another TED Talk that I thought I should share on this blog. The presenter is world-renowned scientist and activist James Hansen and the title is “Why I must speak out about climate change.”
In 17 minutes, Dr. Hansen discusses a variety of subjects. He begins by explaining how his career path brought him to the study of Earth’s climate. In (understandable to the laymen) detail, he explains the physics of global warming as well as the evidence that it is currently affecting our climate. He explains the consequences that we face if we do not act to reduce our carbon emissions but, he ends with what he believes is a simple solution: a gradually increasing carbon fee, the income of which is electronically returned to the tax payers.
This TED Talk is a profound look at the severity of the problem we face and the urgency with which we should be acting to reduce our carbon emissions. I hope you’ll take the time to watch.