Former NASA climate chief says fossil industry must pay trillions

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The coal industry having been destroyed, oil is now in the cross hairs. But it is different. What the Feds may want in this case is simply money, especially campaign contributions, but also green energy subsidies, which will lead to more campaign contributions, and the oil industry may be rich enough to pay the toll and not be destroyed.

(From The Washington Examiner)

Hansen concludes from the findings that the younger generation, which will not have sufficient revenue to combat that kind of rapid warming, must turn to the courts to sue for the trillions of dollars that will be required to tackle it effectively and quickly.

Hansen said a growing number of legal cases over climate change are being filed worldwide, with the argument growing that a hospitable environment is a basic human right that the fossil fuel industry has infringed upon and now must pay to remedy.

He said it is time for these lawsuits to “start extracting money from the fossil fuel industry … to fund activities” meant to cut greenhouse gas emission and curb the rise in global temperatures.

So this is the next tack.

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