NASA Scientist to President Obama: we must find someone who is worthy of our dreams
“We had a dream that the new president would understand the intergenerational injustice of human-made climate change. That he would recognize our duty to be caretakers of creation, of the land, of the life on our planet. And that he would exercise hands on leadership, taking the matter to the public, avoiding back-room, crippling deals with special interests.
But we will not give up. There can be no law or no regulation that stops us from acting on our dreams. Have no doubt that if the tar sands pipeline is approved, we will be back and our numbers will grow.
For the sake of our children and our grandchildren we must find someone who is worthy of our dreams.”…NASA Scientist James Hansen at the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline protest in Washington DC.
- Ralph Nader: Tar Sands Pipeline Would Usher in “Corporate Dictatorship” (treehugger.com)
- Why the Tar Sands Pipeline Will Be Game Over for Our Planet (alternet.org)
- Can Obama Escape the Alberta Tar Pit? (dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com)