Elianna Mintz reports: "As President Obama's deadline to approve or disapprove licensing of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline draws closer, NASA's lead climatologist, Dr. James Hansen, addressed reporters at the National Press Club to explain the grave consequences of approving such a project. 'We have a planetary emergency,' Hansen, an adjunct professor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University and at Columbia's Earth Institute, told reporters Monday."
NASA's lead climatologist Dr. James Hansen was arrested in Washington, DC, while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, 08/29/11. (photo: Ben Powless/flickr)
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