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Live Debate: James Hansen And Uk Govt. Chief Scientists Today - Watch It Live


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  • Location: Dunblane
  • Location: Dunblane

    James Hansen, NASA scientist, will be beaming into your living room laptops from the Palace of Westminster, Wednesday, in a climatic debate with the UK Government.

    The 45 trillion dollar question : is 80% safe ? Will Carbon cuts in the region of 80% save the world from Climate Change meltdown and fry-up ?

    Top NASA scientist James Hansen and researcher Tim Helweg-Larsen of the Public Interest Research Centre go head-to-head with Professor John Beddington and Professor Robert Watson, both Chief Scientific Advisers to the UK Government.

    It's going be one humdinger of a debate. Watch it LIVE from the Palace of Westminster. Kick off is Wednesday 26th November 2008 at 2.30pm

    http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/VideoPla...?meetingId=2908

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  • Location: Near Newton Abbot or east Dartmoor, Devon
  • Location: Near Newton Abbot or east Dartmoor, Devon

    I think they're just giving evidence? I don't see them as opponents.

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
  • Weather Preferences: Hot & Sunny, Cold & Snowy
  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......

    Seeing as our Jim now advocates 350ppm (currently 385ppm) I don't think he will be looking for cuts alone!!

    Sadly G. Dubya might have been right and we need technology to deal with things (hoover up excess CO2 and dump it back below ground) I supose this would keep the fossil fuel folk happy and would 'stimulate the ecconomy' as the new technology is designed and manufactured.........then ,of course, we come to the costs to world govt.s........

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......

    So, though Mr Hansen was upbeat about our chances of effecting change it seemed a big 'ask'. I knew he'd be sticking to his 350ppm line and ,as we have seen year on year recently, we are already running well above the IPCC 'worst case scenario' levels of increase. Hansen also touched upon the emerging 'methane' issues though, as ever, was none committal as to whether we are seeing the permafrosts out gassing (yet he was happy to say polar summer ice is done for????).

    All in all they could have done with at least 1/2 a day and not the piddling 'slot' the committee felt was 'useful'.

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
  • Weather Preferences: Hot & Sunny, Cold & Snowy
  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
    What a pity I missed it, I mean the great man himself there for all to hear! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    None so blind as those who will not see.......none so deaf as those who will not hear.......not a lot changes eh? :)

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