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Hanson, our leading climate scientist, concluded:

"If we were to fully exploit this new oil source, and continue to burn our conventional oil, gas and coal supplies, concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere eventually would reach levels higher than in the Pliocene era, more than 2.5 million years ago, when sea level was at least 50 feet higher than it is now. That level of heat-trapping gases would assure that the disintegration of the ice sheets would accelerate out of control. Sea levels would rise and destroy coastal cities. Global temperatures would become intolerable. Twenty to 50 percent of the planet's species would be driven to extinction. Civilization would be at risk."  James Hansen, Game Over for the Climate, May 9, 2012

Why is there even a question about extracting oil from Canada's tar sands?

What does President Obama need to ponder to make a decision to once and for all cancel this disastrous project?

Are these people out of their minds?  Do they have the capacity for denial beyond all known human capabilities?

The debate is over.  The oil and other fossil fuel companies will continue their nihilism by  denying climate change. That's why 350.org is leading the effort to take on the oil giants and the rest of the wrecking crew.  We must all join in, sooner rather than later.

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Thanks for this article, you did a great job getti... by Kim Cassidy on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 4:21:36 AM
I was at the Do The Math event in Boston.. Time fo... by eesabi on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 10:52:33 AM
This is the issue that precedes all others. I was... by Michael Collins on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 2:30:31 PM
When the men of the blackboard (theoretical thinke... by Ned Lud on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 7:04:37 AM
He's coming down from the pulpit ready to mix it u... by Michael Collins on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 2:32:29 PM
Even if you weaned America of oil, completely, it ... by Mrt Baggins on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 10:27:17 AM
The 1% are multinational; and a small percentage o... by Philip Pease on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 12:29:57 PM
Ger ready to suffer like you've never suffered bef... by Michael Collins on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 2:36:05 PM
This is not just about CO2. Natural Gas/fracking c... by Art Costa on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 11:38:59 AM
McKibben was clear that the anti fracking and othe... by Michael Collins on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 2:46:48 PM
""if the world used only a little less oil,... by Mark Goldes on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 12:03:33 PM
Thanks. We sttill have options.... by Michael Collins on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 2:37:46 PM
Let me (and others) know, I missed it.How about ca... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 12:52:38 PM
the XL Pipeline.... by Don Caldarazzo on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 3:54:26 PM
reply to Michael Collins:   Happy Thanksgiv... by Ned Lud on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 5:53:50 PM