Take that, Joe Oliver. Retired NASA Goddard Space Laboratory director James Hansen says Harper and his underlings are lashing out at him because they're getting very worried. Pipeline Minister A (Oliver) recently attacked Hansen, accusing him of making "exaggerated comments" and "crying wolf." Oliver said Hansen should be ashamed.
"I think he's beginning to get worried because the secretary of state,
John Kerry, is well-informed on the climate issue and he knows that his
legacy and President Obama's is going to depend upon whether they open
this spigot to these very dirty, unconventional fossil fuels," Hansen
said about Oliver. "We can't do that without guaranteeing disasters for
young people and future generations."
"The current government is a Neanderthal government on this issue, but
Canada can actually be a leader," he said. Hansen mentioned British
Columbia's carbon tax as a positive step. "I have hopes that Canada will
actually be a good example for the United States but the present
government is certainly not."