Dr. Hansen is practicing what he preaches. In September 2008, at the Kingsnorth Six trial in Great Britain, where six protesters were on trial for painting graffiti on a smokestack at a coal fired power plant, Dr. Hansen made his policy on public disobedience public. Dr. Hansen says that, because our society appears that it is not willing to stop using coal in time to save our planet from dangerous climate change, we must resort to civil disobedience to raise awareness of the climate crisis to a point where society will take appropriate action.
He was arrested today at the Goals Coal plant in Sundial West Virginia for protesting mountain top removal coal mining. class="style40"> Dr. James Hansen is the Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies which is the primary U.S. Government climate modeling agency.
The implications of Dr. Hansen’s actions are profound.