But FDR’s 13 Depression-era fireside chats didn’t actually solve any problems. And check out Dr. Hansen’s prescription for saving the planet.
Here are a couple excerpts from a Scientific American interview with Jim Hansen:
Q: Where’s the clear climate message?
A: Obama could’ve done it if he had started out when he had 70 percent approval and if he followed a policy like Franklin Roosevelt and had fireside chats. It’s not that difficult. It can be explained.
Q: How long can emissions increase before we risk serious impacts?
A: We really should be aiming to keep CO2 no higher than about 350 parts per million and possibly somewhat less than that if we want to maintain stable ice sheets and stable shore lines and avoid many other issues. That would require starting today. We’d have to reduce CO2 emissions at six percent a year if we began next year. If we began five years ago, it would’ve been three percent. If we wait until 2020, it becomes 15 percent.… [Emphasis added]