Hansen addressed plungers before the 7th annnal Polar Bear Plunge.
The Huntington-Bellehaven Patch reports,
More than 100 environmentalists from around the region ran into the chilly waters of the Potomac River Saturday morning at National Harbor in Maryland, participating in the seventh annual “Keep Winter Cold” Polar Bear Plunge to raise funds for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN). Temperatures hovered around the freezing point, but last year the temperature was 17 degrees, said CCAN Communications Director Jamie Nolan…
Leading U.S. climate scientist James Hansen, who addressed the crowd prior to the plunge, said it was imperative to act now against climate change on behalf of the next generation.
“It’s very important for young people to understand they should be getting mad,” he said. “Angry – that kind of mad. Because what we’re doing now, by burning all the fossil fuels, we’re getting some benefit from that, the current generation is, but it’s the young people in the next generation who are going to suffer the consequences, and the other species on the planet.”