Hansen: Youth should be ‘angry’ over climate

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.”

5 thoughts on “Hansen: Youth should be ‘angry’ over climate”

  1. Well, youth *should* be angry over climate. It’s what they’re taught in schools by their green mentors, commonly referred to as ‘teachers’.

  2. “Keep Winter Cold”! Have you ever heard anything more idiotic? I’d love to be able to collect funds to “Keep Winter Cold”. What an easily achievable goal! Fools unite!

  3. Polar bear plunge with the temps above freezing? Wimps. Why didn’t Jimmy have his show a bit farther north, where it’s a bit colder?

  4. I ONLY WISH THEY FREEZE THEIR B+++LS OFF. THESE PEOPLE CALL THEMSELVES SCIENTISTS WHAT
    A JOKE.. ITS UP TO ALL OF US TO EDUCATE OUR KIDS ON THE TRUTH BEFORE WE SEND OUR KIDS
    TO SCHOOL. MY WIFE AND I ARE INTRUCTING OUR GRAND DAUGHTER ON CLIMATE AND WE USE
    THIS SITE FOR TEACHING. DONATION COMING SOON. THANK YOU

  5. No different from younguns suddenly finding out where meat really comes from?

    “Without pollution you wouldn’t have your fancy modern technology and instead be working hard on the farm living in fear that the next scratch you get will turn septic causing you to get a limb amputated or you might die outright! So stop yer whining before I tan yer hide!”

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