James Hansen on President Obama and Carbon Pricing
Climate One host Greg Dalton asks NASA's James Hansen how he thinks President Obama is doing in addressing climate change. "Without a price on carbon, all you do by reducing your emissions [through solar panels and efficient vehicles] is reduce the demand for the fossil fuel, make it cheaper and somebody else will burn it. We have to actually leave those fossil fuels in the ground," says Hansen.
James Hansen, Head, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University's Earth Institute; Author, Storms of My Grandchildren