'It it is a crime in many states for one to wittingly take action that one knew or should have known may harm other people. Thus young people could inform fossil fuel industry CEOs that their activities will have devastating effects. The resulting threat that the CEOs could be subject to criminal prosecution might have a beneficial effect. CEOs who allocated funds to discredit climate science would seem particularly vulnerable to prosecution.'
Hansen called the policy of scaling back nuclear power 'a big mistake' and claimed that 'environmental groups for fear of losing funding would prevent a successful fight against climate change by following a false energy policy.'
Hansen: 'What we owe our kids on climate; - 'This warming is driving an increase in extreme weather, from heat waves and droughts to wildfires and stronger storms (though mistakenly expecting science to instantly document links to specific events misses the forest for the trees).'