Over time, I hope to build my ability to influence the world for the better. I hope the name Decarbonise SA grows in its credibility and weighting through the efforts of us all, and we will see results our children with thank us for.
But the fact is, I will never, ever count for as much as Dr James Hansen.
Hansen is one of the most respected climate scientists in the world. He was on the front foot in raising concerns of climate change with the US Government. His early climate change modelling has proved remarkably accurate, even to the point that he factored in the brief cooling impact of a large volcano, which then happened (Pinatubo). In the course of a stellar career, he has taken great professional risks to continue speaking out about the looming climate catastrophe, and his book Storms of my Grandchildren is on my recommended reading list as a truly excellent discussion of both climate science and solutions to this crisis. On the subject of solutions, Hansen has something to tell you.
I do my best with posts like Renewable Reality Checks with No Nuclear Balance, and the video I made with Barry Brook. I’ve done Masters in sustainability and I run a business committed to delivering improvements for climate change and sustainability in business and government. But that hasn’t stopped me from being described as a “psuedo-environmentalist” by those in my fine city who like to pin on the green badge, simply because I promote nuclear. Fine. Attack me. I don’t care. But to those folks, I say click on the link below, take a few minutes to read what Dr James Hansen has to say on the solutions available to us, and think about what type of “environmentalist” you want to be.