FN05 / Burn Unit Part 2

burningearthwebThe latest science on climate change, as presented before the U.S. Senate environmental and public works committee, one of our new “Burn Units”. (my term). The planet is burning up and our government is ready to get to work to save the patient.


This is part two, only available on Futurism Now.


The latest science on climate change, as presented before the U.S. Senate environmental and public works committee, one of our new “Burn Units”. The Planet is burning and our government is ready to get to work. Senator Barbara Boxer shows what she knows, and your host does a lot more commentary than she intended.


This episodes starts with a bang; or more accurately, with Congressman Ed Markey giving his speech at Powershift09. What a tour de force! Then it continues with the scientist commentary and discussion with the Senate panel on the environment and public works about climate change and what to expect. Dr. Happer makes the interesting argument that we might be reverting to the Mesozoic Era, but the early proto-primates back then did just fine! He inferred that if it was good enough for the squirrels of the Mesozoic, it should be good enough for us. (What a bunch of ingrates we are to disagree. I mean, think of the warmth of the tropics…. in Canada.)


Comments continue with scientist Howard Frumkin, Director, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry . . . . . and William Happer PhD of Princeton, Senator Inhofe himself and Barbara Boxer, his official climate nemesis.


Dr. Happer is a professor in the Department of Physics at Princeton University and former Director of Energy Research at the Department of Energy from 1990 to 1993 during the first Bush administration. He is affiliated with the ultra-conservative Exxon-funded George Marshall Institute.


For better or worse, this is my most comment-filled episode so far.   I’m already fed up with the Denialists!  If you have comments or questions, please email them.