If you still need to be convinced that the modern environmental movement has deteriorated into little more than masturbatory feel good for elites, on the backs of the poor and the third world, I suggest you speak to some NON-elite, living in northern New England.
He will then explain to you how middle class life is rapidly becoming impossible--all because of high energy prices. The direct hit, of course, is the skyrocketing price of heating oil, but then there's the secondary effect on food and just about everything else.
The pathetic thing about a clown and poseur like NASA's James Hansen, is even if he is right about what he says--and he most assuredly is NOT--the biggest threat to our way of life is overblown and over-publicized fear entrepreneurs such as himself. Aided and abetted by a moronic media, weak "leaders," and ignorant tastemakers, these miscreants have changed the greatest country in the world into a sorry gaggle of victims.