"This is really really important. Jim Hansen, the world’s most important climatologist, has said that if we burn these tar sands in a big way it will be “essentially game over for the climate.” That’s worth reading again. The oil companies and the Koch Bros are willing to take a few years of big profits in return for cratering the planet’s climate system.
President Obama, thank God, can stop this one all by himself. The endless debate about how much he’s been hamstrung by Congress doesn’t apply here; the law requires that he, and he alone, sign the necessary certificate that this is in the public interest. If he vetoes it, the pipeline can’t be built. As. Simple. As. That.”
Activist and writer Bill Mckibben. Recently arrested in front of the white house for non-violent civil disobedience, Mckibben recognizes that if we don’t stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, we’re in big trouble.
"If we burn these tar sands in a big way it will be ‘essentially game over for the climate.’”