James Hansen Urges Universities to Move Beyond Coal

4 02 2010

The Sierra Club Campuses Beyond Coal Campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted this press conference with prominent climate scientist Dr. James Hansen. Hansen stresses that universities should lead the nation and the world to move beyond coal, the dirtiest energy source we could possibly use, by phasing off of coal well before 2020. Students, faculty, alumni and community members gathered in front of UNC’s coal-fired cogeneration plant on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd holding signs calling for Chancellor Holden Thorp to be a “climate champ”! Glaciologist Dr. Jose Rial, Dr. Pat Leighten, UNC student Stewart Boss, and Carrboro alderman Sammy Slade appear in the video with Hansen.

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