Worth Listening to.
The answer to the question in my mind is NO Hansen is simply thinking of the future. He does not sound desperate for the money, just what he is passing on to his grand children.
In the 70's I felt that the "H-Bomb" was the biggest threat to life on this planet. I therefore demonstrated against continued reliance on this "defence"
In the 00s I now believe that Global warming/global resources will be some of the biggest threats to continued existence at this level of ease of living we in the west enjoy.
The "west" can probably continue at this level for hundreds of years - but only if we keep the rest of the world at 3rd world state. (or below)
We need poorly paid workers to support our lifestyle
We need to keep them poorly paid so they cannot afford to use our fossil fuels.
We need them poorly paid to prevent them adding to global warming.
A couple of quotes:
“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result”