Toronto Welcomes Dr. James Hansen

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Who can doubt that the weather gods have a sense of humour?

American scientist-activist James Hansen is scheduled to speak at the ROM tonight, where he will explain how global warming is "real, consequential, and happening faster than predicted," and expose "the fossil fuel industry, environmental organizations, governments and some scientists" who are to blame for it.

No doubt it will be a bracing and uplifting event—but only if Hansen's plane is able to land at Pearson in the interval between the winter storm now pounding eastern North America and the flurries expected tonight.

*11 a.m. update:

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