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Dr. James E. Hansen

Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program
Earth Institute
Columbia University
475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115 USA
E-mail: jeh1@columbia.edu

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Recent Communications

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  • September 17, 2018: Global Warming and East Coast Hurricanes
  • September 4, 2018: A Monarch Resurgence??
  • August 17, 2018: Cost of Carbon Capture: Can Young People Bear the Burden?: reprint of article in Joule.
  • August 15, 2018: Hot Spots and Acceleration of Global Warming
  • June 27, 2018: Thirty Years Later: What needs to change in our approach to climate change: Opinion in Boston Globe

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    Recent Videos

  • November, 2017: Scientific Reticence: A Threat to Humanity and Nature. Jim Hansen/Pam Pearson/Philip Duffy press conference at COP-23 in Bonn, Germany on 10 November.
  • November, 2017: Nuclear Power? Are Renewables Enough? Michael Shellenberger/Jim Hansen press conference at COP-23 in Bonn, Germany on 8 November.
  • July, 2017: Video for "Young People's Burden"
  • March, 2017: Sophie Sez #3: $1,000 for you - and a better world for your children. (Transcript)
  • March, 2017: Sophie Sez #2: Obama Missed A Golden Opportunity - but We Can Still Win! (Transcript)

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    Recent Scholarly Publications

  • Beerling, D.J., J.R. Leake, S.P. Long, J.D. Scholes, J. Ton, P.N. Nelson, M. Bird, E. Kantzas, L.L. Taylor, B. Sarkar, M. Kelland, E. DeLucia, I. Kantola, C. Muller, G.H. Rau and J. Hansen, 2018: Farming with crops and rocks to address global climate, food and soil security, Nature Plants, 4, 138-147, doi: 10.1038/s41477-018-0108-y.
  • Hansen, J., M. Sato, P. Kharecha, K. von Schuckmann, D.J. Beerling, J. Cao, S. Marcott, V. Masson-Delmotte, M.J. Prather, E.J. Rohling, J. Shakun, P. Smith, A. Lacis, G. Russell, and R. Ruedy, 2017: Young people's burden: requirement of negative CO2 emissions. Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 577-616, doi:10.5194/esd-8-577-2017.
  • Cao, J, A. Cohen, J. Hansen, R. Lester, P. Peterson and H. Xu , 2016: China-U.S. cooperation to advance nuclear power. Science, 353, 547-548. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf7131. Get a PDF from Scholarly Publications page
  • Taylor, L.L., J. Quirk, R.M.S. Thorley, P.A. Kharecha, J. Hansen, A. Ridgwell, M.R. Lomas, S.A. Banwart, D.J. Beerling, 2016: Enhanced weathering strategies for stabilizing climate and averting ocean acidification. Nature Climate Change, 6, 402-406. doi:10.1038/nclimate2882.
  • Hansen, J., M. Sato, P. Hearty, R. Ruedy, et al., 2016: Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2°C global warming could be dangerousa Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3761-3812. doi:10.5194/acp-16-3761-2016.

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    Recent Popular Publications

  • August 14, 2017: OK, US government see you in court. Op-ed in the Boston Globe.
  • October 26, 2016: Washington can lead on climate change by passing I-732. Op-ed in the Seattle Times.
  • May 16, 2016: Canadian Common Sense: Petition #e297. Op-ed in HuffPost.
  • April 28, 2016: Mr. Buffett's Ark. Op-ed in HuffPost.
  • March 22, 2016: What You Need to Know About the Irreparable Harm of Climate Change. Op-ed in HuffPost.

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    Monthly Temperature Update

  • April 15, 2018: Global Temperature

    "Storms of My Grandchildren", by James Hansen

    On the webpage "Updating the Climate Science: What Path is the Real World Following?", Drs. Makiko Sato and James Hansen update figures in the book Storms of My Grandchildren (see LA Times review) and present updated graphs and discussion of key quantities that help provide understanding of how climate change is developing and how effective or ineffective global actions are in affecting climate forcings and future climate change. A few errata in Storms are also provided.

    Selected Presentations

  • February 29, 2012: Why I Must Speak Out About Climate Change: Presentation given at TED 2012 at Long Beach, California.
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    + TED video
    + YouTube video

    Near Future Presentations

  • Oct. 16-20: Talk at AGU JING Meeting 2018, Xi'an, China. Time and Place posted later.

    Recent Presentations

  • November 2017: Young People's Burden: Averting Climate Disaster: Presentation in Bonn, Germany, at COP-23.
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  • March, 2017: How Can Young People Take Charge of Their Future? Video taken at Williams College, MA on March 8
  • December 2015: Climate Change and Energy: How Can Justice Be Achieved for Young People and Nature?: Presentation given in Beijing, China on Dec. 22
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  • February 2014: Symposium on a New Type of Major Power Relationship: Presentation given at Counsellors Office of the State Council, Beijing, China on Feb. 24.
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  • December 2013: Minimizing Irreversible Impacts of Human-Made Climate Change: Presentation given at AGU Fall Meeting on Dec. 12.
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    Recent TV Appearance

  • December 4, 2015: Amy Goodman interview in Paris
  • July 26, 2015: 1 p.m. CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS

    in Recent News

    June 23, 2018
    New York Times: Gillis, A Prophet of Doom Was Right About the Climate

    June 20, 2018
    New Yorker: Kolbert, Listening to James Hansen on Climate Change, Thirty Years Ago and Now
    Yale Climate Connections: Sinclair, Judgment on Hansen's '88 climate testimony: 'He was right' [Video]

    June 19, 2018
    Guardian: Milman, Ex-Nasa scientist: 30 years on, world is failing 'miserably' to address climate change

    June 18, 2018
    PHYS ORG: Borenstein, James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

    April 23, 2018
    Washington Post: Mooney, One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true

    July 28, 2017
    New York Times: Popovich & Pearce, It's Not Your Imagination. Summers Are Getting Hotter

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