Dr. James E. Hansen
Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program
475 Riverside Drive (Room 401-O)
New York, NY 10115 USA
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Chapters 1-9 of Sophie's Planet are being revised now. First drafts of
later chapters are still available for fact checking. April 13, 2021:
March 2021 Temperature Update
March 16, 2021:
March 12, 2021:
February 2021 Temperature Update
March 4, 2021:
Sophie's Planet #36: Chapter 47 (China and the Global Solution)
March 1, 2021:
Sentinel for the Insect World
February 5, 2021:
Dear Prime Minister: The Science
Go to older Communications Recent Videos
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.
Nuclear Power? Are Renewables Enough? Michael Shellenberger/Jim Hansen press conference at COP-23 in Bonn, Germany on 8 November.
Video for "Young People's Burden"
Sophie Sez #3: $1,000 for you - and a better world for your children.
Sophie Sez #2: Obama Missed A Golden Opportunity - but We Can Still Win!
Go to older video Recent Scholarly Publications
Beerling, D.J., E.P. Kantzas. M.R. Lomas, P. Wade, R.M. Eufrasio, P. Renforth, B. Sarkar, M.G. Andrews, R.H. James, C.R. Pearce, J.-F. Mercure, H. Pollitt, P.B. Holden, N.R. Edwards, M. Khanna, L. Koh, S. Quegan, N.F. Pidgeon, I.A. Janssens, J. Hansen, and S.A. Banwart, 2020: Potential for large-scale CO2 removal via enhanced rock weathering with croplands, Nature 583, 242-248, doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2448-9.
Rye, C.D., J.Marshall, M. Kelley, G. Russell, L.S. Nazarenko, Y. Kostov, G.A.Schmidt, and J. Hansen,
2020: Antarctic Glacial Melt as a Driver of Recent Southern Ocean Climate Trends, Geophysical Research Letters 47, 11, doi: 10.1029/2019GL086892.
von Schuckmann, K., L. Cheng, M.D. Palmer, J. Hansen et al., 2020: Heat stored in the Earth system: where does the energy go?, Earth System Science Data 12, 2013-2041, doi:10.5195/essd-12-2013-2020.
Miller, D.H. and J.E. Hansen, 2019: Why Fee and Dividend Will Reduce Emissions Faster Than Other Carbon Pricing Policy Options, OurEnergyLibrary, Response to the Request for Information from the United States House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.
Lenssen, N.J.L., G.A. Schmidt, J.E. Hansen, M.J. Menne, A. Persin, R. Ruedy, and D. Zyss, 2019: Improvements in the GISTEMP uncertainty model, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, no. 12, 6307-6326, 10.1029/2018JD029522.
Go to older publications 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.
Go to older popular publications "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
(see Storms of My Grandchildren )
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 LA Times review Storms are also provided.
February 29, 2012:
Why I Must Speak Out About Climate Change:
Presentation given at TED 2012 at Long Beach, California.
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Aerosol Effects on Climate & Human Health: Urgent Research Needs
Presentation in Xi'an, China at AGU-CAS Meeting.
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Young People's Burden: Averting Climate Disaster:
Presentation in Bonn, Germany, at COP-23.
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How Can Young People Take Charge of Their Future?
Video taken at Williams College, MA on March 8
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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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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Go to older presentations Recent TV and Radio Appearance
April 7, 2017: TED Radio Hour:
What Makes A Scientist Take A Stand?.
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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