james hansen

Hansen: Climate and Energy Leadership

March 11, 2010 by Barry Brook

As reported earlier on BNC, Dr James Hansen is currently in Australia (I had the pleasure of taking him out to dinner yesterday evening). Tonight he’ll be speaking on climate change and energy solutions at a public event at the Adelaide Convention Centre. There is still time to reserve a ticket and come along — please go here to book. It...[read more]

No Longer Even Slightly Skeptical, No Longer Patient About Action to Effectively Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

February 12, 2010 by Rod Adams

Like all but immediately essential federal government workers in Washington, DC, I have spent the past 4.5 working days at home since the city has been effectively shut down. We have experienced two heavy snowfalls within 48 hours of each other. While shoveling what must have been several tons of heavy, wet snow over a 7 day period,...[read more]

James Hansen's Story About His NY Times Op-Ed That Was Submitted with the Title of "Sack Goldman Sachs’ Cap‐and‐Trade"

February 8, 2010 by Rod Adams

The more I read his work, the more I respect James Hansen's intellect and passion. I am reading his recently published book titled Storms of My Grandchildren and learning more than I ever knew before about his work as an atmospheric scientist studying the earth for the past 30 years. Dr. Hansen and I share a distaste of the proposed "...[read more]

Copenhagen has given us the chance to face climate change with honesty

January 2, 2010 by Big Gav

James Hansen has an article in The Guardian welcoming the demise of the Copenhagen conference - Copenhagen has given us the chance to face climate change with honesty. Points awarded to anyone who knew what "fugacious" meant before reading this... Last weekend's minimalist Copenhagen global climate accord provides a great opportunity....[read more]

That's not quite right, is it? (part 2)

December 7, 2009 by John Whitehead

Hansen in today's NYTimes:Because cap and trade is enforced through the selling and trading of permits, it actually perpetuates the pollution it is supposed to eliminate. If every polluter’s emissions fell below the incrementally lowered cap, then the price of pollution credits would collapse and the economic rationale to keep reducing...[read more]

Richard Heinberg: Trying to save the world

December 4, 2009 by Marc Gunther

Today’s guest blogger is Richard Heinberg, senior fellow in residence at the Post Carbon Institute, an expert on peak oil and the author of nine books, the latest of which is Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis. My friend Ed Maibach sent me this essay, and I liked it so much that I obtained permission from Richard to run...[read more]

James Hansen: Copenhagen climate change talks must fail

December 4, 2009 by Big Gav

The Guardian has an article on James Hansen, who thinks the Copenhagen "summit talks are so flawed that deal would be a disaster" - Copenhagen climate change talks must fail, says top scientist.The scientist who convinced the world to take notice of the looming danger of global warming says it would be better for the planet and for...[read more]

James Hansen speaks

November 9, 2009 by Lou Grinzo

James Hansen has posted a couple of very interesting items, albeit interesting for different reasons, on his web site. The first is his letter, I Just Had a Baby, at Age 68 [PDF], which details his recent experience with prostate cancer surgery, and talks about his participation in a “sleep out” event outside the Massachusetts State...[read more]

Science through a Political Screen

October 17, 2009 by Jonathan Smith

Readers of After Gutenberg (Thanks, Mom) may recall Dr. Francesca Grifo testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Dr. Grifo testified that information from more than 120 scientists had been suppressed. “Such suppression of the public service performed by government scientists,” observed one environmental...[read more]

Nicholas Stern, world’s top climate economist, endorses 350 ppm as “a very sensible long-term target.”

September 9, 2009 by Joseph Romm

The great environmental writer and founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, is the guest blogger. Nicholas Stern is the most important climate economist in the world. After a stint as chief economist at the World Bank, he was asked by the government in his native Britain to conduct the most thorough review of the economics of global warming...[read more]

The lost generation, and possibly much more

June 25, 2008 by Lou Grinzo

Read the article Rising seas threaten west Antarctic, and it’s all but impossible to think, yet again, of all the chances to take serious, desperately needed action on CO2 emissions that we’ve thrown away over the last twenty years. What could trigger such a bout of depressing navel staring? Try this: There’s a ‘big gorilla hiding the...[read more]

Drilling off-shore is a “crazy thing” says Hansen on 20th anniversary of his famous testimony:

June 23, 2008 by Joseph Romm

Twenty years ago today, before he became America’s top climate scientist, NASA’s James Hansen was among the first to warn Congress and the nation about the dangers of human-caused global warming. For a new analysis of that testimony, see Grist here. Hansen just spoke at the National Press Club, which I attended. He is also giving a...[read more]

James Hansen’s latest PowerPoint presentation

June 5, 2008 by Joseph Romm

Would you like to borrow a slide or two from our top climate scientist? Here is his June 3 presentation, “Climate Threat to the Planet: Implications for Energy Policy” (or PDF here) at the PACON 2008 conference (rough gig you got there, Jim) Climate Change: Innovative Approaches to Solving Today’s Problems.Link to original post[read more]

Dear Governor Greenwash….

May 29, 2008 by Joseph Romm

NASA’s James Hansen has posted a “summary of recent attempts to provide information and interact with governors re actions needed to stem climate change” here. As he explains in the accompanying e-mail: This Sunday evening (June 1) I will give a talk at Cary Hall in Lexington, Massachusetts a few hundred yards from where the first shots...[read more]

‘Tipping Point’ — A non-technical perspective by Hansen

April 28, 2008 by Joseph Romm

The nation’s top climate scientists, James Hansen, has just published a general-audience article, “Tipping Point,” in “2008-2009 State of the Wild,” from Island Press. It is well worth sending to folks who don’t like all the math. His key points: We are at the tipping point because the climate state includes large, ready positive...[read more]