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A Young American Reminds Us How Badly We Are Failing Children on Climate Change

Fifteen-year-old Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh is among a group of youths who are suing the U.S. government for failing to put the brakes on global warming.

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A Double Dilemma for the Paris Climate Deal

The U.N.’s achievement last month in persuading world leaders to agree on measures to tackle climate change leaves two prominent climate scientists far from convinced.

Posted on Jan 2, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: James Hansen: United Nations’ Plans to Limit Emissions Are ‘Half-Arsed’

One of the world’s leading atmospheric scientists has warned U.N. negotiators that their current attempt to prevent global temperatures from rising is “half-arsed and half-baked” and risks giving future generations a climate system that is uncontrollably destructive.

Posted on Dec 5, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Cutting Emissions May Save Some U.S. Cities, but More Than 400 Appear ‘Already Lost,’ Study Finds

Researchers say it is already too late for Miami and New Orleans, which will be overcome by rising sea levels caused by man-made climate change. Under a worst-case scenario, New York could be unlivable by 2085.

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Dr. Hansen, We Need You at Fukushima and Diablo Canyon

The sales pitch for new nuclear technologies is a dangerous diversion, like building an experimental garage while a raging radioactive fire forever contaminates our only home.

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 READ MORE


An Interview With Pioneering Climate Scientist James Hansen

Having directed NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies for most of the past four decades, Dr. James E. Hansen retired this month to devote himself to the scientific activism that has brought both awards and catcalls during his long and distinguished career.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 READ MORE



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A Brief History of Climate Science

In 300 B.C., a student of Aristotle observed that humans could change regional temperatures by draining marshes and clearing forests. More than 2,000 years later, a Swede quantified carbon’s role in keeping the planet warm.

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Top Climate Scientist Ravages Bush on ‘60 Minutes’

NASA scientist James Hansen says that in three decades of government work, he has “never witnessed such restrictions on the ability of scientists to communicate with the public.”

Posted on Mar 21, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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