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February 2017 Global Temperature Update

by |March 16th, 2017

  Global temperature declined during 2016, with global temperature lagging Nino3.4 temperature by a few months (Fig. 1), as usual.  However, temperature in January and February 2017 was unusually high, Jan-Feb 2017 being the second warmest Jan-Feb (after 2016). Although the tropical SST has been in ENSO (El Nino Southern Oscillation) neutral conditions for the… read more

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Sophie Sez #2: “Obama Missed a Golden Opportunity – but We Can Still Win!”

by |March 2nd, 2017

Sophie Sez #2: “Obama Missed a Golden Opportunity – but We Can Still Win!” YouTube Video Link Summary. Young people, threatened with inheriting climate chaos and sea level rising out of control, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government. The Obama Administration missed a great opportunity to settle the case in a way that could… read more

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January 2017 Global Temperature Update

by |February 15th, 2017

              Global temperature declined during 2016 (Fig. 1) as the strong 2015-16 El Nino peaked in late 2015.  As usual, global temperature peaked a few months after the Nino3.4 maximum. Nino3.4 temperature is now near the boundary (-0.5C) between La Nina and Nino-neutral conditions, with most models predicting a moderate rise in tropical temperatures over the next several… read more

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Sophie Sez #1: “You Loaded 16 Tons. What did you get?”

by |February 15th, 2017

Sophie Sez #1: “You Loaded 16 Tons. What did you get?” YouTube Video Link Summary. The average American injects 16 tons of fossil fuel CO2 into the air every year. This creates a large debt for young people, which they must pay off by extracting CO2 from the air. There are beneficial quasi-natural ways of… read more

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Press Conference: The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends

by |February 9th, 2017

Press Conference by James Baker,III, and other Republican leaders is available at: https://app.frame.io/f/R9i4USF1 For context see yesterday’s Communication below: Fee and Dividend 8 February 2017 A group of conservative thought leaders [1] is bringing forth the pure Fee & Dividend plan. As their report states, fee & dividend is a climate plan that “can strengthen… read more

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Fee and Dividend

by |February 8th, 2017

Fee and Dividend James Hansen 8 February 2017 A group of conservative thought leaders [1] is bringing forth the pure Fee & Dividend plan. As their report states, fee & dividend is a climate plan that “can strengthen our economy, reduce regulation, help working-class Americans, shrink government and promote national security.” Here are reasons the… read more

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The Peaceful Revolutionary Party

by |January 27th, 2017

The Peaceful Revolutionary Party 27 January 2017 James Hansen “Sophie’s Planet” will aim at a wider audience than reached by “Storms of My Grandchildren”.  The climate science should be more transparent, with more emphasis on political implications. Paramount among the latter is the need for a third party, distinct from present inept minor parties.  I… read more

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Clarification

by |January 24th, 2017

Clarification 24 January 2017 James Hansen My “no interviews” note engendered some misunderstanding. It was a bit too brief. My point is that we must ration our time onto the most effective actions. The legal front becomes all the more important. We missed an opportunity with the last Administration. Now our work is cut out… read more

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No Interviews

by |January 24th, 2017

No Interviews 24 January 2017 James Hansen A lot of requests today for interviews, partly because of Keystone Pipeline being in the news. On the surface, little can be said that isn’t obvious from what has been said already. Deeper down, the story is complex. I am fed up with both sides. I am sore… read more

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Global Temperature in 2016

by |January 18th, 2017

Global Temperature in 2016 18 January 2017 James Hansen[1], Makiko Satoa, Reto Ruedy[2],[3] Gavin A. Schmidtc, Ken Lob,c, Avi Persinb,c Abstract.  Global surface temperature in 2016 was the highest in the period of instrumental measurements.  Relative to average temperature for 1880-1920, which we take as an appropriate estimate of “pre-industrial” temperature, 2016 was +1.26°C (~2.3°F)… read more

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