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Dear Prime Minister Solberg

by | October 19, 2016

October 18th, 2016   Dear Prime Minister Solberg, A year ago I wrote an open letter urging you to carry out an act of transformational climate leadership. I held the faint hope that your government might yet waken to the realities of climate change, heed the call of thousands of Norwegians and rescind the 23rd […]

Young People’s Burden

by | October 4, 2016

Young People’s Burden 04 October 2016 James Hansen Young People’s Burden: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions, by twelve of us[1], is being made available as a “Discussion” paper in Earth System Dynamics Discussion on 4 October, as it is undergoing peer review.   We try to make the science transparent to non-scientists.  A video discussion by […]

A Better Graph

by | September 26, 2016

A Better Graph 26 September 2016 James Hansen and Makiko Sato Sorry to have temporarily stopped writing Communications – was working on a paper that we hope to soon make available. But here is something useful: a better graph. For decades we have reported/updated the global temperature record, showing the calendar-year annual-mean temperature, usually with […]

Advanced Nuclear Power

by | August 17, 2016

Advanced Nuclear Power 17 August 2016 James Hansen There is a dearth of objective discussion of the role of advanced nuclear power in the future of clean power and the phase-out of fossil fuels.  I will write on this topic as expeditiously as possible, but first we must finish a paper “Young People’s Burden” that […]

Open Mind Interview

by | June 27, 2016

Open Mind Interview 27 June 2016 Interview of James Hansen by Alexander Heffner on “The Open Mind” is available at:

Spurring State Action: Massachusetts & New Jersey

by | May 19, 2016

Spurring State Action: Massachusetts & New Jersey 19 May 2016 James Hansen Promises for energy decarbonization are easy to make.  However, plans that politicians deliver tend to be half-baked and ineffectual.  It will be essential for the public to be informed and involved to see that things actually get done. Fortunately, the powers reserved to […]

Canadian Common Sense: Petition #e297

by | May 16, 2016

Canadian Common Sense: Petition #e297 James Hansen 16 May 2016 Too simple and honest. “I can’t get one vote for that” in the U.S. Senate, so said the Democratic leader charged with shepherding energy/climate legislation during Obama’s first term. He was referring to revenue-neutral “Fee & Dividend”, a gradually-rising carbon fee collected at fossil fuel […]

Remarks at Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting

by | May 2, 2016

Remarks at Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting 30 April 2016 James Hansen Thank you for this opportunity.  I want to make a suggestion that I hope you will ponder. Some aspects of climate have become clear.  Humans are changing the atmosphere.  We can measure how this is changing Earth’s energy balance – more energy is coming […]

Mr. Buffett’s Ark

by | April 28, 2016

Mr. Buffett’s Ark 27 April 2016 Dear Mr. Buffett, As America’s most revered businessman and investor, you have a singular opportunity for good.  When you speak, millions listen.  And they trust your judgment. In the time I am granted to speak at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting on April 30 my remarks will focus on […]

Hypocrites Unite: AGU and ExxonMobil

by | April 15, 2016

Hypocrites Unite: AGU and ExxonMobil 15 April 2016 James Hansen I apologize for not following up after reading Margaret Leinen’s message of 22 February.  It was immediately obvious what the AGU conclusion would be, as she pretended that the issue was whether ExxonMobil was now trying to mislead the public about the reality of climate […]