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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: http://www.thirteen.org/openmind/science/the-climate-in-your-backyard/5468/

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 […]

American Presidential Choices: An Opinion Based On Climate Science

by | April 14, 2016

American Presidential Choices: An Opinion Based On Climate Science 14 April 2016 James Hansen I am a political Independent, fed up with both of our major parties. I have begun writing a piece in which I argue the case for a third party, not in 2016, but soon thereafter, if, as seems likely, the threat […]

Historic Victory in Court

by | April 8, 2016

Historic Victory in Court 8 April 2016 James Hansen The United States District Court in Oregon, in a ruling that may reverberate in history, denied the request of the United States and its co-defendant intervenors (American Petroleum Institute, National Association of Manufacturers, and the American Fuels and Petrochemical Association) to dismiss our case (see prior […]

Dangerous Scientific Reticence

by | March 24, 2016

Dangerous Scientific Reticence 23 March 2016 James Hansen Sorry for another long note, but no time for a briefer note right now – will work on that later. Several years ago I wrote a paper[1] on scientific reticence, naively thinking that drawing attention to the phenomenon might ameliorate its incidence.  Specific reference then was to […]

Abbreviation of Ice Melt Paper

by | March 22, 2016

Link to the final published paper: http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/16/3761/2016/ Link to video discussion: https://youtu.be/JP-cRqCQRc8 Link to Hansen’s web page, his Communications, etc.: www.columbia.edu/~jeh1 Links to three newspaper articles: Gillis, New York Times: http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2016/Gillis.NewYorkTimes.22March2016.pdf Mooney, Washington Post: http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2016/Mooney.2016.WashingtonPost.22March.pdf Urry, grist: http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2016/Grist.AmeliaUrry.22March2016.pdf Following 19 pages are a short version of the Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise & Superstorms paper, […]