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October Global Temperature Update

by |November 16th, 2017

October Global Temperature Update To sign up for our monthly update of global temperature (Maps and Graphs), click here. Additional figures are on our global temperature web page. Globally October 2017 was the second warmest October since reliable measurements began in 1880, 0.90C warmer than the 1951-1980 mean.  October temperature was +1.18C relative to the 1880-1920 base period, which provides… read more

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Making the Carbon Majors Pay for Climate Action

by |November 13th, 2017

Making the Carbon Majors Pay for Climate Action 13 November 2017 James Hansen and Dan Galpern Video of press conference on 7 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, at COP-23. See Communication of 07 November for transcript.

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Young People’s Burden: Averting Climate Disaster

by |November 9th, 2017

Young People’s Burden: Averting Climate Disaster 09 November 2017 Sophie Kivlehan and James Hansen Video of press conference on 6 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, at COP-23. See Communication of 06 November for transcript. Powerpoints shown are available under Presentations at www.columbia.edu/~jeh1

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Global Climate Justice: Making the Carbon Majors Pay for Climate Action

by |November 7th, 2017

Global Climate Justice: Making the Carbon Majors Pay for Climate Action 07 November 2017 James Hansen Given that governments were instituted to serve the interests of the public, when climate change threatens the public it is appropriate that governments take actions to protect their citizens.  Given that COP-23 is officially hosted by small island nations… read more

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Young People’s Burden: Averting Climate Disaster*

by |November 6th, 2017

Young People’s Burden: Averting Climate Disaster* 06 November 2017 Sophie Kivlehan and James Hansen I’m Sophie Kivlehan from Pennsylvania, the United States. I will first show a few minutes of a speech given by 12-year-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki 25 years ago at the 1st Rio Earth Summit.  A plea to adults to take actions to avoid… read more

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Scientific Reticence: a DRAFT Discussion

by |October 26th, 2017

Scientific Reticence: a DRAFT Discussion 26 October 2017 James Hansen I am writing Scientific Reticence and the Fate of Humanity in response to a query from the editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics who handled Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms.[1] That paper, together with Young People’s Burden,[2] makes the case for a low… read more

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September 2017 Global Temperature Update

by |October 17th, 2017

September 2017 Global Temperature Update To sign up for our monthly update of global temperature (Maps and Graphs), click here. Additional figures are on our global temperature web page. Globally September 2017 was the fourth warmest September since reliable measurements began in 1880, 0.80C warmer than the 1951-1980 mean.  Warmest Septembers were 2014 and 2016… read more

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North Dakota Conviction

by |October 11th, 2017

North Dakota Conviction  11 October 2017 James Hansen Michael Foster (see How Does It Feel) was convicted on 6 October on three of four counts, two felonies and one misdemeanor. He will be sentenced in January. Judge Fontaine ruled earlier that the “necessity” defense was not allowed. We hoped I would still be able to… read more

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How Does It Feel?

by |October 6th, 2017

How Does It Feel? 04 October 2017 James Hansen   On a long trip from Helsinki to Cavalier, North Dakota.  As Yogi supposedly said, “you can’t get there from here.”  It’s not so far on a great circle route.  But there are no such flights. How does it feel to be on the way to… read more

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August 2017 Global Temperature Update

by |September 18th, 2017

August 2017 Global Temperature Update To sign up for our monthly update of global temperature (Maps and Graphs), click here. Additional figures are on our global temperature web page.   Globally August 2017 was the second warmest August since reliable measurements started in 1880, 0.85C warmer than the 1951-1980 mean.  The warmest August was in 2016 at +0.99C. … read more

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