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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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Rolling Stones

by |January 11th, 2017

Rolling Stones 11 January 2017 James Hansen I do few interviews because of the time required and my difficulty in making things clear orally.  The Rolling Stone interview by Jeff Goodell was an exception, a testimony to his abilities. An important number in the story was not right, but is being corrected.  It made me… read more

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November 2016 Global Temperature Update

by |December 15th, 2016

November 2016 Global Temperature Update The 2016 meteorological year (December 2015 through November 2016), at +1.02C relative to the 1951-80 mean, was easily the warmest year in the period of instrumental data.  The second and third warmest years were 2015 (+0.84C) and 2014 (+0.73C).           Aided by the strong El Nino, four consecutive seasons from 2015 Northern Hemisphere… read more

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A Holiday Tale

by |December 15th, 2016

A Holiday Tale  15 December 2016 James Hansen   I woke with a start to see what was the matter; not a creature was stirring, except the Mad Hatter.   Then tossing and turning, until the next thing; a vision appeared, of Rex the new King.   Lo, listen, his words, they bring forth great… read more

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