Stories by James Hansen

Dr. James Hansen is an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. He is best known for his research in the field of climatology, his testimony on climate change to congressional committees in 1988 that helped raise broad awareness of global warming, and his advocacy of action to avoid dangerous climate change. From 1981 to 2013, Dr. Hansen was the head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. subscribe to James Hansen's feed

Posted on: Oct 6, 2016, Source: EcoWatch

Many hail the Paris agreement as a panacea for global climate change. They're wrong.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2015, Source: Huffington Post

A new study finds that an increase of 2 degrees Celsius, rather than being a safe "guardrail" against the worst climate change effects, is actually extremely dangerous.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2013, Source: Daily Climate

Here's a way to stop the global reach of Big Oil, hasten the transition to clean energy, and keep coal and tar sands deposits where they belong – in the ground.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2011, Source:

The country's leading climatologist talks about why he was arrested at the Tar Sands protests in DC and what the pipeline will mean for our future.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Tim DeChristopher is facing 10 years in jail for a profound gesture made on behalf of all of us and our future. It's time to show our solidarity with him.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source: Yale Environment 360

The climate crisis demands a moratorium on new coal-fired power plants. Obama is the best hope, perhaps the only hope, for real change.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2007, Source: The Nation

The country's leading climatologist gives us the five necessary steps we need to take to prevent catastrophic climate change.