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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

A socially and environmentally just way to fight climate change

September 9, 2020

By James E. Hansen And Daniel H. Miller, Opinion Contributors

A majority of the public is in favor of action on climate change, and putting a fee or tax on the carbon content of fossil fuels is generally accepted — including among conservatives — as a key method for reducing greenhouse gas […]

It’s All Hunky-Dory, but…

06 July 2020 James Hansen and Makiko Sato Well-meaning souls, rightfully concerned about the effect of “gloom-and-doom” talk on young people, say that everything is hunky-dory, climate change impacts are exaggerated (they often are) and climate change is not a serious threat (unfortunately, it is).

Let’s look at reality, real data for the real […]

Oh, Canada!

by James Hanson, July 10, 2019

North of the border, there is bad news and good news. Canada’s fossil fuel CO2 emissions remain stubbornly high, despite decreased coal use. Emissions in 2018 were 7% greater than in 1997, the year of the Kyoto Protocol. I don’t even want to look up what Canada promised – […]

Saving Earth

Figure 6. Fossil fuel CO2 emissions by the three countries with largest current emissions.

James Hansen

I must finish Sophie’s Planet this year, so I am writing few Communications. However, I make the draft of Chapters 31-34 available here [at http://bit.ly/Sophies-Planet-31-34], because my perspective of and conclusion about events in the 1980s differs from […]

Dr. James Hansen speaks out from China

American Geophysical Union + Chinese Academy of Sciences

24 October 2018 James Hansen I was privileged to give one of the keynote talks at the first joint meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The meeting was timely and propitious. Both of these nations and the world […]

Video: James Hansen and Daniel Galpern: Making the Carbon Majors Pay for Climate Action

Direct from Bonn, Germany at COP-23, November 12, 2017 Dr. James Hansen and his legal advisor, Daniel Galpern, Esq., discuss making the fossil fuel companies, the ‘Carbon Majors’, pay for the damage they have done to society, not only in terms of climate change and all of its impacts, but also health impacts. This Climate […]