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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

June 2021 Global Temperature Update

Fig. 1. June 2021 surface temperature anomaly (°C) relative to the 1951-1980 base period.

13 July 2021

James Hansen and Makiko Sato

Global temperature in June was +1.13°C (relative to the 1880-1920 base period, which is our best estimate of preindustrial temperature); it was +0.85°C relative to the 1951-1980 […]

Global Problems Require a Global Solution

by James Hansen

Fig. 1. Global Public Square airs on CNN on Sundays at 10 AM and 1 PM U.S. East Coast time.

Fareed Zakaria attracts high level guests to his program because of its reach and objectivity. He lets his guests have the last word on their topic. Yet Zakaria’s interpretations of […]

Fighting the Battles, Winning the War

Kayford Mountain, or what was a mountain.

by James Hansen, 1 June 2021

The battles to slow human-made climate change have been fought bravely by ad hoc groups of concerned citizens – trying to stop pipelines, coal mines, fracking, etc. Winning a battle helps, and fights are beginning to be won, including confrontations […]

2020 Was The Warmest Year on Record

It capped the warmest decade on record

George Harvey

In mid-January, a report by James Hansen et al. was posted at the Columbia University web site. “Global Temperature in 2020” makes clear that each of the last six years is one of the hottest six years ever recorded. The hottest year had been […]

Global Warming Acceleration

(GET editor’s note: We are providing the first couple of paragraphs of this article and a link to the website at Columbia University. We do want all of our readers to be aware of the conclusion, however, and so we start by quoting the article’s last paragraph:

Global temperature prognostication: 2021 will be cooler than […]

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 […]

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 […]