Articles Tagged: James Hansen

Study by former NASA climate chief James Hansen predicts rapidly rising seas this century

Climatologist Ken Trenberth says of the new study: “It uses a model that does not, in my view, have a very good climate simulation. There are no differences between model results and observations shown, and some errors appear to be large. No mention is made of short-term phenomena, including the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) or Pacific decadal variations that dominate interannual and decadal variability in the real world, and which are a key to understanding the recent hiatus in the rate of rising surface temperatures.”

Top Climate Scientists Urge Support of Nuclear Power

On Sunday, November 3, four top climate and energy scientists, James Hansen, Ken Caldeira, Kerry Emanuel, and Tom Wigley, released an open letter calling on world leaders to advocate for the development and deployment of safer nuclear power systems.

What the Heartland Response Reveals About Climate Activists

A reporter for a national newspaper covering the reaction to the stolen Heartland Institute documents asked me: Why does the question of climate change science matter so much to conservatives? Why do they fight these battles with liberals and scientists so fiercely, when no one on the national level is suggesting nationwide limits on greenhouse […]

The Truth is Inconvenient: Evaluating Gore’s Claims About the Political Dimensions of the Climate Change Debate

Mr. Gore’s book should be recognized for what it is—a summation of a particular perspective on climate science, its implications, and the meaning for policy. They are undoubtedly his views and are shared by others.

Global Climate Change Cannot be Predicted

In the summer of 1988 with the thermometer hitting 98 degrees in Washington, D.C., James Hansen, chief of NASA’s Goddard Institute, told a Senate Committee that “the [human caused] greenhouse effect has been detected and it is changing our climate now.” Dr. Hansen said he was “99-percent confident” that current temperature represents a “real warming […]

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