(born March 29, 1941) heads the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, a part of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He has held this position since 1981. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University.
20.01.2012 [CTV.ca] - Both NASA climate scientist JamesHansen and University of Victoria's Andrew Weaver said they expect that in the next few years the world will set yet a new record high temperature. 2010 tied for the hottest on record. NOAA also released new figures
19.01.2012 [Reuters AlertNet] - The first 11 years of the new century were notably hotter than the middle and late 20th century, according to institute director JamesHansen. The only year from the 20th century that was among the top 10 warmest years was 1998.
16.01.2012 [The Guardian (blog)] - Nasa scientist JamesHansen says if the oil sands were exploited as projected it would be "game over for the climate". The European proposal - the Fuel quality directive - is to designate transport fuel from tar sands as resulting in 22% more
21.01.2012 [SmartPlanet.com (blog)] - “We know the planet is absorbing more energy than it is emitting,” said GISS director JamesHansen in a press release. “So we are continuing to see a trend toward higher temperatures. Even with the cooling effects of a strong La Niña influence and low
19.01.2012 [SmartPlanet.com (blog)] - NASA scientist JamesHansen has said that tapping the oil sands would be “essentially game over” for achieving a stable climate. While the pipeline's rejection is a short term win for its opponents, rail and sea transportation remain viable options for
12.01.2012 [SmartPlanet.com (blog)] - NASA scientist JamesHansen said that tapping the oil sands would be “essentially game over” for achieving a stable climate. The pipeline's proposed paths could pass through sensitive waterways and wetlands. Proponents maintain that the climate risks