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James Hansen

Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

James Hansen is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. Since 1988, he has warned about the threats of heat-trapping emissions, including carbon dioxide, that result from burning fossil fuels. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, he received the Heinz Environment Award in 2001 for his climate research. In 2006, was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.

Why the World Needs Nuclear Power

Despite its significant downsides, nuclear energy is still absolutely vital for America's (and the planet's) future. This will become all the more true when cleaner fourth generation reactors become available.

Why America Needs Nuclear Energy

Despite its significant downsides, nuclear energy is still absolutely vital for America’s (and the world’s) future. And this will become all the more true when cleaner, more powerful fourth generation […]

A Carbon Tax That Works

The NASA climatologist outlines the only carbon tax that can effectively curb greenhouse gas emissions—one that is being done in Vancouver, BC, and gives all the tax money back to […]
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