TV News LIES

Monday, Dec 22nd

Last update01:55:24 AM GMT

You are here News Environment James Hansen steps down from NASA to fight global warming

James Hansen steps down from NASA to fight global warming

E-mail Print PDF

James HansenJames Hansen, an outspoken advocate for action on climate change, announced Monday that he is retiring after nearly 50 years as a climate scientist for NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

Hansen, 72, wrote in an email that he was stepping down from the organization in order to spend more time on his campaign to cut carbon emissions. He first testified about the impending threat of climate change before Congress in 1988.

PBS NewsHour interviewed Hansen in August about how the extreme heat events of 2012 were connected to human activity and climate change.

Hansen and his team at Goddard began publishing climate models in 1981 that projected the influence of carbon dioxide on global warming. Hansen's models showed that the increase in greenhouse gases would have drastic consequences far earlier than previous studies suggested.

He has continued to publish studies and articles on the topic, including a paper in 2012 in which Hansen coined the term "climate dice" to explain how climate change increases the odds for weather disasters like droughts, hurricanes and heat waves.

Motr + Video....


Most Recent Related Stories...


U.S. Seeks BP Fine of Up to $18 Billion for Gulf Oil Spill Disaster

BP fine sought by USThe government wants BP Plc (BP/) to pay $16 billion to $18 billion in water-pollution fines...

Major U.S. cities have passed the 'tipping point' for sea level rise, according to a new study

US cities pass tipping point for ocean riseWashington, D.C. and Annapolis, Md. are already past a "tipping point" for frequent flooding caused by...

Gray wolf to be placed back on endangered list

Gray wolfA U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the gray wolf in the Great Lakes region be...

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

Whaling protetsers in contemptRadical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!