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James Hansen: Climate change, the gathering storm

“Young people today confront an imminent gathering storm. They have at their command considerable determination, a dog-eared copy of our beleaguered Constitution, and rigorously developed science. The Court must decide if that is enough.” That is the final paragraph of my (thick) Expert Report written more than a year ago for the climate change lawsuit Juliana […]

December 27th

James Hansen: A monarch butterfly resurgence?

In Quest of a Broken-Wing Butterfly I speculated in 2014 that the Monarch population may have fallen below a critical level.  We did not see more than a single Monarch on any day on our property.  The number of butterflies reaching the mountainous area in Mexico where they hibernate had fallen in the winter of 2013-14 to a […]

September 4th

Sorry, deniers – 30 years later, Hansen’s climate change predictions hold up

Saturday was the 30th anniversary of the day Dr. James Hansen famously testified to Congress on the dangers of climate change. A variety of great pieces that ran this week, from the AP, Guardian and others have shown how Dr. Hansen’s predictions back in 1988 have largely – and unfortunately – come true. Deniers, of course, trumpeted otherwise. By Climate Denier Roundup They’re […]

Climate Change Action: McKibben & Hansen on the front lines

James Hansen and Bill McKibben have spent decades alerting the world to the dangers of global warming and climate change. Both have traveled millions of miles, given thousands of talks to groups large and small, and been thrown in jail for their efforts. Through it all, they have persevered. Today, Hansen remains quite pessimistic about […]

June 23rd