NRDC challenges latest report on global warming

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Fish kills up as temperature increases

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Extreme heat events tied to global warming

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Scientist hits climate change skepticism

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Expert: Australia like drug dealer of coal

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Last decade warmest on record

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NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- An analysis of global surface temperatures shows the last decade was the warmest on record, officials at New York's Goddard Institute for Space Studies said.

Top climate scientist wants Copenhagen to fail

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Scientist hopes warming summit will fail

Scientist hopes warming summit will fail

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A top U.S. climate change scientist denounced next week's U.N. summit on global warming in Denmark as a farce and said he planned to boycott it.

Advocacy group demands textbook revision

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2007 ties as 2nd warmest year in a century

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. government climatologists said 2007 tied 1998 as the Earth's second warmest year in a century.

Leading climate scholar urges change

LONDON, Ecuador, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A leading environmental scientist urged British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to curtail plans for new coal plants in the wake of the Bali climate summit.

Earth's climate close to tipping point

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NASA administrator at odds with scientists

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Scientist feeling White House pressure

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- A top U.S. scientist said in Washington he shouldn't have a bureaucrat looking over his shoulder whenever he comments on issues in his field of expertise. James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, deplored what he called the "p
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James Hansen
From right, Commissioner Lloyd Newton, Commissioner James Hill, General Counsel David Hague, Chairman Anthony J. Principi, Executive Director Charles Battaglia, Commissioner James Hansen and Commissioner Harld Gehman vote on the closure of Brooks City Base, TX at a BRAC meeting on base closures and realignment recommendations at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, VA on Aug. 25, 2005. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

James E. Hansen (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, Earth Sciences Division. He has held this position since 1981. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University.

After graduate school, Hansen continued his work with radiative transfer models and attempting to understand the Venusian atmosphere. This naturally led to the same computer codes being used to understand the Earth's atmosphere. He used these codes to study the effects that aerosols and trace gases have on the climate. Hansen has also contributed to the further understanding of the Earth's climate through the development and use of global climate models.

Hansen is best known for his research in the field of climatology, his testimony on climate change to congressional committees in 1988 that helped raise broad awareness of global warming, and his advocacy of action to limit the impacts of climate change.

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