James Hansen

Director

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

James Hansen directs the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and is the author of Storms of My Grandchildren. Dr. Hansen, perhaps best known for bringing global warming to the world’s attention in the 1980s when he first testified before Congress, is an adjunct professor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University and at Columbia’s Earth Institute, and director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, ABC News Tonight, Anderson Cooper, Charlie Rose; has been interviewed in The New York Times and profiled in The New Yorker; and has written for The Boston Globe, The Nation, The New York Review of Books, and Scientific American.

His recent publications include "Paleoclimate implications for human-made climate change," with Mki. Sato, in Climate Change: Inferences from Paleoclimate and Regional Aspects (2010), and articles in ACPReviews of GeophysicsEnvironmental Science & Technology, and Nature.