- Name: James Hansen
- Born: 03/29/1941 (79 years old)
- Known for: Radiative transfer, Planetary atmospheres, Climate modelsCite journal
- Website: www.columbia.edu/~jeh1
James Edward Hansen (born March 29, 1941) is an American adjunct professor directing the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is best known for his research in climatology, his 1988 Congressional testimony on climate change that helped raise broad awareness of global warming, and his advocacy of action to avoid dangerous climate change. In recent years he has become a climate activist to mitigate the effects of global warming, on a few occasions leading to his arrest.
Birth Name: James Edward Hansen
Awards: Klopsteg Memorial Award, National Academy of Sciences, Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award, Heinz Award
School: University of Iowa
Alias: James Edward Hansen
Birth Place: Denison, Iowa, U.S.
James Hansen quotes :
Consider the perverse effect cap and trade has on altruistic actions. Say you decide to buy a small, high-efficiency car. That reduces your emissions, but not your country's. Instead it allows somebody else to buy a bigger S.U.V. - because the total emissions are set by the cap.James Hansen