In the News

Dr. Hansen on The New York Times

News about James E. Hansen, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

Our work featured in the news

‘We are damned fools’: scientist who sounded climate alarm in 80s warns of worse to come – The Guardian, Jul. 2023

To stop climate change, regulate carbon as a toxic substance – Washington Post, Jun. 2022

Greenhouse gases must be legally phased out, US scientists argue – The Guardian, Jun. 2022

A carbon tax is key to addressing the climate crisis — and carbon dividends could get Congress to support one – Boston Globe, Sep. 2021

Biden should impose a carbon fee immediately – Boston Globe, Jun. 2021

Top climate scientist warns PM over 'contemptuous' Cumbria coalmine plan – The Guardian, Feb. 2021

A socially and environmentally just way to fight climate change – The Hill, Sep. 2020

Opinion: California’s clear-cutting project in the Rim fire area is setting up the region for another tragedy – Los Angeles Times, Oct. 2019

Is it our constitutional right to live in a world safe from climate change? – Los Angeles Times, Jun. 2019

‘Investeren in fossiele energie is roekeloos’ (Interview)— NRC Handelsblad, Apr. 2019 (English version available here)

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change – New York Times, Aug. 2018

James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming – Associated Press, Jun. 2018

Ex-Nasa scientist: 30 years on, world is failing 'miserably' to address climate change – The Guardian, Jun. 2018

Judgment on Hansen's '88 climate testimony: 'He was right' – Yale Climate Connections, Jun. 2018

A Prophet of Doom Was Right About the Climate – New York Times, Jun. 2018

Thirty years later, what needs to change in our approach to climate change – Boston Globe, Jun. 2018

'We should be on the offensive' – James Hansen calls for wave of climate lawsuits – The Guardian, Nov. 2017

Fight Climate Change by Suing Polluters, Says Scientist- National Geographic, Nov. 2017

"I'm afraid and angry", says 18-year-old leading climate legal fight – Reuters, Nov. 2017

Can direct democracy offer a third way to meet the climate challenge? – The Guardian, Nov. 2017

Shut It Down - Climate Direct Action – live interview, October 2017

OK, US GOVT See you in Court – Boston Globe, August 2017

Ex-NASA Scientist James Hansen: There is a Clear Link Between Climate Change & Stronger Hurricanes – Democracy Now, August 2017

James Hansen Hails Landmark Youth Climate Lawsuit: We Can’t Rely on Our Politicians to Do Anything – Democracy Now, August 2017

Climate change will force today’s kids to pay for costly carbon removal technologies, study says – Washington Post, July 2017

The Planet Could Become Ungovernable’: Climate Scientist James Hansen on Obama’s Environmental Record, Scientific Reticence, and His Climate Lawsuit Against the Federal Government – NY Mag, July 2017

Former NASA scientist releases new paper supporting youth climate case against Trump – Think Progress, July 2017

It’s Not Your Imagination.Summers Are Getting Hotter. – New York Times – July 2017

Removing CO2 from the air required to safeguard children's future, Science Daily, July 2017

OPED: Why I sued the federal government, York Dispatch –  July 2017

Cleaning Up The Carbon In Our Skies – WBUR, July 2017

After Trump's Withdrawal from Paris, Nukes Are More Crucial Than Ever – Scientific American, June 2017

Legendary Climate Scientist Likes a GOP Proposal on Global Warming – Scientific American , April 2017

James Hansen: What Makes A Scientist Take A Stand? – NPR , April 2017

Climate change is certainly causing more powerful storms – Salon, March 2017

UI alumnus and climate scientist James Hansen honored by BBVA Foundation, Iowa Now, January 2017

Norway faces climate lawsuit over Arctic oil exploration plans, The Guardian – October 2016

Climate Scientist James Hansen Warns World is on Wrong Track to Prevent Runaway Global Warming (Interview), Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! – December 2015

That’s heavy: Climate-change warnings include rising seas and wild weather shifts. But giant flying boulders?, by Chris Mooney of the Washington Post – November 2015

World’s Largest Petroleum Companies Call Youth’s Landmark Climate Lawsuit “a Direct Threat to [Their] Businesses”; Our Children’s Trust – November 2015

Bridging the Geezer-Young Person Gap to Drive Climate Change Solutions; by Ellen Moyer Ph.D., Huffington Post – August 2015

Hillary Clinton’s climate change plan ‘just plain silly’, says leading expert; The Guardian – July 2015

Dr. James Hansen gives his idea to curb climate change on Fareed Zakaria GPS; CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS – July 2015

James Hansen: Carbon Fee and Dividend Needed; Democrat & Chronicle – April 2015

Victory over climate change; Rochester City Newspaper – April 2015

Climate pioneer James Hansen reflects on working with Van Allen;  Iowa Now – October 2014

Hansen on climate change: Tax is practical step to take;   Des Moines Register- October 2014

Distinguished Alum speaks on energy;  The Daily Iowan – October 2014

Antarctic Melt And Calls For Action; On Point with Tom Ashbrook- May 2014

Youths Sue U.S. Government Over Climate Inaction; Aljazeera America- May 2014

Hansen’s Climate Science and Advocacy Project Under Way; Science Magazine-February 2014

What We Owe Our Kids On Climate; CNN – December 2013

James Hansen to Lead New Program on Climate Science and Policy; Earth Institute – September 2013