Symposium on Climate Change and Health, with James Hansen at Yale School of Public Health
Dr. James Hansen, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is a Professor at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, where he directs the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions. Dr. Hansen’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of global climate change using the Earth’s paleoclimate history, ongoing global observations, and interpretive tools including climate models. His Congressional testimony in the late 1980s helped raise broad awareness of climate change as a crucial issue for humanity. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine and one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy. Dr. Hansen is a model of a leading scientist who courageously communicates the policy implications of his research.