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Climate change Portraits: James Hansen

11-24-2011 13:55 BJT

James Hansen is one of the world's top climate scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Institute. 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. In recent years, Hansen has become an activist for action to mitigate the effects of climate change.

James Hansen

Hansen was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1996 for his "development of pioneering radioactive transfer models and studies of planetary atmospheres; development of simplified and three-dimensional global climate models; explication of climate forcing mechanisms; analysis of current climate trends from observational data; and projections of anthropogenic impacts on the global climate system.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: CNTV.CN

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