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After Copenhagen: Real Solutions for Global Climate Change

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

The December 2009 Copenhagen talks on global climate change failed to produce a new international accord, and environmental scientist James Hansen is not wasting time bemoaning that failure. Rather he looks on it as opportunity to renew and expand the discussion of climate change and look for new ideas that will lead to real solutions to this global problem. What might the road forward look like? Where should scientists turn their attention "After Copenhagen?" What should citizens be doing? This talk is part of Cambridge Forum's After Copenhagen: Global Climate Change Conference, recorded by Steve MacAusland.

Dr. James Hansen first brought global warming to the world’s attention in the 1980s when he first testified before Congress. Since then he has pursued a distinguished career in research, measuring current climate trends and projecting humankind’s potential impacts on climate in a series of robust models. He 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. Dr. Hansen has continued to bring the problem of global climate change to a broad public audience, appearing on 60 Minutes, ABC News Tonight, Anderson Cooper, Charlie Rose, and NPR; he 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. After writing literally hundreds of professional and popular articles, Hansen has just published his first book, Storms of My Grandchildren, and urgent call for real solutions to the problem of climate change..