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James Hansen

Climate scientist and head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

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James Hansen is an American scientist who heads the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and is a Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Hansen is one of the founders of climate science and is celebrated for his work in helping to raise awareness of global warming. He is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and has received numerous awards including the Sophie and Blue Planet Prizes.

 

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