Beyond the Book

If you prefer to remain in the land of the blissfully ignorant, you will have lots of company… But if you are willing to expend a modicum of effort, you can take a big step toward appreciating the degree to which we live on a perilous planet.”

Learn more of the science behind Hansen’s theories and read the papers he refers to throughout the book:

Global Warming in the Twenty-First Century: An Alternative Scenario
By James Hansen, Makiko Sato, Reto Ruedy, Andrew Lacis, and Valdar Oinas. Proceedings of the National

Academy of Sciences 97 (August 29, 2000)
On the Road to Climate Stability: The Parable of the Secretary
James Hansen, Darnell Cain, and Robert Schmunk (November 14, 2005)

Can We Defuse the Global Warming Time Bomb?
James Hansen, natural science (August 1, 2003)

Scientific Reticence and Sea Level Rise
James Hansen, Environmental Research Letters 2 (May 24, 2007)

Dangerous Anthropogenic Interference: A Discussion of Humanity’s Faustian Climate Bargain and the Payments Coming Due
James Hansen, presentation at the Distinguished Public Lecture Series at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa (October 26, 2004)

Is There Still Time to Avoid ‘Dangerous Anthropogenic Interference’ with Global Climate? A Tribute to Charles David Keeling
James Hansen, presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 6, 2005

Swift Boating, Stealth Budgeting, and Unitary Executives
James Hansen, Worldwatch Institute (October 15, 2006)

Greenhouse Gas Growth Rates
James Hansen, and Makiko Sato, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101 (November 16, 2004)

Dangerous Human- made Interference with Climate: A GISS Modele Study
James Hansen, Makiko Sato, Reto Ruedy, Pushker Kharecha et al. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 7 (May 7, 2007)

Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim?
James Hansen, Makiko Sato, Pushker Kharecha, David Beerling et al. Open Atmospheric Science Journal 2 (2008)

Dear Prime Minister
James Hansen (December 19, 2007)

Dear Chancellor, Perspective of a Younger Generation
James Hansen (January 22, 2008)

Dear Prime Minister Fukuda
(July 3, 2008)

Options for Near-Term Phaseout of Coal Emissions in the United States
Pushker A. Kharecha, Charles F. Kutscher, James E. Hansen, and Edward Mazria. draft (June 2009)

Climate Threat to the Planet: Implications for Energy Policy and Intergenerational Justice
James Hansen, Bjerknes Lecture, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, December 17, 2008

In Defence of Kingsnorth Six
James Hansen (September 10, 2008)

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