James Hansen is the director of NASAâ€™s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. Since 1988, he has warned about the threats of heat-trapping emissions, including carbon dioxide, that result from burning fossil fuels. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, he received the Heinz Environment Award in 2001 for his climate research. In 2006, was named one of Time magazineâ€™s 100 Most Influential People.
A Plea to President Obama: End Mountaintop Coal Mining
June 21, 2009
By James Hansen