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Climate Scientist James Hansen speaking locally next month

Posted on: January 9th, 2020 by Brent Gotsch
Dr. James Hansen, Columbia University Climatologist will be speaking locally on February 6, 2020.

Dr. James Hansen, Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty Cli­ma­tol­o­gist will be speak­ing local­ly on Feb­ru­ary 6, 2020.


Dr. James Hansen, Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty Cli­ma­tol­o­gist and for­mer Direc­tor of the NASA God­dard Insti­tute for Space Stud­ies, will be giv­ing a talk about cli­mate change with a focus on the Catskill Region next month. “Catskill Con­ver­sa­tion  with James Hansen” will dis­cuss the cur­rent cli­mate emer­gency and be the inau­gur­al event of the Youth Empow­er­ment and Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Sum­mit (YESS) that will take place at the Ashokan Cen­ter. The talk will be giv­en on Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 6 from 7:00pm — 9:30pm at Kingston High School locat­ed at 403 Broad­way in Kingston, NY. Sug­gest­ed dona­tion is $10 for adults and $5 for chil­dren and stu­dents. The talk will be fol­lowed by a ques­tion and answer session.

Dr. Hansen was trained in physics and astron­o­my at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa. His ear­ly research on the clouds of Venus helped iden­ti­fy their com­po­si­tion as sul­fu­ric acid. Since the late 1970s, he has focused his research on the Earth­’s cli­mate, espe­cial­ly that of anthro­pogenic cli­mate change. Dr. Hansen’s tes­ti­mo­ny before con­gres­sion­al com­mit­tees in the 1980s helped raise aware­ness about cli­mate change. Dr. Hansen was elect­ed to the Nation­al Acad­e­my of Sci­ences in 1995 and was des­ig­nat­ed by Time Mag­a­zine as one of the 100 most influ­en­tial peo­ple on Earth in 2006. He has received numer­ous awards includ­ing the Carl-Gustaf Ross­by and Roger Rev­elle Research Medals, the Sophie Prize and the Blue Plan­et Prize.

Cli­mate change is affect­ing pre­cip­i­ta­tion lev­els in the Catskills that in turn impact our streams. Cli­mate change has been cre­at­ing con­di­tions that favor extreme weath­er events such as floods and pro­longed droughts. All of which have a sig­nif­i­cant impacts on stream and ripar­i­an ecosystems.

Reg­is­tra­tion for the pro­gram can be accessed by click­ing this link.

Dr. James Hansen testifying before Congress about Climate Change in 1988.

Dr. James Hansen tes­ti­fy­ing before Con­gress on the top­ic of Cli­mate Change in 1988.