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2009-01-14 13:38:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA climate scientist James E. Hansen has been chosen by his peers to receive the 2009 Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Longtime director of the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) in New York, Hansen earned the Rossby Medal for "outstanding contributions to climate modeling, understanding climate...

2008-12-30 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthSky - a clear voice for science heard around the world - and more than 600 scientists today announced James Hansen's selection as the EarthSky Scientist Communicator of the Year. Dr. Hansen, a physicist, now heads the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. He is an outspoken authority on climate change. Hansen was elected as EarthSky Scientist Communicator of the Year after EarthSky asked its 600+ Global Science...

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2008-10-23 10:55:05

Some 2,000 scientists contributed to the Nobel Peace Prize-winning IPCC report on global warming. Next week, the local contingent will be honored. On the wall of Professor Kirk Smith's office in the School of Public Health hangs an embossed certificate honoring his contributions to the United Nations' Nobel Peace Prize-winning climate-change organization. Because of his groundbreaking work on the deleterious health effects of air pollution caused by indoor cooking and heating fuels around the...

2008-06-26 09:02:36

Scientist James Hansen says we're toast if we don't take drastic measures against global warming ("Climatologist sounds warning," June 24). Is this the top NASA scientist who doctored temperature stats, and when asked why he had lied he said it was because we need to get people's attention? Al Gore gave the same excuse for his lies, and he attained his goal. A Nobel and an Oscar are a lot of attention. Jennifer Zapata Highland (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest...

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2008-04-03 00:50:00

Scientists in the U.K. have reported evidence that further refutes one theory of global climate change.In the heated debate over global warming, there is an opposing idea, called the cosmic ray theory, which contends that climate change is simply caused by cosmic rays coming from the sun.However, researchers at Lancaster University reported in the Institute of Physics journal that there has been no correlation between solar activity and the Earth's climate.Pioneered by Dr. Henrik Svensmark at...

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2008-01-16 11:20:54

Climatologists at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City have found that 2007 tied with 1998 for Earth's second warmest year in a century. Goddard Institute researchers used temperature data from weather stations on land, satellite measurements of sea ice temperature since 1982 and data from ships for earlier years. The greatest warming in 2007 occurred in the Arctic, and neighboring high latitude regions. Global warming has a larger affect in polar areas, as...

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2007-09-23 18:00:00

WASHINGTON - Climate scientist Michael Mann runs down the list of bad global warming news: The world is spewing greenhouse gases at a faster rate. Summer Arctic sea ice is at record lows. The ice sheets in Greenland and West Antarctica are melting quicker than expected. Is he the doomsayer global warming skeptics have called him? Mann laughs. This Penn State University professor - and many other climate scientists - are sunny optimists. Hope blooms in the hottest of greenhouses. Climate...

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2007-09-13 18:30:00

WASHINGTON -- The government's climate change research is threatened by spending cuts that will reduce scientists' observations from space and on the ground, a study says. A major problem, the National Research Council said Thursday, is the program director's lack of authority to organize spending and research among the 13 different agencies that study the impacts of climate. Nonetheless, the report said, the U.S. Climate Change Research Program has made good progress "in documenting the...

2007-05-30 20:09:01

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An earth sciences professor at Ohio State University was named Tuesday to receive a National Medal of Science from the White House, the university announced. Lonnie Thompson, a glaciologist, received the medal for his work providing evidence of global climate change. He is one of eight researchers who will receive the award this summer during a White House ceremony. Thompson has worked for nearly three decades, leading more than 50 research expeditions to ice caps and...

2007-02-10 13:08:45

Climatologists at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City have found that 2006 was the fifth warmest year in the past century. Other groups that study climate change also rank these years as among the warmest, though the exact rankings vary depending upon details of the analyses. Results differ especially in regions of sparse measurements, where scientists use alternative methods of estimating temperature change. Goddard Institute researchers used temperature...


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