ENR Distinguished Visitor: Climate Expert James Hansen

James Hansen visited the ENR Center on March 1 to discuss the critical impact policy will have on prospects for a habitable planet with ENR fellows, Oregon law professors, and local policymakers. Hansen was in Eugene to give a keynote address at the 32nd Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Oregon School of Law.

Hansen is the former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and a current adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he directs a program in climate science, awareness, and solutions. He is best known for his testimony on climate change in the 1980s that helped raise awareness of global warming. He is also a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and has received numerous awards including the Sophie and Blue Planet Prizes.