[i]n a new analysis of the past six decades of global temperatures, ... my colleagues and I have revealed a stunning increase in the frequency of extremely hot summers, with deeply troubling ramifications for not only our future but also for our present.Hansen's new report titled, Public Perception of Climate Change (the New Climate Dice), has just been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). Hansen who is probably best known for his work Storms of my Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity (2009), which discusses the impact and extent of the global warming crisis, is often referred to as the "father of global warming." For more information about Hansen's work and publications see below:
Related Resources:James Hansen et al., Science Briefs, The New Climate Dice: Public Perception of Climate Change, NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies (Aug. 2012).
Research News, Research Links Extreme Heat Events to Global Warming, NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies (Aug. 6, 2012).
Justin Gillis, Study Finds More of Earth Is Hotter and Says Global Warming Is at Work, NY Times (Aug. 6, 2012).
John M. Broder, How to parse Climate Change and Extreme Weather, Green, NY Times (Aug. 7, 2012).
Updating the Science: What Path is the Real World Following, Colum. Univ. (last visited Aug. 6, 2012) (updating the climate change statistics in Hansen's book, Storms of My Grandchildren - as of 6/28/12).
Hansen's Publications at the NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies (conduct an Advanced Search under author for "Hansen, J.E.").
Greenhouse Effect and Global Climate Change: Hearing before the Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources, 100th Cong. (Nov. 9, 10, 1987) (S. Hrg. 100-461) (Hansen's testimony).
Greenhouse Effect and Global Climate Change, Part 2, Hearing before the Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources, 100th Cong. (June 23, 1988) (S. Hrg. 100-461, pt. 2) (Hansen's highly quoted testimony).