James Hansen#

James Hansen
Membership Number:1945
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2013-present Director: Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions, Columbia University
  • 1985-present Adjunct Professor: Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
  • 1981-2013 Director: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  • 1978-1985 Adjunct Associate Professor: Department of Geological Sciences, Columbia University
  • 1972-1981 Staff Member/Space Scientist: Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), Manager of GISS Planetary and Climate Programs
  • 1969-1972 Research Associate: Columbia University, NY
  • 1969 NSF Postdoctoral Fellow: Leiden Observatory, Netherlands
  • 1967-1969 NAS-NRC Resident Research Associate: Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), NY

Fields of Scholarship
  • Climatology
  • Global warming
  • Climate change

Honours and Awards
  • 1995 Member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2001 Heinz Award for environment
  • 2001 American Geophysical Union's Roger Revelle Medal
  • 2006 World Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Medal from the Duke of Edinburgh
  • 2007 Dan David Prize in the field of Quest for Energy
  • 2007 Leo Szilard Award of the American Physical Society for Use of Physics for the Benefit of Society
  • 2007 American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility.
  • 2008 Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Science
  • 2009 American Meteorological Society’s Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal
  • 2010 Sophie Prize
  • 2010 Blue Planet Prize
  • 2013 NASA Distinguished Service Medal
  • 2014 Walker Prize, Museum of Science, Boston

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