Dr. James Hansen – Global Climate Emergency
Who: James Hansen is widely regarded as the father of climate change awareness and was the Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies for 32 years. He famously said when he resigned in 2013 that he could not both work for and sue the US Government at the same time. He is Director of the Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program, Columbia University Earth Institute.
What: Dr. Hansen will discuss the lack of action since climate change was first officially recognized by the UN as a global problem. The United States and China hold the key to the rapid changes that are needed to avert catastrophe. They must be made to understand that if we do not act together, we will all suffer together.
Where: Press Conference Room 2, COP25, Madrid, Spain
When: Tuesday, December 3, 15:00 (3:00 pm)