A preview of Storms of My Grandchildren
NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of James Hansen's Storms of My Grandchildren (New York: Bloomsbury, 2009). The preview consists of the first half of chapter 7, "Is There Still Time? A Tribute to Charles Keeling," discussing the events leading up to Hansen's famous talk (PDF) at the American Geophysical Union meeting in 2005 in honor of Charles David Keeling, the scientist famous for his observations of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Praising Storms of My Grandchildren, the reviewer for the Los Angeles Times wrote, "James Hansen gives us the opportunity to watch a scientist who is sick of silence and compromise; a scientist at the breaking point — the point at which he is willing to sacrifice his credibility to make a stand to avert disaster, to offer up the fruits of four-plus decades of inquiry and ingenuity just in case he might change the course of history."