Climate Change Clock Is Ticking

June 12, 2012 | New York City College of Technology

James Hansen, environmental researcher and director of the NASA Goddard Institute, warns that man-made climate change is real, and it requires immediate action. Addressing critics who argue that the threats posed by climate change is exaggerated, Hansen says “it’s hard for people to realize we have an emergency, but we do.” At the first public event sponsored by City Tech’s new Center for Remote Sensing and Earth System Sciences, Hansen argues there is time to take action, but not much. “If we wanted to stabilize climate this century, it is still barely possible,” says Hansen, but only if there is a strong commitment to move toward non-fossil fuels and reforesting deforested areas.