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Listening to James Hansen on Climate Change, Thirty Years Ago and Now

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Thirty years ago, James Hansen, a scientist at nasa, issued a warning about the dangers of climate change. The predictions he and other scientists made at the time have proved spectacularly accurate.

Credit: Charles Ommanney / The Washington Post / Getty

On June 23, 1988—a blisteringly hot day in Washington, D.C.—James Hansen told a Senate committee that "the greenhouse effect has been detected and is changing our climate now."

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