Storms of My Grandchildren

The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

By James Hansen; John Allen Nelson (Narrator)
(Tantor Media, Compact Disc, 9781400145249)

Publication Date: December 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Hardcover, Paperback

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“Dr. James Hansen, considered the father of the study of global warming, has written a powerful book warning the world of the consequences if we continue to ignore the problem. Hansen, the director of NASA's Goddard Institute and a distinguished climate scientist, has been working for 30 years to publicize his findings, but he has largely been ignored. The subtitle of this book says it all. It is a frightening, and, at the same time, a must-read. The future of our world is dependent on getting the word out and urging action now.”
-- Sue Richardson, Maine Coast Book Shop, Inc., Damariscotta


An urgent and provocative call to action from the world's leading climate scientist, who reveals for the first time what we need to know about humanity's last chance to get off the path to a catastrophic global meltdown and why we don't know the half of it.

About the Author

Dr. James Hansen is perhaps best known for bringing global warming to the world's attention in the 1980s, when he first testified before Congress. An adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University and at Columbia's Earth Institute, and director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, he is frequently called to testify before Congress on climate issues. Dr. Hansen's background in both space and earth sciences allows a broad perspective on the status and prospects of our home planet. Storms of My Grandchildren is his first book. John Allen Nelson's critically acclaimed roles on television's 24 and Vanished are among the highlights of his twenty-five-plus years as an actor, screenwriter, and film producer. As a narrator, he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for his reading of Zoo Story by Thomas French.

Thursday, Dec 3, 2009

The Copenhagen conference on climate change is set to begin Monday, December 7. Both the policy and science aspects of the issue can be overwhelming. NPR science correspondent Richard Harris offers a suggested reading list to help shed some light on the climate change debate. More at

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Praise For Storms of My Grandchildren

"Hansen gives us the opportunity to watch a scientist who is sick of silence and compromise; a scientist at the breaking point." ---Los Angeles Times

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