James Hansen and Colleagues Advance the Timetable

Our regular columnist, Dr. Bruce Johansen, has written his newest What's HOT in Global Warming? article about the most recent study done by climate scientist Dr. James Hansen and his colleagues. Dr. Hansen, the world's most famous climate scientist, is coming to Omaha to deliver a free public lecture Friday evening April 29th at the Mike and Josie Harper Center on the Creighton University campus at 602 North 20th Street at 7:00 p.m. titled, “Energy and Climate Change: How Can Justice Be Achieved for Young People?”

By Bruce E. Johansen

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Internationally Renowned Climate Scientist Dr. James Hansen is Coming to Omaha!

Dr. James Hansen, the world's most famous climate scientist, is coming to Omaha to deliver a free public lecture Friday evening April 29th at the Mike and Josie Harper Center on the Creighton University campus at 602 North 20th Street at 7:00 p.m. titled, “Energy and Climate Change: How Can Justice Be Achieved for Young People?”

Described by the Washington Post as “the world’s most famous climate scientist,” Hansen is the former director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and is credited with having detected thirty-five years ago that the burning of fossil fuels was creating a greenhouse effect and warming the planet.

The talk will focus on the inter-generational injustice of climate change and the harm climate disruption poses to our children and grandchildren.

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Make America Just Again

by Paul Olson, President Emeritus

As I sit here in my easy chair, another primary proceeds—perhaps to determine the fate of the earth. Clinton and Trump lead the polls, and Trump has received the endorsement of David Duke and effective neo-Nazi organizing behind the scenes. Students suggesting that ‘Black Lives Matter’ have been thrown out of Trump’s rallies at his command. Undocumented aliens, we are told, are scum to be thrown back to their drug cartel-infested countries. The cry appears to be, ‘Mr. Trump, build up this wall.’ Sitting in my easy chair with my cup of tea, I am nonplussed. I have just seen “Son of Saul”—the bleakest Holocaust film in existence. I fear the Holocaust furnaces already burning in our hearts may also lie in our external future.

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URGENT HELP needed from Wind Energy Supporters!

The Nebraska Legislature will be voting Wednesday, April 13 on LB824. This bill will finally open the door to wind energy development in Nebraska. The fossil fuel lobby is working hard to stop this bill from passing. They are calling and emailing our state senators and weakening our majority support.

We need to counter their impact.

We need you to contact your senator and urge them to support LB824 and the development of clean energy in Nebraska.

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Nuclear security: Continuous Improvement or Dangerous Decline?

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist
Matthew Bunn, Martin B. Malin, Nickolas Roth, William Tobey
27 March 2016

World leaders face a stark choice at the final Nuclear Security Summit later this week: Will they commit to efforts that continue to improve security for nuclear weapons, fissile materials, and nuclear facilities, or will the 2016 summit be seen in retrospect as the point at which attention drifted elsewhere, and nuclear security stalled and began to decline? The answer will shape the chances that terrorist groups, including the Islamic State, could get their hands on the materials they need to build a crude nuclear bomb.

In a report we published late in March, we outline the shape of the threat and the steps that must be taken to keep potential nuclear bomb material out of terrorist hands.

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