Controversial NASA scientist to speak at Albany Law seminar

Controversial NASA scientist to speak at Albany Law seminar

2/21/2006 | Facebook|Twitter|Email
Date: 02/21/2006

Dr. James E. Hansen, the top climate scientist at NASA and subject of a New York Times article last month for speaking out against NASA policies, will join a panel of writers, professors and attorneys in a one-day symposium at Albany Law School called "Catastrophic Climate Change: The Science, the Social Costs, and the Race for Legal Remedies."

Last month, Dr. Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, made headlines after he claimed thatpolitical appointees at NASA had made it hard for him and other researchers to convey their climate change findings to the public.

On February 17, Albany's Times Union featured a story about Hansen's upcoming appearance at the symposium.

Dr. Hansen will be joined by other panelists, including Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker writer and author; Amory B. Lovins, CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute; and Prof. John Dernbach,Widener University School of Law.

The symposium, presented by Albany Law's Environmental Outlook Journal, will be held on Tuesday, April 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m in the Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom on the fourth floor of the main building. There is a $20 registration fee.

For more information contact Joshua Oppenheimer at, Prof. Eleanor Stein at, or Prof. Joan Leary Matthews at

CLE credit is available.