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GISS Megadrought Study Featured on ABC10 News

Benjamin Cook (611) was interviewed by ABC-10 for the featured news article “Megadroughts more likely in the Western U.S. even with strict emissions control” regarding a new study by GISS scientists indicating longer, hotter droughts are more likely in Western United States.

IPCC Report, the Dixie Fire, Extreme Weather and More

GISS scientists have been responding to multiple media inquiries regarding the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, wildfires, drought, extreme weather, and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). Media outlets included The Verge, The New York Times, National Geographic, Reuters, The Washington Post, Science Magazine, The New Republic, The Atlantic, and others.

Science Article Highlights Models and IPCC Report

Gavin Schmidt (611) was featured in Science Magazine’s article, ‘U.N. climate panel confronts implausibly hot forecasts of future warming’ by Paul Vonsen.
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Research at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies emphasizes a broad study of Global Change, the natural and anthropogenic changes in our environment that affect the habitability of our planet. These effects may occur on greatly differing time scales, from one-time forcings such as volcanic explosions, to seasonal/annual effects such as El Niño, and on up to the millennia of ice ages.

The Institute's research combines analysis of comprehensive global datasets, derived mainly from spacecraft observations, with global models of atmospheric, land surface, and oceanic processes. Study of past climate change on Earth and of other planetary atmospheres provides an additional tool in assessing our general understanding of the atmosphere and its evolution.

GISS is located at Columbia University in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City. You can learn more about the institute at the GISS website.

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General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Goddard Institute for Space Studies may be directed to the Center Office of Communications at 1-301-286-8955.

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