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Schmidt Discusses Sea Level Change Observations

Gavin Schmidt (611) was featured in NASA Sea Level Change: Observations from Space’s “Melting Ocean Ice Affects Sea Level – Unlike Ice Cubes in a Glass” article by Ethan Huang, NASA’s Sea Level Change Team.

Scientific American Asks Cook About African Drought

Scientific American's Andrea Thompson asked Benjamin Cook (611) for his thoughts on a non-NASA paper attributing drought in Africa being to climate change in her article "Deadly African Drought Wouldn’t Have Happened without Climate Change."

Schmidt Talks Climate Change on Cool Science Radio

Gavin Schmidt (611) discussed current global temperatures, levels of greenhouse gasses, and where 2022 ranks in the climate record on KPCW’s Cool Science Radio’s “NASA's Gavin Schmidt talks climate change” interview by John Wells and Katie Mullay radio session.
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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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