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COVID-19 Lockdown Effects on Climate Appear Limited, Short-Lived

Figure of NO2 presence over eastern US In March 2020

Initial results from a climate model intercomparison project suggest that the economic and social changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic won't provide any real climate benefits.
(2021-03-26)

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NASA Joins White House National Climate Task Force

Inset from NASA's Blur Marble 2015 image

NASA has joined the National Climate Task Force, which is outlined in an executive order issued by President Joe Biden.
(2021-03-18)

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Reduced African Fires Contribute to Short-lived Air Quality Improvement

Fires burning in a savanna area of South Africa

NASA researchers have found a small but unexpected decrease in air pollution over some parts of Africa despite growing use of fossil fuels in many countries due to development and economic growth.
(2021-02-25)

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U.N. Report Spotlights Need to Strengthen Climate Change Adaptation

Photo of a mangrove swamp

A report by the U.N. Environment Programme documents how most countries have adopted climate adaptation into their policy and planning, but how well they are doing so is a mixed picture.
(2021-02-25)

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NASA Announces New Role of Senior Climate Advisor

Sample global map of climate model temperature data

The agency has established a new position of senior climate advisor and selected Gavin Schmidt, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, to serve in the role in an acting capacity.
(2021-02-03)

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2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record, NASA Analysis Shows

Sample global map of climate model temperature data

Globally, 2020 was the hottest year on record, effectively tying 2016, the previous record. Overall, Earth’s average temperature has risen more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit since the 1880s.
(2021-01-14)

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Climate Events of 2020 Show How Excess Heat is Expressed on Earth

Satellite image showing fires in the U.S. as Hurricane Sally makes landfall

The events of 2020 are consistent with what models have predicted: extreme climate events such as severe heat waves, larger wildfires and more intense hurricanes are more likely because of greenhouse gas emissions.
(2021-01-14)

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Improving Assessments of Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture

Photo of a wheat field

Impact assessments help identify and quantify risks to the world's food supply as well as evaluate sustainable adaptation and mitigation strategies.
(2021-01-11)

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