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NASA Education Program Fosters Climate of Discovery

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The Climate Change Research Initiative at GISS provides a structured research and mentorship experience for educators and students.

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Human Influence on Global Droughts Goes Back 100 Years

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Human-generated greenhouse gases and atmospheric particles were affecting global drought risk as far back as the early 20th century according to new study.

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Choking on Saharan Dust

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A new analysis suggests that exposure to mineral dust may be a bigger cause of premature death in Africa than previously thought.

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ModelE Simulations Assess Impacts of Irrigation on Climate

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Researchers used NCCS supercomputing resources to identify and understand the interactions between simple land-cover change and more complex land-management, including irrigation.

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Wallace Broecker and GISS

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GISS scientists remember friend, mentor, research collaborator, and sometimes foil Wally Broecker of the Columbia Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

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2018 was Fourth Warmest Year in Continued Warming Trend

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Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and NOAA.

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