Earth's freshwater is moving. Some places are getting much drier, which leaves areas like the American West exposed to fires burning hotter and longer.
Earth's changing climate is bringing about more extreme droughts and floods, which can have have major consequences for where water is available to drink and grow crops.
Storms in the North Atlantic are lingering longer near the coast, leading to significantly more rainfall.
The steady loss of marshes in New York City's Jamaica Bay is typical of many urban estuaries, where the threat of rising sea level is enhanced by urban encroachment, pollution, and upriver dams.
The first assessment of statistical uncertainty in the GISS Surface Temperature Analysis index shows that recent surface warming trends are significantly larger than the uncertainty in the data.
The Climate Change Research Initiative at GISS provides a structured research and mentorship experience for educators and students.
Human-generated greenhouse gases and atmospheric particles were affecting global drought risk as far back as the early 20th century according to new study.
A new analysis suggests that exposure to mineral dust may be a bigger cause of premature death in Africa than previously thought.
Researchers used NCCS supercomputing resources to identify and understand the interactions between simple land-cover change and more complex land-management, including irrigation.
GISS scientists remember friend, mentor, research collaborator, and sometimes foil Wally Broecker of the Columbia Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and NOAA.