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NASA's Cynthia Rosenzweig Receives 2022 World Food Prize

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Cynthia Rosenzweig, a senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, received the international award on May 5.

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GISS Scientists Select Best Institute Paper of 2021

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Scientists at NASA/GISS have voted the journal article “CMIP6 historical simulations (1850-2014) with GISS-E2.1” by Ron Miller et al. as the top work among the research publications by institute staff published in 2021.

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NASA Researcher Finding Ways to Turn Down the Heat in Cities

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A team of climate scientists at NASA is studying whether “green roofs” can help ease deadly heat in vulnerable urban areas.

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Study Extends Period When Mars Could Have Supported Life

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Billions of years ago, the climate of Mars could have been Earth-like, with a thicker atmosphere than today and oceans of liquid water. A new study suggests this period could have lasted longer than previously thought.

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2021 Tied for 6th Warmest Year in Continued Trend

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Earth's global average surface temperature in 2021 tied with 2018 as the sixth warmest on record, according to independent analyses done by NASA and NOAA.

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Six Questions to Help You Understand the 6th Warmest Year on Record

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We answer six questions to help you understand the GISS global surface temperature analysis, what it shows about 2021 and how NASA makes sense of the data.

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