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2022-05-05: NASA's Cynthia Rosenzweig Receives 2022 World Food Prize

2022-03-21: NASA Researcher Finding Ways to Turn Down the Heat in Cities

2022-02-02: NASA-Funded Study Extends Period When Mars Could Have Supported Life

2022-01-13: 2021 Tied for 6th Warmest Year in Continued Trend, NASA Analysis Shows

2022-01-13: Six Questions to Help You Understand the 6th Warmest Year on Record


2021-11-17: Reducing Emissions to Mitigate Climate Change Could Yield Dramatic Health Benefits by 2030

2021-11-16: NASA Study Traces Decade of Ammonia Air Pollution in Africa

2021-11-01: Global Climate Change Impact on Crops Expected Within 10 Years, NASA Study Finds

2021-09-08: NASA Drought Research Shows Value of Both Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

2021-09-01: Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts on Crop Growth

2021-08-20: Drought Makes its Home on the Range

2021-08-11: NASA Helps Prep Central America for Hurricane Disasters to Come

2021-08-06: NASA Scientist Christian Braneon Receives AXA Award for Climate Science

2021-03-18: NASA Joins White House National Climate Task Force

2021-02-03: NASA Study Finds Reduced African Grassland Fires Contribute to Short-lived Air Quality Improvements

2021-02-03: NASA Announces New Role of Senior Climate Advisor

2021-01-14: 2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record, NASA Analysis Shows

2021-01-14: Climate Events of 2020 Show How Excess Heat is Expressed on Earth


2020-07-27: In Memoriam, Dr. Michael I. Mishchenko

2020-01-24: How Earth Climate Models Help Scientists Picture Life on Unimaginable Worlds

2020-01-15: NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record

2010-01-09: Study Confirms Climate Models are Getting Future Warming Right


2019-07-09: A Drier Future Sets the Stage for More Wildfires

2019-06-13: Earth's Freshwater Future: Extremes of Flood and Drought

2019-05-23: New Studies Increase Confidence in NASA's Measure of Earth's Temperature

2019-05-09: NASA Education Program Fosters Climate of Discovery

2019-05-01: NASA Study: Human Influence on Global Droughts Goes Back 100 Years

2019-02-06: 2018 Fourth Warmest Year in Continued Warming Trend, According to NASA, NOAA


2018-06-25: Will We Know Life When We See It? NASA-led Group Takes Stock of the Science

2018-01-18: Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA


2017-11-15: Our Living Planet Shapes the Search for Life Beyond Earth

2017-10-19: New NASA Study Improves Search for Habitable Worlds

2017-10-03: Goddard Institute for Space Studies Scientist Wins 2017 Nordberg Award

2017-08-10: NASA Airborne Mission Returns to Africa to Study Smoke, Clouds

2017-08-02: Hubble Detects Exoplanet with Glowing Water Atmosphere

2017-06-12: NASA-MIT Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge

2017-05-25: A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA's Juno Mission

2017-05-11: NASA Study Finds Unexpectedly Primitive Atmosphere Around “Warm Neptune”

2017-04-28: NASA Awards Goddard Institute For Space Studies Contract

2017-03-29: NASA-University Study Finds 11 Percent of Disappearing Groundwater Used to Grow Internationally Traded Food

2017-01-18: NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally


2016-11-16: From NYC to Rio: NASA Helps Cities Address Climate Risks

2016-10-12: Cynthia Rosenzweig — “What If and So What? Climate Change and Corn/Wheat/Rice/Soybeans

2016-08-23: To Better Understand Mega-Eruptions, Just Add Water

2016-08-11: NASA Climate Modelers: Venus May Have Been Habitable

2016-08-01: Severe 2015 Indonesian Fire Season Linked to El Niño Drought

2016-07-19: 2016 Climate Trends Continue to Break Records

2016-05-04: Expanding Tropics Pushing High Altitude Clouds Towards Poles

2016-05-03: Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Will Help and Hurt Crops

2016-03-21: Climate Change Shifting Wine Grape Harvests in France and Switzerland

2016-03-01: NASA Finds Drought in Eastern Mediterranean Worst of Past 900 Years

2016-01-20: NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015


2015-12-18: Examination of Earth's Recent History Key to Predicting Global Temperatures

2015-09-16: NYCRI Students Team with Teachers and NASA Scientists

2015-08-10: Three NASA Scientists Honored as AGU Fellows

2015-05-12: No Major U.S. Hurricane Landfalls in Nine Years: Luck?

2015-04-21: NASA GISS to Help Lead Search for Habitable Exoplanets

2015-03-25: Increased Rainfall in Tropics Caused by More Frequent Big Storms

2015-02-17: NASA Science Leads New York City Climate Change 2015 Report

2015-02-12: NASA Study Finds Carbon Emissions Could Dramatically Increase Risk of U.S. Megadroughts

2015-01-16: NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record


2014-10-31: NASA Program Enhances Climate Resilience at Agency Facilities

2014-10-14: NASA Study Finds 1934 Had Worst Drought of Last Thousand Years

2014-07-17: NASA Kicks Off Field Campaign to Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

2014-06-09: Schmidt Named Director of Goddard Institute for Space Studies

2014-06-04: Teachers and Scientists Meet at NASA GISS for Climate Change Workshop

2014-03-11: Long-Term Warming Likely to Be Significant Despite Recent Slowdown

2014-02-28: NASA Satellite Sees Great Freeze Over Great Lakes

2014-02-27: NASA Goes Down Under to Tap High-Altitude Ice

2014-01-31: NASA Goddard Announces Winners of AMS, AGU and AAS Honors

2014-01-21: NASA Finds 2013 Sustained Long-Term Climate Warming Trend


2013-09-27: Climate Models Show Potential 21st Century Temperature, Precipitation Changes

2013-09-04: This September, Ask a Climate Scientist

2013-04-02: Hansen to Hand Over Reins of Goddard Institute for Space Studies Director

2013-02-20: NASA Releases Glory Taurus XL Launch Failure Report Summary

2013-01-15: NASA Finds 2012 Sustained Long-Term Climate Warming Trend


2012-08-06: Research Links Extreme Summer Heat Events to Global Warming

2012-07-10: The Titanian Seasons Turn, Turn, Turn

2012-06-25: Cassini Shows Why Jet Streams Cross-Cut Saturn

2012-05-02: Decades of Data Show Spring Advancing Faster Than Experiments Suggest

2012-03-13: Cassini Spies Wave Rattling Jet Stream on Jupiter

2012-03-07: Bright Is The New Black: New York Roofs Go Cool

2012-02-16: NASA Awards Goddard Institute for Space Studies Contract

2012-01-30: Earth's Energy Budget Remained Out of Balance Despite Unusually Low Solar Activity

2012-01-30: NASA Scientists Awarded Distinctions as 2012 AGU Elected Fellows

2012-01-19: NASA Finds 2011 Ninth-Warmest Year on Record

2012-01-12: NASA Study Shows Health, Food Security Benefits From Climate Change Actions


2011-12-08: Paleoclimate Record Points Toward Potential Rapid Climate Changes

2011-12-05: Ancient Dry Spells Offer Clues on Future Drought

2011-10-24: NASA Scientist Receives Inaugural Climate Communications Award

2011-04-01: Cleaner Vehicle Standards Good for Health, Agriculture, Climate

2011-03-17: Cassini Sees Seasonal Rains Transform Titan's Surface

2011-03-09: NASA Names Mishap Board For Taurus XL Launch Failure Investigation

2011-03-04: NASA Creates Glory Satellite Mishap Investigation Board

2011-03-01: Glory Satellite Scheduled for Launch on March 4

2011-02-24: NASA Assessing New Launch Dates for the Glory Mission

2011-02-22: Next Step In NASA Climate Studies Set To Launch

2011-02-20: Cleaning the Air Would Limit Short-Term Climate Warming

2011-02-16: Glory Promises New View of Perplexing Particles

2011-02-10: With A-List Help, Glory Aims to Unravel Uncertainties About Aerosols

2011-01-20: Glory to Study Key Pieces of the Climate Puzzle

2011-01-13: Global Temperature Records in Close Agreement

2011-01-12: NASA Research Finds 2010 Tied for Warmest Year on Record


2010-10-27: NASA Models Earth's Fiery Past and Future

2010-10-14: How Carbon Dioxide Controls Earth's Temperature

2010-09-30: How Warm Was This Summer?

2010-07-01: Who CARES About Carbonaceous Aerosols?

2010-06-28: NASA Goddard Introduces the NASA Center for Climate Simulation

2010-02-18: Road Transportation Emerges as Key Driver of Warming

2010-02-18: Scientist Nadine Unger Discusses Which Sectors of the Economy Impact the Climate

2010-01-21: 2009: Second Warmest Year on Record; End of Warmest Decade

2010-01-21: Climatologist Gavin Schmidt Discusses the Surface Temperature Record


2009-12-14: Black Carbon Deposits on Himalayan Ice Threaten Earth's "Third Pole"

2009-10-29: Interactions with Aerosols Boost Warming Potential of Some Gases

2009-08-24: NASA Expands High-End Computing System for Climate Simulation

2009-07-16: Taking Flight To Seek Out The Least Understood Climate Driver

2009-04-08: Aerosols May Drive Significant Portion of Arctic Warming

2009-03-12: NASA's Next Climate-Research Satellite One Step Closer to Orbit

2009-03-12: New Aerosol Observing Technique Turns Gray Skies to Blue

2009-02-23: 2008 Was Earth's Coolest Year Since 2000

2009-01-29: Cassini Finds Hydrocarbon Rains May Fill Titan Lakes

2009-01-21: Satellites Confirm Half-Century of West Antarctic Warming

2009-01-14: NASA Climate Scientist Honored by American Meteorological Society


2008-12-08: Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim?

2008-10-13: Giant Cyclones at Saturn's Poles Create a Swirl of Mystery

2008-09-10: NASA Study Illustrates How Global Peak Oil Could Impact Climate

2008-05-14: Earth Impacts Linked to Human-Caused Climate Change

2008-03-03: Dr. Robert Jastrow, 1925-2008

2008-01-16: 2007 Was Tied as Earth's Second-Warmest Year


2007-12-17: NASA Climate Change 'Peacemakers' Aided Nobel Effort

2007-08-30: NASA Study Predicts More Severe Storms With Global Warming

2007-05-30: Research Finds That Earth's Climate is Approaching 'Dangerous' Point

2007-05-09: NASA Study Suggests Extreme Summer Warming in the Future

2007-05-08: Cassini Finds that Storms Power Saturn's Jet Streams

2007-04-11: NASA Predicts Non-Green Plants on Other Planets

2007-03-15: Global 'Sunscreen' Has Likely Thinned, Report NASA Scientists

2007-02-12: NASA Study Finds Warmer Future Could Bring Droughts

2007-02-08: 2006 Was Earth's Fifth Warmest Year

2007-01-30: NASA Probes the Sources of the World's Tiny Pollutants


2006-10-24: NASA Looks at Sea Level Rise, Hurricane Risks to New York City

2006-09-25: NASA Study Finds World Warmth Edging Ancient Levels

2006-03-14: NASA Study Links "Smog" to Arctic Warming

2006-03-09: NASA Finds Stronger Storms Change Heat and Rainfall Worldwide

2006-02-28: Scientists Confirm Historic Massive Flood in Climate Change

2006-01-30: Keeping New York City "Cool" is the Job of NASA's "Heat Seekers"

2006-01-24: 2005 Was Warmest Year in Over a Century


2005-08-11: Volcanic Blast Location Influences Climate Reaction

2005-07-18: Methane's Impacts on Climate Change May Be Twice Previous Estimates

2005-06-28: NASA's Cassini Reveals Lake-Like Feature on Titan

2005-05-20: Web Site Explains How Climate Change Affects New York City

2005-05-18: Marshes Tell Story of Medieval Drought, Little Ice Age, and European Settlers near New York City

2005-04-28: Earth's Energy Out of Balance

2005-03-23: Black and White: Soot on Ice

2005-03-09: Cassini Images of Titan Reveal an Active, Earth-like World

2005-02-08: Earth Gets a Warm Feeling All Over

2005-01-10: NASA Scientist Wins AMS Award

2005-01-10: Watching Earth's Climate Change in the Classroom


2004-11-09: NASA Climatologists Named in Scientific American Top 50 Scientists

2004-11-03: Scientists Hunt for Acid Rain and Methane in Wetlands

2004-10-06: Study Shows Potential for Antarctic Climate Change

2004-08-12: Modeling Ocean Behavior: The Key to Understanding Our Future Climate


2003-12-22: Black Soot and Snow: A Warmer Combination

2003-12-05: Saturn Details Become Visible To Cassini Spacecraft

2003-09-03: Ocean Sponging Up Some Warmth Over Next 50 Years

2003-05-13: NASA Finds Soot has Impact on Global Climate

2003-03-20: NASA Study Finds Increasing Solar Trend that Can Change Climate

2003-03-06: Rising Storms Revise Story of Jupiter's Stripes

2003-03-05: NASA Scientist Awarded Distinction of AGU 2003 Fellow

2003-02-10: NASA Goes On-Line with Extra-Tropical Storm Tracks Atlas


2002-10-28: Computer Model Suggests Future Crop Loss Due to Potential Increase in Extreme Rain Events Over Next Century

2002-09-26: Black Carbon Contributes to Droughts and Floods in China

2002-09-19: Climate Change: 50 Years Past and Possible Futures

2002-09-18: Study Finds Thicker Storm Clouds Over Warmer Tropical Waters Affect Climate

2002-06-04: Climate Change May Become Major Player in Ozone Loss

2002-01-31: Fewer Clouds Found in Tropics

2002-01-14: Greenhouse Emissions Growth Slowed Over Past Decade


2001-12-18: New NASA/SGI Supercomputer Brings "Early Spring" to Climate Models

2001-12-10: Methane Explosion Warmed the Prehistoric Earth, Possible Again

2001-12-06: The Sun's Chilly Impact on Earth

2001-11-19: Ocean Circulation Shut Down by Melting Glaciers After Last Ice Age

2001-11-05: Satellites Shed Light on a Warmer World

2001-09-18: El Niño, La Niña Rearrange South Pole Sea Ice

2001-04-23: Greenhouse Gases Main Reason for Quicker Northern Winter Warming

2001-04-17: Wetter Upper Atmosphere May Delay Global Ozone Recovery

2001-03-05: NASA Goddard Scientist to Receive Heinz Award

2001-01-16: The Eastern U.S. Keeps Its Cool While the World Warms


2000-10-05: NASA Scientist Predicts Less Climate Cooling from Clouds

2000-08-29: New Views on the Culprits of Climate Change

2000-06-19: Researchers Take New York City's Temperature


1999-06-04: Scientists Prepare New York City for Future Climate Change

1999-06-02: Warmer and Wetter Winters in Europe and Western North America Linked to Increasing Greenhouse Gases

1999-04-08: Link Between Solar Cycle and Climate is Blowin' in the Wind


1997-12-12: Opportunity to Avoid Extreme Climate Changes within Reach

1997-11-18: Global Land Precipitation Increases in 20th Century

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