If NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center were to write a holiday letter, there would be no shortage of highlights to share. Gathered here are just a few of the shining moments from the Goddard 'household' in 2012.
James Hansen—head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, adjunct professor at Columbia University's Earth Institute, and author of Storms of My Grandchildren—first met Stephen Schneider when Schneider was still a student.
July 2012 was the hottest month on record for the contiguous (lower 48) United States, according to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
A study including NASA scientists has found that covering roofs of New York City buildings can drastically reduce surface temperatures, by 75 degrees F, cutting into the sweltering phenomenon called the 'urban heat island.'