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NASA's Earth Day #GlobalSelfie

04.22.2014
NASA is inviting people all around the world to step outside on Earth Day, April 22, take a "selfie," and share it with the world on social media.
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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities

04.18.2014
NASA will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day with a variety activities April 21-27 to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

04.02.2014
NASA invites you – and everyone else on the planet -– to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.

Long-Term Warming Likely to Be Significant Despite Recent Slowdown

03.11.2014
A new NASA study shows Earth's climate likely will continue to warm during this century on track with previous estimates, despite the recent slowdown in the rate of global warming.

NASA Satellite Sees Great Freeze Over Great Lakes

02.28.2014
Scientists say it's understandable that the Great Lakes have had so much ice this year considering the cold temperatures in the region that persisted through the winter.
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Overview

Research at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies emphasizes a broad study of Global Change, the natural and anthropogenic changes in our environment that affect the habitability of our planet. These effects may occur on greatly differing time scales, from one-time forcings such as volcanic explosions, to seasonal/annual effects such as El Niño, and on up to the millennia of ice ages.

The Institute's research combines analysis of comprehensive global datasets, derived mainly from spacecraft observations, with global models of atmospheric, land surface, and oceanic processes. Study of past climate change on Earth and of other planetary atmospheres provides an additional tool in assessing our general understanding of the atmosphere and its evolution.

GISS is located at Columbia University in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City. You can learn more about the institute at the GISS website.

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