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The July 2019 Global Temperature Anomaly

08.16.2019
The July 2019 global temperature anomaly exceeded the previous July record set in 2016 by 0.08ºC, and vies for the warmest month in absolute terms with August 2016 in the GISTEMP record.

Recent United Nations Report Links Climate Change and Food Supply

08.08.2019
Cynthia Rosenzweig, GISS researcher and one of the lead coordinating authors of the new IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land, was quoted in articles appearing in news outlets such as the Associated Press, The New York Times, and NBC News.

GISS Scientists Select Best Paper of 2018

08.08.2019
Scientists at NASA/GISS have voted the article “nternal variability and disequilibrium confound estimates of climate sensitivity from observations” by Kate Marvel et al. as the top work among 200 research publications by institute staff published in 2018. The paper appeared in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Runners-up included "Multi-century instability of the Atlantic Meridional Circulation in rapid warming simulations with GISS ModelE2" by David Rind et al. and "A developing food crisis and potential refugee movements" by Michael Puma et al.
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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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General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Goddard Institute for Space Studies may be directed to the Center Office of Communications at 1-301-286-8955.

To contact GISS directly, please call our main office at 1-212-678-5500.

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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