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Climate Feedback Drought Article Features Cook

Benjamin Cook (611) was featured in the Climate Feedback organization's article entitled “Water scarcity in a changing climate: will drought get worse with warming?” The article explores the relationship between climate change and drought and examines the ways in which global warming is likely to impact water scarcity around the world.

Rosenzweig Receives 2022 World Food Prize

Cynthia Rosenzweig, a senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City, received the 2022 World Food Prize from the World Food Prize Foundation. According to the World Food Prize Foundation, the World Food Prize is a prestigious international award conceived as the "Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture" with a mission to elevate innovations and inspire action to sustainably increase the quality, quantity and availability of food for all.

Rosenzweig was selected for the award for her research to understand the relationship between climate and food systems and forecast how both will change in the future. Her modeling work has provided a foundation for decision-makers around the world to create strategies to mitigate climate change and adapt our food systems to a changing planet, which has helped communities worldwide address the consequences of Earth’s changing climate.

GISS Scientists Select Best Paper of 2021

Scientists at NASA/GISS have voted the article "CMIP6 historical simulations (1850-2014) with GISS-E2.1" by Ron Miller et al.. as the top work among close to 200 research publications by institute staff published in 2021. The paper appeared in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. Runners-up included "Observational constraint on cloud feedbacks suggests moderate climate sensitivity" by Cesana and Del Genio and "Changes in biomass burning, wetland extent, or agriculture drive atmospheric NH3 trends in select African region" by Jonathan Hickman 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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