What Does Space Have To Do With Climate Change?

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What Does Space Have To Do With Climate Change?

What does space have to do with climate change? We talked to two scientists leading NASA Goddard’s climate change research for our latest #HOTM Twitter chat. They shared their take on this Heat of the Moment story and talked about the role of NASA in developing climate models to help us understand our planet’s past, present and future.

Our guest hosts were atmospheric scientist Dr. Lesley Ott of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Gavin Schmidt, Director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Catch up below and send any other questions you have to @NASAEarth and @NASAGISS.

Here’s what the scientists had to say:

On their work and research interests

On what’s hard for a general public to understand about climate change

And what things scientists are still working to understand

On minimizing the impacts of climate change

On NASA’s position to influence the general public

On what’s fascinated them recently

On advice for aspiring climate scientists

On looking towards the future


Find more at heatofthemoment.org