Earth - Climate Topics
2000 — April 6, 2011
Scientists are working to understand why the lower atmosphere isn't heating up as fast as some global warming models predict. The atmosphere appears to be more complex than computer simulations that researchers use to understand our planet's climate.
2003 — Sept. 20, 2011
If you thought the sun was an unwavering beacon, you're wrong. An experiment called SOLCON on board shuttle mission STS-107 is monitoring the sun's brightness high above Earth's cloudy atmosphere. Researchers say it's crucial data for studies of climate change.
2004 — April 6, 2011
By disturbing a massive ocean current, melting Arctic sea ice might trigger colder weather in Europe and North America.
Focus Areas — May 6, 2010
NASA's role in climate variability study is centered around providing the global scale observational data sets on oceans and ice, their forcings, and the interactions with the entire Earth system.
Climate Policy Speaker Series — Sept. 22, 2014
Molly Macauley, Senior Fellow and Research Director at Resources for the Future - In climate policy discussions, the issue of emissions “offsets” is a contentious topic. This presentation discusses answers to the most frequently asked questions about offsets.