News and Research from NASA GISS

The latest information on research conducted at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

NASA Finds 2011 Ninth Warmest Year on Record
The global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA scientists.

NASA Study Shows Health, Food Security Benefits From Climate Change Actions
A new study led by a NASA scientist highlights 14 key air pollution control measures that, if implemented, could slow the pace of global warming, improve health and boost agricultural production.

Paleoclimate Record Points Toward Potential Rapid Climate Changes
New research into the Earth\'s paleoclimate history by NASA\'s Goddard Institute for Space Studies director James E. Hansen suggests the potential for rapid climate changes this century, including multiple meters of sea level rise, if global warming is not abated.