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Gavin Schmidt

Speaker: Climate Change & Sustainability

**Gavin Schmidt** is a climate scientist who works on understanding past, present, and future climate change. He is the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and an adjunct faculty member with the Earth Institute of Columbia University. He is committed to communicating science to the general public, making sure that the non-scienctists have access to the basics of climate change. His TED talk (2014) was focused on simulating the emergent patterns of climate change. He is the author, with Josh Wolfe, of \_Climate Change: Picturing the Science\_ (2009), co-founder on the website RealClimate.org, and was awarded the American Geophysical Union's inaugural Climate Communications Prize in 2011. On Twitter he is @ClimateOfGavin.