My commitment: Modeling how human behavior affects climate and turning data into solutions
I study climate forcings (things that affect the planet's energy balance) and feedbacks (processes that speed up or slow down warming). My research focuses on how human activities affect the climate and what we can expect in the future. I use satellite observations, computer models, and basic physics to study the human impact on variables we care about, from rainfall patterns to cloud cover.
So much will change as the climate warms: our coastlines, our food and water sources, and hopefully, eventually, our behavior. Science is telling us that we have a problem, but it’s also telling us that we all must be the solution.
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