Climate scientist Kate Marvel looks at the big picture of environmental change.

Why you should listen

Kate Marvel is a scientist at Columbia University and the NASA Goddard Institute of Space studies. She uses computer models and satellite observations to monitor and explain the changes happening around us. Her work has suggested that human activities are already affecting global rainfall and cloud patterns. Marvel is committed to sharing the joy and beauty of science with wider audiences.

She has advised journalists, artists and policymakers, written a popular science blog and given frequent public talks. Her writing has appeared in Nautilus Magazine.

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Planet, Protection: The talks of Session 6 of TED2017

April 26, 2017

Polar ice doesn’t care who’s in the White House. It just melts. In the sixth session of TED2017, hosted by TED’s Head Curator Chris Anderson, we hear blunt talk on climate change — taking a 30,000-foot view from the clouds and examining some market-based solutions for cleaning the planet. Below, recaps of the talks from Session 6, in […]

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How will clouds change global warming? Kate Marvel speaks at TED2017

April 26, 2017

Kate Marvel is a climate scientist — but she hates weather. She doesn’t want to experience clouds, let alone study them, but they seem to follow her wherever she goes. Clouds are one of the great challenges for climate science: we don’t know how they’ll react as the planet heats up, and hidden in that […]

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