Schmidt Featured in New York Times

Gavin Schmidt, the Director of NASA GISS, was featured in The New York Times article, "Limited Progress Seen Even as More Nations Step Up on Climate," by Justin Gillis and Somini Sengupta.

 . . . Schmidt, head of the NASA unit in Manhattan that studies climate change, said that the history of environmental cleanup suggested that once countries got started on the problem, they would discover that solving it was cheaper and easier than expected.

"By the time people get 10, 15 years of actually trying to do something, that’s going to lead to greater expertise, better technology, more experience,” Dr. Schmidt said. “People will then say, ‘Oh, you know what? We can commit to do more.’ ”

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