Gavin Schmidt | Inaugural Climate Communications Prize Winner

Gavin Schmidt is an Inaugural Climate Communications Prize Winner and NOAA Climate & Global Change Alumni (1996-98).

18 October 2011

A major new international prize for public communication on climate-change issues has been awarded to Gavin Schmidt of the Earth Institute-affiliated NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The $25,000 Climate Communications Prize was announced today by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the world’s largest organization of earth and space scientists.

State of the PlanetNew Public Outreach Prize Goes to Earth Institute Climatologist


NY Times

October 18, 2011, 12:30 pm

A Deserved Award for Gavin Schmidt of Real Climate and NASA



BookCo-author of "Climate Change: Picturing the Science" with Joshua Wolfe, a documentary and editorial photographer with GHG Photos. Read details about the project here.


New York Times InterviewAn interview with Gavin by Laura Shin, May 06, 2009


Real ClimateGavin is the co-founder and driving force behind RealClimate, an authoritative blog on current climate topics aimed at both scientists and public. Founded in 2004, RealClimate provides a weekly discussion forum fueled by plain-language articles authored by Schmidt and other scientists. Widely praised for its objectivity and accessibility, it is currently ranked the fifth most popular science blog in the world, and is the top-ranked one on climate. For more info go to or NASA GISS.