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“You need to get off your carbon diet.”


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Gavin Schmidt is a climate scientist who uses data to create a virtual reality model of earth. He looks at the past and present to predict the future, and wants you to think about climate change NOW.


Gavin is a juggler. He got into juggling to meet girls in high school. In case you’re wondering how that worked out, he is still juggling today.

Doctor’s Orders

Gavin Schmidt explains why the Earth needs to see a doctor… today.

A Balancing Act

Gavin Schmidt throws things in the air and catches them!

30 Second Science with Gavin Schmidt

We give Gavin Schmidt 30 seconds to describe his science and he takes a bow.

10 Questions for Gavin Schmidt

We ask Gavin Schmidt 10 questions and he tells us about beer and Carl Sagan.

Blog Posts

Juggler’s Apprentice
Just Do What It Is That You Like
Ask Gavin Your Questions


About Gavin Schmidt

Gavin Schmidt is a climatologist and climate modeler at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

Original funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.