Look no further than here below, if you can’t understand climate change. In this December 27, 2018 post by Michael James in Synthetic Zero, on climate change, a confident Gavin Schmidt explains how after studying climate change with models that illustrate the complex interactions of small-scale environmental events, he came up with this bright and to the point narrative.

The Emergent Patterns of Climate Change

You can’t understand climate change in pieces, says climate scientist Gavin Schmidt. It’s the whole, or it’s nothing. In this talk, Schmidt explains how he studies the big picture of climate change with mesmerizing models that illustrate the endlessly complex interactions of small-scale environmental events.

Gavin A. Schmidt is a climatologist, climate modeler and Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, and co-founder of the award-winning climate science blog RealClimate.

As the Director of GISS and Principal Investigator for the GISS ModelE Earth System Model, I am interested in understanding past, present and future climate and the impacts of multiple drivers of climate change, including solar irradiance, atmospheric chemistry, aerosols, and greenhouse gases. My specific research interests are outlined in more detail here.