NASA named its very first senior climate advisor, the space agency announced on Wednesday. Gavin Schmidt (photo above), the director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Sciences (GISS), will hold the position until the agency makes a more permanent appointment. Among other tasks, Schmidt’s job will be to communicate and coordinate with the wider scientific community, as well as to promote NASA’s climate-related research and technology developments. Of course, he will also work with the current administration.
“The appointment of Gavin Schmidt will help ensure that the Biden administration has the crucial data to implement and monitor its plan to achieve net zero emissions across the economy by 2050 and a healthier planet , safer and more prosperous for our children. NASA said.