Pushker A Kharecha

Deputy Director and Associate Research Scientist

Dr. Pushker Kharecha is a climate scientist who is fascinated by many aspects of Earth science. His interests encompass a wide range of temporal and spatial scales and his primary motivation is conducting policy-relevant scientific research. Although his doctoral work related to astrobiology and the Earth’s primeval biosphere, when he joined NASA GISS and Columbia Earth Institute in 2005 he shifted his focus to human-caused climate change. His research focuses on the human dimensions of the global carbon cycle, including the impacts of fossil fuel use and land use on climate. He is particularly interested in analyzing empirical data on energy and land use and developing climate change mitigation scenarios. Dr. Kharecha has lead/co-authored multiple high-profile scientific papers and has served as a lead author on a major UNEP publication (Global Environment Outlook-5). He has also participated in numerous education, public, and media outreach activities.

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Global warming in the pipeline

James E. Hansen
Makiko Sato
Leon Simons
Larissa S Nazarenko
Isabelle Sangha
Pushker Kharecha
James C. Zachos
Karina von Schuckmann
Norman G. Loeb
Matthew B. Osman
Qinjian Jin
George Tselioudis
Eunbi Jeong
Andrew Lacis
Reto Ruedy
Gary Russell
Junji Cao
Jing Li