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NASA Climate Research Scientist Wins World Food Prize

Cynthia Rosenzweig, 2022 World Food Prize recipient, meets with the media at the Columbia University Climate School in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Rosenzweig is a senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Columbia University Climate School. She won the prize because of her work modeling the impact of climate change on food production. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
Cynthia Rosenzweig, 2022 World Food Prize recipient, meets with the media at the Columbia University Climate School in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Rosenzweig is a senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Columbia University Climate School. She won the prize because of her work modeling the impact of climate change on food production. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
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Des Moines, Iowa (AP) -- A NASA climate research scientist who has spent much of her career explaining how global food production must adapt to a changing climate was awarded the World Food Prize on Thursday.

Cynthia Rosenzweig, an agronomist and climatologist, was awarded the $250,000 prize in recognition of her innovative modeling of the impact of climate change on food production. She is a senior research scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and serves as adjunct senior research scientist at the Columbia Climate School at Columbia University, both based in New York.