Drew Shindell

Drew Shindell

Professor of Climate Sciences

Primary Appointment

Earth & Ocean Sciences Division

Drew Shindell is a Professor of Climate Sciences at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. From 1995 to 2014 he was a scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. Dr. Shindell taught atmospheric chemistry at Columbia University for more than a decade. His research concerns natural and human drivers of climate change, linkages between air quality and climate change, and the interface between climate change science and policy. He has been an author on more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and received awards from Scientific American, NASA, the EPA, and the NSF.


He has testified on climate issues before both houses of the US Congress, the UNFCCC and the World Bank, developed a climate change course with the American Museum of Natural History, and made numerous appearances in newspapers, on radio, and on TV as part of his public outreach efforts. He chaired the 2011 Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone produced by the United Nations Environment Programme and World Meteorological Organization, was a Coordinating Lead Author on the 2013 Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and chairs the Scientific Advisory Panel to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition of nations, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations.


In The News


Harmsen, MJHM, van Vuuren, DP, van den Berg, M, Hof, AF, Hope, C, Krey, V, Lamarque, J-F, Marcucci, A, Shindell, DT, and Schaeffer, M. "How well do integrated assessment models represent non-CO2 radiative forcing?." Climatic Change 133, no. 4 (December 2015): 565-582.
Scovronick, N, Dora, C, Fletcher, E, Haines, A, and Shindell, D. "Reduce short-lived climate pollutants for multiple benefits." The Lancet 386, no. 10006 (November 2015): e28-e31.
Hood, LL, Misios, S, Mitchell, DM, Rozanov, E, Gray, LJ, Tourpali, K, Matthes, K, Schmidt, H, Chiodo, G, Thiéblemont, R, Shindell, D, and Krivolutsky, A. "Solar signals in CMIP-5 simulations: the ozone response." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 141, no. 692 (October 2015): 2670-2689.
Gettelman, A, Shindell, DT, and Lamarque, JF. "Impact of aerosol radiative effects on 2000–2010 surface temperatures." Climate Dynamics 45, no. 7-8 (October 2015): 2165-2179.
Voulgarakis, A, Marlier, ME, Faluvegi, G, Shindell, DT, Tsigaridis, K, and Mangeon, S. "Interannual variability of tropospheric trace gases and aerosols: The role of biomass burning emissions." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 120, no. 14 (July 27, 2015): 7157-7173.


ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
EOS 550: Climate and Society (EOS 550: Climate and Society)
EOS 355: Global Warming (EOS 355: Global Warming)
ENVIRON 899: Master's Project (ENVIRON 899: Master's Project)
ENVIRON 552: Climate and Society (ENVIRON 552: Climate and Society)

area(s) of expertise

Atmospheric Science Climate Change

Contact Information

9 Circuit Dr, PO Box 90328, Environment Hall
Durham, NC 27708


Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook (1995)
A.B., University of California at Berkeley (1988)

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