NOAA, AMS to announce findings of State of the Climate in 2017 report

UPDATED: August 1, 2018. Audio from the August 1, 2018 State of the Climate media call is posted to the "resources" section below.
July 26, 2018 On Wed., Aug. 1, scientists from NOAA and the American Meteorological Society will discuss key findings from the peer-reviewed State of the Climate report, which examines temperature, precipitation and weather events throughout the world in 2017. The study is published annually by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
CIRES scientist Patrick Cullis releases a weather balloon carrying an ozonesonde from NOAA's Marshall Mesa on the 50th anniversary of the first ozonesonde launch from the research site near Boulder, Colorado, in 1967.

This 28th annual check-up for the planet is based on contributions from more than 450 scientists, representing more than 60 countries. It provides a detailed update on global climate indicators, notable weather events and other data collected from locations on land, water, ice and even space. Some of the climate indicators include greenhouse gases, temperature, precipitation, sea level, sea ice extent, glacier mass, snow cover and tropical cyclones.


Wed., Aug. 1

  • Report released: 11:00 AM EDT

  • Media call: 11:30 a.m. EDT


Media conference call on State of the Climate 2017 report


  • Jeff Rosenfeld, editor-In-chief, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

  • Deke Arndt, climatologist and lead report editor, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information

  • Gregory C. Johnson, Ph.D., oceanographer and ocean chapter editor, NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

  • Emily Osborne, Ph.D., program manager, NOAA’s Arctic Research Program and Arctic chapter editor, NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research


Dial into the conference call:

  • 800-369-2113 (U.S./Canada toll-free), 1-517-308-9041 (International toll)

  • Passcode: CLIMATE

View slides at: link (available at 11:00 AM EDT (U.S.) on Aug. 1.


The report and other material will be available online at 11:00 am prior to the call at: link

The report authors will conduct the conference call from their respective work locations and will not be available for on-camera interviews in the Washington, D.C. area.


Media contact:
John Leslie, NOAA, 301-713-0214
Theo Stein, NOAA, 303-497-6288