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NOAA, NASA to announce 2019 global temperature, climate conditions

NOAA experts also available for 2019 U.S. climate inquiries
UPDATED: January 16, 2020. Resources section at bottom now includes links to NASA TV archived video of AMS press event.
January 10, 2020
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Climate experts from NOAA and NASA will release new data on the global temperatures for 2019 and the most important climate trends of the year during a media briefing on Wednesday, January 15, at the American Meteorological Society's (AMS) annual meeting in Bostonoffsite link and through a news teleconference. 

NOAA and NASA collect and analyze the world's temperature data and independently produce a record of Earth's surface temperatures, as well as changes based on historical observations. Consistency between the two independent analyses and those produced by other countries increases confidence in the accuracy and assessment of the data and resulting conclusions. These analyses provide government and business leaders with critical decision-making information.

Immediately after the briefing, NOAA and NASA experts will be available for interviews at the AMS meeting.

WHAT

A NOAA-NASA joint media briefing to discuss 2019 global climate trends, including availability for questions regarding the 2019 U.S. climate trends and billion-dollar weather disasters.

WHEN

Wednesday, January 15, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. ET (USA)

WHO

WHERE AND HOW

Media can participate in person at the AMS annual meeting in Room 254A or via teleconference at:

  • 800-369-2090 U.S./Canada (toll-free)

  • 1-203-827-7030 International (toll)

  • Verbal passcode: "CLIMATE”

View slides at http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/briefings (available approximately 30 minutes before teleconference).

MEDIA RESOURCES

Media contact at NOAA

John Bateman, (202) 424-0929