Press Releases

Climate change increased chances of record rains in Louisiana by at least 40 percent
September 7, 2016  — Human­-caused climate warming increased the chances of the torrential rains that unleashed devastating floods in south Louisiana in mid-August by at least 40 percent. . . .
New Analysis Finds Strong Climate Change Link To Recent Deluge in France
June 9, 2016  — Human­-caused climate change played an important role in the heavy rains that pounded parts of France for days near the end of May, scientists with World Weather Attribution(WWA) concluded. . . .
Scientists and Journalists Launch Effort to Improve Communication of Contentious Science
April 22, 2016  — Why do so many people reject broadly accepted scientific findings? What are the psychological, behavioral, and cultural threads that tie together the fear of vaccinations with denial of climate change?. . . .
America’s Preparedness Report Card Shows States Largely Unprepared to Face Future Extreme Weather Risk
November 18, 2015  — A new report released today shows that states across the country are largely unprepared to face the significant and increasing risks posed by changing levels of extreme weather, including: extreme heat,. . . .
WXshift Launches: Site Offers Weather With Local Climate Trends  
September 15, 2015  — Today, Climate Central launched WXshift, a groundbreaking weather website that combines weather forecasts with local climate trends to help Americans understand how climate change. . . .
Rising Seas Disproportionately Threaten Gulf's Poorest  
August 20, 2015  — Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the poorest Gulf state residents continue to face disproportionate threat from coastal flooding as oceans rise, according to three new reports on the impacts. . . .
Vote for Climate Central's Surging Seas: $25K Grand Prize in Solutions Search  
March 26, 2015  — I am delighted to announce that Climate Central has been chosen as one of 10 national finalists in the Reducing Our Risk contest sponsored by Solutions Search, for our sea level rise map. . . .
Decoding the SOCCOM Floats — Google Hangout On-Air  
March 17, 2015  — Hear from leading Southern Ocean scientists as they discuss their experiences with an innovative new technology that’s making it possible to better understand how the vast, remote. . . .
Rising Ocean Floods To Threaten $10 Billion In Texas  
December 8, 2014  — Coastal communities throughout Texas will likely experience extreme floods topping 5 feet above the high-tide line by midcentury, and see records broken from Freeport to Corpus Christi. . . .
Google Hangout With Lead Scientists From New SOCCOM Mission  
December 4, 2014  — World's leading Southern Ocean experts discuss a new breakthrough in gathering critical climate data from one of the most remote, but important regions of the planet. Discover the role . . . .
Record Floods Imminent As Seas Rise In Delaware  
September 16, 2014  — Coastal communities throughout Delaware will likely see record-breaking floods within 20 years. Floods reaching more than 5 feet above the high tide line are likely within half a century . . . .
Rising Seas Drive Isabel-Topping Flood Threat For D.C.  
September 16, 2014  — The Washington, D.C. area will likely see a record flood before mid-century. That is the threat of waters topping 8 feet above high tide line in the Tidal Basin — a foot higher than Hurricane Isabel . . . .
Widely Varying Risks For Record Floods As Seas Rise In Maryland  
September 16, 2014  — Coastal and tidewater communities throughout Maryland will likely see record-breaking floods within 20 to 60 years, depending on location. That is the threat under a mid-range sea level rise. . . .
Imminent Risk For Record Floods As Seas Rise In Virginia  
September 16, 2014  — Coastal and tidewater communities throughout Virginia will likely see record-breaking floods within 20 to 30 years. That is the threat under a mid-range sea level rise scenario . . . .
New NSF Grant Supports Nation’s TV Weathercasters As Local Climate Educators  
September 9, 2014  — The nation’s television weathercasters will have better tools to keep their viewers informed about the local consequences of climate change, thanks to a $3 million National Science Foundation grant. . . .
Heat Islands Cooking U.S. Cities  
August 20, 2014  — Urbanization and climate change are teaming up, turning up the heat in cities faster than rural areas. These hotter urban temperatures raise the risk for dangerous ozone air pollution, according to a . . .
Record Ocean Floods to Threaten $24 Billion in South Carolina  
July 21, 2014  — Coastal communities throughout South Carolina will likely see extreme floods topping 4 feet above the high tide line within 20 to 40 years, depending on location, and breaking records in the Hilton Head . . .
Record Ocean Floods Forecast for North Carolina  
July 15, 2014  — Coastal communities in North Carolina will likely see record floods topping 4 feet above the high tide line within 30 to 60 years, possibly sooner, depending on location. That is the threat under multiple  . . .
1,001 Blistering Summers; How Hot Will Your Summers Be?  
July 9, 2014  — A new interactive and analysis released today by the research and journalism organization Climate Central illustrates how much hotter summers will be in 1,001 U.S. cities by the end of the century  . . .
New Project: World Weather Attribution  
June 17, 2014 — Climate Central is pleased to announce a new initiative called World Weather Attribution that will seek to perform “extreme weather autopsies” immediately after an extreme weather event occurs . . .
Surging Seas Risk Finder Released for California, Oregon, Washington
June 11, 2014 — Today Climate Central launched Surging Seas Risk Finder for California, Oregon, and Washington, and made big upgrades for all 11 states we have so far analyzed for sea level rise and coastal . . .
Surging Seas Risk Finder Released for New England, Enhanced for NJ, NY, FL
April 24, 2014 — I am pleased to announce that today Climate Central launched its enhanced Surging Seas Risk Finder for New England states. The launch also includes new analysis and features for NJ, NY, and FL . . .
Marshall Shepherd Joins Climate Central Board
February 20, 2014 — Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd who led the American Meteorological Society (AMS) has joined the board of Climate Central. Shepherd, a leading international expert in the area of weather . . . 
Seas Risk Finder Released for Florida
November 7, 2013 — Today, Climate Central launched its Surging Seas Risk Finder for the state of Florida at the 5th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit. This is the third U.S. coastal state . . . 
Most Vulnerable in New Jersey at Risk For Flooding
October 29, 2013 — A year after Sandy hit the coast of New York and New Jersey, a new analysis by Climate Central shows projected sea level rise and coastal flooding would impact critical infrastructure and  . . . 
Surging Seas Risk Finder Released for New Jersey and New York
October 29, 2013 — Climate Central has launched its Surging Seas Risk Finder for the states of New Jersey and New York. The public web tool was developed in order to provide local regions and policy makers with . . . 
Hyrbids Better for the Climate than Electric in Most States
August 8, 2013 — A new state-by-state analysis of the climate impacts of electric cars, plug-in hybrid electrics, and conventional gas-powered hybrid cars found that in 39 states, a high-efficiency, conventional . . . 
Sandy Caused 11 Billion Gallons of Sewage Overflows to Waterways
April 30, 2013 — Six months after Hurricane Sandy left parts of the East Coast leveled and underwater, a new Climate Central report details another layer of destruction: 11 billion gallons of partially or untreated . . . 
Winters Warming Fastest in Coldest States
February 22, 2013 — A dramatic winter warming trend has developed since 1970, with the coldest states warming the fastest, according to an analysis of 101 years of temperature records. The data, collected from . . . 
Graphical Look at 2012: The Hotteset Year on Record in the U.S.
December 13, 2012 — Last week NOAA announced that 2012 was “likely” to be the warmest year on record in the 48 states, based on temperatures through November. At some point, however, likelihood turns into . . . 
U.S. Carbon Emissions Down, But Decline Unlikely to Continue
October 2, 2012 — A Climate Central analysis of the American energy economy shows that the nearly 9 percent reduction in annual carbon emissions in the U.S. from 2005-2011 is unlikely to continue in the years ahead . . . 
Seven Times More Very Large Fires on Forest Service Land Than in the 1970s
September 18, 2012 — As of August of this year, 2012 tied the record for the most acres burned by wildfires, with 8.6 million acres, an area larger than the state of Maryland, up in Clames. With nearly two months of . . . 
The Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico and Texas), is the Fastest-Warming Region in the Nation
June 23, 2012 — Global warming isn't uniform. According to a new analysis from Climate Central, over the past 100 years, teh continental U.S. has warmed about 1.3 degrees F, but between 1912 and 2011 the top 10 . . . 
Florida Dominates Nation's Risk from Sea Level Rise
June 20, 2012 — Florida faces nearly half the nation’s risk from higher seas and coastal floods worsened by global warming — with 2.4 of the 4.9 million U.S. residents who live on land less than 4 feet above the local . . . 
State-by-State Roadmap to Climate-Friendly Cars
April 25, 2012 — America’s high-carbon electricity grid is short-circuiting efforts to give consumers climate-friendly, electric-vehicle options. Depending on where you live, generating the electricity to charge an . . . 
Global Warming Increases Flood Risk at Hundreds of Coastal Energy Facilities Nationwide
April 18, 2012 — By the year 2030, storm-driven floods amplified by sea level rise - reaching 4 ft above the high tide line - will occur twice as often as today, according to Dr. Ben Strauss, Chief Operating Officer and head . . . 
Report: Global Warming Doubles Extreme Coastal Flood Risk Nationwide
March 16, 2012 — Sea level rise due to global warming has already doubled the annual risk of coastal flooding of historic proportions across widespread areas of the United States, according to a new report from . . .