Climate MattersJanuary 18, 2023

Climate Reporting Resources for 2023


  • 2023 is likely to be another year of record heat and hazardous extreme events. 

  • Climate Central’s data-driven resources help explain global climate change and its local impacts throughout the new year, including:

    • Toolkits for fast facts on extreme events, health risks, and climate solutions

    • Maps showing the influence of climate change on daily temperatures across the U.S. and the globe—365 days a year. 

    • Timely alerts and reporting resources for climate-related events affecting your local area. 

    • Thousand of searchable datasets, graphics, reports, webinars, tools, and expert sources at the ready to help cover any climate story as it unfolds.

CM: Daily Heat Records Rising 2022 (EN)
Click the downloadable GIF: Change in Extremes

2022 was the planet’s sixth hottest year on record. 

And the U.S. was hit with 18 billion-dollar weather and climate disasters. Last year’s records reflect ongoing warming trends that increase the odds of extreme events and record heat in the new year. 

Free, data-driven resources to cover climate in 2023

Here are five of Climate Central’s data-driven resources that can help you highlight the local impacts of global climate change this year:

1. Toolkits for rapid reporting on extreme events

Our Extreme Weather Toolkits—now available in English and Spanish—collect the fast facts and local graphics that help you cover the climate connections of extreme events as soon as they occur. Bookmark our toolkits on:

2. Briefings on health risks and climate solutions

  • Our Climate Change and Human Health Toolkit collects the latest data, local graphics, and explainers on the unequally-shared risks to our physical and mental health due to: harmful heat, poor air quality, increased flooding, and more. 

  • Our Solutions to Reach Net Zero Toolkit is home to a growing series of reports on the most promising solutions to cut heat-trapping emissions and accelerate toward a safer future for people and the natural resources we depend on and enjoy.

3. Daily climate fingerprints across the U.S. and the world

When your local area experiences extreme temperatures, use the Climate Shift Index ™ to quantify how much human-caused climate change had to do with it. 

4. Timely climate alerts and reporting resources

Our Realtime Climate alerts help you stay on top of major climate-related events in your local area. Use the custom alerts that come to your inbox to provide climate context when floodwaters rise, extreme events approach, or renewable energy capacity peaks in your local area. 

5. Resources to cover any climate story

Our Resources page is a hub to find everything you need to tell local, data-driven climate stories: