Climate Matters•January 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.
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.
The U.S. Climate Shift Index maps the daily influence of climate change across the U.S. and provides broadcast-ready graphics for 247 U.S. locations.
The Global Climate Shift Index (CSI-Global) tool maps the influence of climate change on temperatures across the globe, every day.
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:
3,500+ Pieces of Data-Driven Content. Search Climate Matters bulletins, in-depth reports, and recorded webinars relevant to any topic of interest.
700+ Local Graphics. Browse, customize, and download free, ready-to-use graphics and animations available in English and Spanish.