Climate Matters•July 6, 2022
New website. More resources. Updated toolkits.
Climate Central has a new website!
This bulletin highlights new features that make it easier to find Climate Central resources that help connect global climate change to local audiences across the U.S.
New Spanish translation, graphics customization, and search functions make it faster and simpler to find everything you need for data-driven local climate coverage.
We’ve also updated our Extreme Weather Toolkits—a hub for the fast facts, local graphics, and deeper science dives that help you cover extreme events and their climate connections as they occur.
You may have noticed ... Climate Central has a new website! The refresh has been in the works for years, and we're excited to share our new look with the world.
This week, we highlight new features that make it easier than ever to find the Climate Central resources that help you connect global climate change to local audiences across the U.S.
New look and features. Same weekly reporting resources.
Our weekly Climate Matters bulletins have a clean new look, but the core elements remain unchanged.
What’s familiar? Each Climate Matters bulletin still includes:
key concepts that boil down the takeaway messages
the main text, covering background, new results, and the latest science
prompts and reporting resources to develop local story angles
subject matter experts available for interviews
and details of methods used in original Climate Central analysis
What’s new? Functions to seamlessly translate text and access customized graphics.
Weekly bulletins are still available in both English and Spanish. Easily toggle between versions using the EN and ES buttons on the right of the page.
To view and download custom graphics, first click the preview image embedded in the bulletin’s main text. This will take you to a new link, where you can:
Select a location (city, state, etc) of interest and choose English or Spanish versions.
Customize the look by selecting title and background display options.
Click the yellow download image button to receive a JPG image file ready to use!
Broader archive, smarter searching.
Our new Resources page has been redesigned as a single place to find everything you need to tell local, data-driven climate stories.
What’s familiar? The new Resources page houses our archive of Climate Matters bulletins, reports, and webinars—just like in our former Media Library.
What’s new? A more comprehensive, searchable, and organized archive.
More comprehensive. We’ve added Partnership Journalism articles, tools, and reports to the search results. Searching across all Climate Central programs and resource types at once helps find what’s most relevant to your search keywords.
More searchable. New features enable more customized searches. Narrow your search by keyword, location (all 50 states and cities within, plus D.C. and P.R.), publication date, topic, or content type.
More organized. Clicking the three tabs above the search bar limits browsing or searching to:
Content: This tab includes over 3,500 Climate Matters bulletins, Partnership Journalism articles, research reports, and recorded webinars.
Graphics: This tab includes 700+ broadcast- and publication-ready graphics.
Toolkits for rapid reporting on extreme events.
We’ve updated our Extreme Weather Toolkits—a hub for the fast facts, local graphics, and deeper science dives that help you cover extreme events and their climate connections as soon as they occur.
Check out our toolkits on:
Our Climate Change and Human Health Toolkit also has a new home and refreshed resources on the impacts of climate change on mental health.