Climate Science

Climate Central is a leading authority on climate science. Our science team cuts through the hype with clear-eyed analysis of climate change, delivering just the facts and findings. We dig deep into the the data to produce reports on climate trends and impacts, from state level temperature trends, to wildfires, heat waves, drought, precipitation and more. Our reports make climate change interesting and meaningful to people where they live, and provide policy-makers with objective, relevant facts on the issue.

Projects

Climate Matters

Climate Matters

Graphics and workshops that help local TV meteorologists talk about climate change with their viewers.

Surging Seas

Surging Seas

Interactive maps that show the risks sea level rise poses to coastal communities down to the neighborhood level

Research

Research

Science that makes climate impacts local and clear to the public.

WXShift

WXShift

A new weather site that gives the climate context of your local forecast every day.

Our Climate Science Team

Ben Strauss, Ph.D.

Ben Strauss, Ph.D.

CEO,
Chief Scientist

Bernadette Woods Placky

Bernadette Woods Placky

Chief Meteorologist,
Climate Matters Program Director

Eric Larson, Ph.D.

Eric Larson, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Energy Systems

Claudia Tebaldi, Ph.D.

Claudia Tebaldi, Ph.D.

Science Fellow, Climate Statistics

Sean Sublette

Sean Sublette

Meteorologist

Jennifer Brady

Jennifer Brady

Senior Data Analyst

Climate Central in the Media

Climate Central Analysis Featured on ‘Katrina 2065’

Ben Strauss on Coastal Flooding with PBS NewsHour

Climate Central's Days Above Analysis Featured on The Weather Channel

Bernadette Woods Placky Talks Heavy Rain with Sam Champion

Alyson Kenward Discusses Alaskan Wildfires on The Weather Channel

Sean Sublette Talks Weather, Forecasting nd Climate with Larry Mendte

Heidi Cullen's Senate Testimony on Climate Change

Ben Strauss' Senate Testimony on Sea Level Rise

Heidi Cullen Tackles Extremes on MSNBC

Ben Strauss Talks Hurricane Sandy, Rising Seas with Anderson Cooper