NASA, NOAA to Announce 2019 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

NASA and NOAA are two keepers of the world's temperature data and independently produce a record of Earth's surface temperatures and changes. Shown here are 2018 global temperature data: higher than average (1951-1980) temperatures are shown in red, lower than normal temperatures are in blue. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

NASA and NOAA are two keepers of the world’s temperature data and independently produce a record of Earth’s surface temperatures and changes. Shown here are 2018 global temperature data: higher than average (1951-1980) temperatures are shown in red, lower than normal temperatures are in blue. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release their annual assessment of global temperatures and discuss the major climate trends of 2019 during a media teleconference at 12:15 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 15.

The briefing will take place at the 100th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting in Boston.

The teleconference participants are:

  • Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York
  • Deke Arndt, chief of the global monitoring branch of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, North Carolina

Media can participate in the teleconference by calling 800-369-2090 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 1-203-827-7030 (international) and use the passcode CLIMATE. Audio of the briefing with supporting graphics will stream live at:

http://www.nasa.gov/live

The supporting graphics will also be available at:

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/briefings

NASA and NOAA are two keepers of the world’s temperature data and independently produce a record of Earth’s surface temperatures and changes based on historical observations over oceans and land.

For more information about NASA’s Earth science programs, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/earth

News Media Contacts

Steve Cole
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-0918
stephen.e.cole@nasa.gov

Peter Jacobs
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-0535
peter.jacobs@nasa.gov

John Bateman
NOAA Satellite and Information Service, Silver Spring, Md.
202-424-0929
nesdis.pa@noaa.gov