Washington, DC - Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will discuss the release of new data on 2015 global temperatures, and the most important weather and climate events of the year, during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, January 20.

The teleconference panelists are:

  • Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York
  • Thomas R. Karl, director of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, North Carolina, and chair of the Subcommittee on Global Change Research for the U.S. Global Change Research Program in Washington

Audio of the briefing, as well as supporting graphics, will stream live at:


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

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