NASA Scientists to Discuss 2016 Climate Trends, Impacts

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016

Climate experts from NASA will discuss recent trends in global temperatures and Arctic sea ice, as well as research now underway to better understand their impacts, during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 19.

NASA scientists track global temperature and sea ice data as part of the agency's mission to better understand our changing planet. The agency’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York will release its analysis of June global surface temperatures prior to this teleconference.

The teleconference participants are:

Gavin Schmidt, GISS director
Walt Meier, sea ice scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
Nathan Kurtz, project scientist for NASA's Operation IceBridge at Goddard
Charles Miller, deputy science lead for the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California

To participate, media must email their name and affiliation to Sean Potter at by 11 a.m. Tuesday. Media and the public also may ask questions during the briefing on Twitter using the hashtag #askNASA.

Audio of the briefing will stream live at:

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

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