What We Do


Communicate the science and effects of climate change to the public and decision-makers. 

Who We Are

An independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public.

What We Do

Climate Central surveys and conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings. Our scientists publish and our journalists report on climate science, energy, sea level rise, wildfires, drought, and related topics. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization. We do not lobby, and we do not support any specific legislation, policy or bill. Climate Central is a qualified 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.


  • Scientific and Journalistic Integrity — We report the scientific facts of climate change however they fall.
  • Importance of Informing the Public — Democracy calls for an informed public. We seek to reach the widest possible audience with the scientific facts to support a healthy public debate.
  • Effective Communication  An innovative mix of cutting-edge science and communication defines our approach, to reach and move important audiences.
  • Collaboration — We work in the lead in our specific field, and we contribute our talents and efforts as a partner with the community addressing climate change.
  • No Advocacy — We advance no specific policy, legislation, or technology to address climate change. We are scrupulously non-partisan.

How We Do It



Climate Central scientists publish peer-reviewed research on climate science; energy; impacts such as sea level rise; climate attribution and more. Our work is not confined to scientific journals. We investigate and synthesize weather and climate data and science to equip local communities and media with the tools they need to visualize the threat of climate change and the need for practical solutions.



Climate Central's editorial staff is journalistically independent of the organization's research and communications programs. Its veteran journalists report on our changing climate and its impacts and solutions. Climate Central’s coverage has been featured nationally across digital, print and broadcast platforms.

Social Science Research

Social Science Research

Climate change is difficult to communicate, so we don’t just send our information out and hope it is seen. We use proven social science methods to determine what messages resonate with our viewers, and the best messengers to engage the public. We objectively evaluate our work using clear measures of comprehension, acceptance and retention. We share this information with partner organizations to ensure the most effective public outreach.

Our Content Has Been Featured On . . .

Climate Central has been featured in many respected news outlets, here and abroad. Below is a list of just some of those that have highlighted Climate Central's work.

The New York Times

The Washington Post

ABC World News

CBS Evening News

NBC Nightly News



National Public Radio



The Weather Channel
The Atlantic

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times

The Minneapolis Star

The Orlando Sentinel

The Miami Herald

Financial Times  

The Chicago Tribune

The Baltimore Sun 

The Economist

La Presse.ca (Canada)

El Nuevo Diario

CD News (Taiwan)

World Journal (China)

Delhi Daily News (India)  

El Espectador (Colombia)

La Prensa (Honduras)

Le Devoir (France)

Radio Habana (Cuba)
Dominicanos HOY 
(Dominican Republic)

servimedia.es (Spain)

The Guardian (Storm Desmond,
record heat — U.K.)

 The Japan Times (Japan)

The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

International Business Times (India)

Le Figaro (France)

Telegraph (UK)

Die Welt (Germany)