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The Numbers Are In: Where Does 2021 Rank for Global Temperatures Live Shots

NASA and NOAA Scientists Available Jan. 13 and 14 To Share Latest Global Temperature Update With Your Viewers

From the first ever rainfall on the Greenland icecap to record-shattering heat in the Pacific Northwest, 2021 was a year of extremes. So how does long-term global temperature rise influence these extreme events? And where does 2021 rank in that long-term record?

On January 13th, climate experts from NASA and NOAA will release their annual assessment of global temperatures over the last year. NASA and NOAA scientists are available for one-on-one interviews on Jan. 13 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PMand Jan. 14 from 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM EASTERN. Find out where 2021 fell in the climate record books, and what it means for the longer term trend.

Each year, NASA and NOAA undertake the huge task of measuring the average temperature of the Earth, using many thousands of measurements all around the globe. Understanding these long-term changes is vital to how we interact with our environment, from planting different crops to managing water resources, to predicting the strength of hurricanes.

Climate researchers from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release their annual assessments of global temperatures and discuss the major climate trends of 2021 during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 13. More information HERE

Anchor Intro:
If you thought summer 2021 was hotter than ever you would be correct - for many of us it was! The continental United States and many locations around the world tied or broke heat records this summer. It was also a year of extremes around the world – from the first ever rainfall on the Greenland icecap, to a historic late-season wildfire outside Denver, and a devastating tornado outbreak in the midwest.

So how did the rest of 2021 fare? NASA and NOAA have released the latest global temperature update for 2021. Here tell us where 2021 fell in the record books is NASA/NOAA expert: xxxx.

** Interviews will be conducted using video chat programs including Skype in 15-minute slots. For example 600-615 ET, 615-630 ET, etc. Satellite interviews are not available. ** Interviews are available in Spanish**

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Suggested Questions:

  1. NASA and NOAA have just released the global temperature data for 2021. Where does it rank for hottest years on record?

  2. Last year we saw quite a few disasters and extreme events - droughts, fires, hurricanes, and more. How do changing global temperatures impact those extremes?

  3. How do the changes you're observing impact people and society?

  4. NASA recently launched Landsat 9, and is working with NOAA to launch its GOES-T satellite this year. How do NOAA and NASA satellites help us understand our climate and weather?

  5. What do we expect to see in the future in terms of heat and these global events?

  6. Where can we learn more?


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