August 2, 2016

The author of the glacier chapter of the 2015 State of the Climate report and his daughter talk about how family connections brought them together scientifically, and how science keeps bringing their family together.

July 15, 2015

The annual State of the Climate reports involve more than 400 international authors from more than 50 countries. Two chapter authors reflect on what it means to play a part in such an ambitious report.

October 24, 2014

We're nine laps into the race to set a new global annual temperature record. NOAA climate scientist Deke Arndt talks about how this year's race might end--and why yearly rankings tell us less about the big picture of climate change than we might think.

July 15, 2014

As the assessment now known as the BAMS State of the Climate report pushes into its third decade, international participation is at an all-time high. From atmospheric chemists to tropical meteorologists, more than 420 authors from institutions in 57 countries contributed to this year’s report.

Trends in average June temperature: 1895-2018
June 10, 2019

With the annual updating of NCEI’s climate trends maps, let’s go Beyond the Data to a land of seesaws and duct tape.


Photo of a flooded runway and buildings on Offutt Air Force Base on March 17, 2019
May 15, 2019

First massive flooding and then a blizzard, the Plains and Upper Midwest experienced huge weather events in March and April 2019. In this installment of the Beyond the Data blog, NCEI's Deke Arndt provides a post-game analysis.  

September 20, 2018

We live in a warming world. And we often characterize that warming through metrics of temperature. But that’s only a sliver of the story. Another sliver, and perhaps a more consequential one, is Big Rain.

browse images of the front and back covers of the 2018 BAMS State of Climate report
August 12, 2019

The climate system we share is big and complex. Assessments like the State of the Climate depend on expertise from around the world and around the sciences. This year's "Meet the Author" profile features two contributors to the African section of the "Regional Climates" chapter. 

June 13, 2018

There’s a hidden story in May’s climate data. Picking it out is like night and day. No, literally, night and day.