Climate Matters

Climate Matters enables data-driven climate reporting. We help a nationwide media network connect global climate change to local audiences in ways that matter.

Climate Matters produces free weekly climate reporting materials in English and Spanish, localized for 245+ U.S. cities and media markets. Each week, we provide data analysis, localized graphics, science explainers, and other reporting resources on timely topics. Our media partners and others use these materials to tell science-based stories about how climate change impacts local communities, and solutions to limit warming.

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During the pilot, WXLT's Jim Gandy showed how climate change affects Columbia, South Carolina.

Our history

Knowing that TV meteorologists are among the most trusted local science communicators, Climate Matters began in 2010 as a National Science Foundation-funded pilot project in partnership with George Mason University. AMS, NASA, NOAA and Climate Communication later also became Climate Matters partners.

Our growth

Following the successful pilot, Climate Matters launched as a full-time program in 2012. We’ve produced 560+ weekly bulletins and 70,000+ localized graphics since then. We also engage a global network of TV weather presenters and media through special projects, content support, and workshops.

Climate Matters 10-year national animation
The Climate Matters network has snowballed, with TV broadcasts increasing 100x in ten years.


Meteorologists and journalists

Climate Matters launched in 2012 with just 12 meteorologists.


U.S. locations

Climate Matters reaches audiences in every U.S. media market.

Nature Climate Change

Improving public understanding of climate change by supporting weathercasters (July 2022)

Effectively communicating the risks of climate change is essential for advancing the adaptation and mitigation measures required for human and planetary health. Building and supporting trusted communicators can be an important means to reach that end.

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