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NASA, NOAA to Announce 2021 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

Global temperature anomalies for 2020 from the NASA GISS analysis
Global temperature anomalies for 2020 from the NASA GISS analysis Credits: NASA

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.

Audio of the call will stream live on NASA’s website. Participants include:

  • Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York
  • Russ Vose, chief of the analysis and synthesis branch of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, North Carolina

Members of the media can access the teleconference by dialing 800-369-1910 in the U.S. and Canada (toll-free). International participants can access the teleconference by dialing 312-470-7405 (toll). The verbal passcode is “climate.”

Slides for the presentation will be available for download approximately 30 minutes before the start of the teleconference at:

NASA and NOAA are two keepers of the world’s temperature data and independently produce a record of Earth’s surface temperatures and changes based on historical observations over oceans and land.

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


Tylar Greene
Headquarters, Washington
Peter Jacobs
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
John Bateman
NOAA Satellite and Information Service, Silver Spring, Md.