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Record-Breaking Climate Trends Briefing – July 19, 2016

Two key climate change indicators have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016, according to NASA analyses of ground-based observations and satellite data. Each of the first six months of 2016 set a record as the warmest respective month globally in the modern temperature record, which dates to 1880. Meanwhile, five of the first six months set records for the smallest monthly Arctic sea ice extent since consistent satellite records began in 1979.

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, July 19, to discuss the latest insights into these two key climate indicators, and what this means for our future climate.

Participating in the briefing:
* Gavin Schmidt, director of Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, New York
* Walt Meier, sea ice scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
* Charles Miller, science co-lead for the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California
* Nathan Kurtz, project scientist for NASA's Operation IceBridge at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland

For more information:
2016 Climate Trends Continue to Break Records



Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Patrick Lynch (Wyle Information Systems): Writer
Gavin A. Schmidt (NASA/GSFC GISS): Scientist
Kathryn Mersmann (Intern): Producer
Walt Meier (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Nathan T. Kurtz (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Charles E. Miller (NASA/JPL CalTech): Scientist
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