A recent study showed that the world’s average temperature has risen one full degree since modern science has begun measuring it. A panel talks about some of the top issues this finding raises: what scientists truly understand about climate and its natural fluctuations, how they measure the world’s temperature, and how they link this change to extreme weather, changes in the natural world, and other developments that could affect humans.


  • Jonathan Overpeck Head of the Paleoclimatology Program at the National Geophysical Data Center
  • Tony Janetos Senior vice president for programs at the World Resource Institute and co-chair, National Assessment Synthesis Team
  • Ants Leetmaa Director for the Climate Prediction Center
  • C. Mark Eakin Program manager for the Office of Global Programs/NOAA


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