News and Media

23 September 2022…
Mongabay (Quoted): 2022: Another consequential year for the melting Arctic

23 September 2022…
Carbon Brief (Quoted): Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2022 is ‘joint-10th lowest’ on record

1 September 2022…
CBS News (Quoted): “Alarming year for extremes”: 2021 saw record-high greenhouse gas, ocean heat and sea levels rise, new report finds

17 August 2022…
La Libre (Interview): Cette statistique montre vraiment à quel point l’Arctique a changé, c’est spectaculaire

12 August 2022…
Financial Times (Quoted): Climate graphic of the week: Arctic warming four times faster than rest of the planet, study says

19 July 2022…
Forbes (Quoted): Yes, It’s Getting Hotter – This Simple Graphics Explains

15 July 2022…
Politico (Quoted): GIF of the Day – POLITICO’s Power Switch

13 July 2022…
Val 202 – Slovene radio station (Interview): Točka preloma ali točka brez povratka?

6 July 2022…
Foresight Magazine (Interview): Bringing Data Driven Stories to Life with Zack Labe

27 June 2022…
The Weather Network (Quoted): Records may fall as impressive heat wave roasts the Arctic Circle

24 March 2022…
Gizmodo (Quoted): Record-Shattering Heat at Both Poles Is Freaking Scientists Out

22 March 2022…
Carbon Brief (Quoted): Arctic sea ice winter peak in 2022 is 10th lowest on record

21 March 2022…
Vice (Quoted): ‘Never Supposed to Happen’: North and South Poles See Unprecedented Heat

21 March 2022…
Yahoo News (Quoted): ‘Not a good sign’: Both of Earth’s poles see temperatures 30C and 40C above normal

31 January 2022…
Data Skeptic Podcast (Interview): Explainable climate science


18 November 2021…
EnergieWinde (Interview): Zachary Labes Grafiken zum Klimawandel

16 October 2021…
Mashable (Quoted): Gaping hole opened up in ‘Last Ice Area’ of the Arctic, NASA images show

9 October 2021…
CNN (Quoted): Antarctica’s last 6 months were the coldest on record

6 October 2021…
Yahoo News (Quoted): The coldest place on Earth just had its coldest winter on record

28 September 2021…
Blasting News (Interview): From Carlos Nobre to Svein Tveitdal, 6 climate activists share ways to tackle climate change

22 September 2021…
Carbon Brief (Quoted): Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2021 is ‘12th lowest’ on record

16 September 2021…
Arctic Today (Quoted): As it approaches its yearly minimum, Arctic sea ice extent its slightly greater than recent ultra-low years

15 September 2021…
Climate Crocks (Interview): Zack Labe on Arctic Extremes

14 September 2021…
BreezoMeter (Listed): Top 20 Leading Weather & Climate Voices to Follow in 2021

3 September 2021…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Featured Study): Climate change may have worsened deadly Texas cold wave, new study suggests

19 August 2021…
National Geographic (Quoted): Siberia’s massive wildfires are unlocking extreme carbon pollution

31 July 2021…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Featured Study): Arctic climate change may not be making winter jet stream weird after all

22 July 2021…
Sky News (Interview): A crisis of fire and ice: Deadly heatwaves and record ice melt tell a story of extreme weather that’s here to stay

25 June 2021…
ABC News (Interview): ‘It’s Not Too Late’: Extreme heat in the Arctic

23 June 2021…
ABC News (Quoted): Heat wave in Russia brings record-breaking temperatures north of Arctic Circle

23 June 2021…
The Independent (Quoted): ‘Merciless’ temperatures push Moscow to hottest June day in 142 years, as heatwave hits Russia

1 June 2021…
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (Featured graphics): Inlandsisar och havsnivåhöjning

25 May 2021…
High North News (Quoted): Arctic Heatwave Breaks Records

12 May 2021…
Science Magazine (Featured study): Landmark study casts doubt on controversial theory linking melting Arctic to severe winter weather

22 April 2021…
Inverse (Interview): What will the Earth look like in 2121? 10 young leaders give their predictions

23 March 2021…
Bloomberg (Quoted): Arctic Lightning Strikes Tripled in a Decade

23 February 2021…
KCSU FM Radio (Interview): Explaining the polar vortex, U.S. COVID-19 deaths pass 500,000

3 February 2021…
Weather Geeks Podcast (Interview): Arctic Report Card 2020

29 January 2021…
C-Shores Communications Podcast (Interview): Two degrees warmer: how our understanding of weather affects our understanding of climate crisis

26 January 2021…
Blasting News (Interview): Zack Labe on Arctic climate change: ‘It’s important to communicate data in an accessible way’

7 January 2021…
CBS News (Quoted): Sudden stratospheric warming could mean wild winter storms ahead

3 January 2021…
Inside Climate News (Quoted): Many Scientists Now Say Global Warming Could Stop Relatively Quickly After Emissions Go to Zero


30 December 2020…
The Weather Channel (Quoted): Twenty Weather Occurrences That Could Have Only Happened in 2020

15 December 2020…
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Quoted): The vanishing Arctic

8 December 2020…
The Guardian (Quoted): Greenhouse gas emissions transforming the Arctic into ‘an entirely different climate’

23 November 2020…
CBS News (Quoted): Temperatures in the Arctic are astonishingly warmer than they should be

4 November 2020…
Cambridge Climate Lecture Series: Shaping the Future Podcast (Interview): Laptev Sea Not Refreezing & Other Arctic Climate Notes With Dr. Zack Labe

29 October 2020…
High North News (Quoted): Large Parts of Arctic Ocean See Delayed Refreeze With Sea Ice at Record Low

28 October 2020…
Vox (Quoted): 3 charts showing the alarming decline of Arctic sea ice this year

27 October 2020…
CTGN (Quoted): The Arctic sea ice hasn’t frozen yet, the latest ice-free date on record

26 October 2020…
Scientias – Netherlands (Quoted): Winter is coming and the Arctic sea ice should start to grow – but that hardly happens

26 October 2020…
Euronews (Quoted): The Arctic Ocean has never had so little ice at this time of year, a record for global impact

23 October 2020…
Earther (Quoted): This Year’s Arctic Sea Ice Is Failing to Form, Raising a Huge ‘Red Flag’

22 October 2020…
NU.nl (Quoted): Summer over the Russian North Pole doesn’t budge this year

22 October 2020…
The Guardian (Quoted): Alarm as Arctic sea ice not yet freezing at latest date on record

29 September 2020…
National Geographic (Quoted): The jet stream is bringing fire weather to the West and a chill to the East

25 September 2020…
ABC News (Interview): 2nd-lowest Arctic sea ice increases concerns about impact of climate change on Indigenous communities

22 September 2020…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Quoted): Arctic sea ice slides to second-lowest level on record, thanks to Siberian heat waves

22 September 2020…
Earth.com (Quoted): Arctic sea ice reached its second lowest extent this year

22 September 2020…
High North News (Quoted): Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks to Second-Lowest Extent Amid Record High Temperatures

21 September 2020…
Earther (Quoted): Arctic Sea Ice Hit a Scary Milestone

21 September 2020…
Mashable (Quoted): Arctic ice drops below a grim benchmark

21 September 2020…
Carbon Brief (Quoted): Arctic sea ice shrinks to second-lowest summer minimum on record

4 September 2020…
CBS News (Quoted): Weather Whiplash: From record-shattering heat to cold and snow

22 August 2020…
Val 202 – Slovene radio station (Interview): Globalne temperature v vzponu, Arktika kmalu brez ledu

17 August 2020…
Bloomberg (Quoted): The First Arctic Summer Without Ice Is Coming in Just 15 Years

12 August 2020…
CBS News (Quoted): In just 15 years, the Arctic Ocean may be ice-free in summer, study says

31 July 2020…
E&E News (Quoted): Fires, heat and a cyclone. Arctic breaks melting record

30 July 2020…
CSU Engineering News (Interview): Five questions with Atmospheric Science climate scientist Zachary Labe

28 July 2020…
Mo Magazine (Quoted): Noordpoolgebied verliest record aan zee-ijs

23 July 2020…
TBS eFM (Interview): Live radio broadcast on “This Morning” show in Seoul, South Korea [Recording]

21 July 2020…
Mashable (Quoted): Why Arctic sea ice just crashed to an extreme, record low

21 July 2020…
Vice (Quoted): Siberia’s Heat Wave Triggered an Arctic Sea Ice Melt Down

20 July 2020…
9News (Quoted): Climate change: Siberian Arctic ice forming less, melting faster than any year since 1979

17 July 2020…
The Hill (Interview): Climate researcher details historic significance of recent warming in Siberia

17 July 2020…
Sustainability – CSU (Interview): SHH! Sustainability Happy Hour with Dr. Zack Labe

17 July 2020…
Rising – Hill.TV (Interview): Climate Scientist: Why You Should Worry About 100 Degree Temps In Siberia

6 July 2020…
National Geographic (Quoted): A heat wave thawed Siberia’s tundra. Now, it’s on fire.

1 July 2020…
CBS News (Quoted): 100.4 degree Arctic temperature record confirmed as study suggests Earth is warmest in at least 12,000 years

26 June 2020…
The Telegraph (Quoted): Siberia heatwave: Fears of ‘irreversible’ permafrost melt as Russian village sees record temperatures

22 June 2020…
The World – Daily Edition Radio (Interview): Face masks and the coronavirus crisis

22 June 2020…
Mashable (Quoted): How the Arctic Circle just eclipsed 100 degrees

15 June 2020…
CBS News (Quoted): 2020 likely to be the warmest year on record globally

14 June 2020…
UCI News (Interview): Zack Labe cracks a cold case

22 May 2020…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Quoted): Parts of Siberia are hotter than Washington, with temperatures nearly 40 degrees above average

15 May 2020…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Quoted): Heat spike elevates Arctic to warmest levels this early in the year since at least 1958

14 May 2020…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Quoted): Unusual warmth pours over North Pole, potentially jump-starting melt season for Arctic ice

14 May 2020…
CSU News (Award): Four Atmos members named SoGES Sustainability Leadership Fellows

22 April 2020…
Nightingale – The Journal of the Data Visualization Society (Featured): Six Iconic Environmental Visualizations for Earth Day

27 March 2020…
Mashable (Quoted): Even after a frigid winter, Arctic sea ice is still really low

28 February 2020…
You’ve Been Warmed Podcast (Interview): The Power Of Visualizing Data In Climate Communication with Zack Labe


4 December 2019…
AGU Annual Meeting 2019 (Interview): Department of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine

20 November 2019…
Mashable (Contributed): Village of the Sea Bears: Churchill’s famed polar bear population is plunging

15 November 2019…
Earther (Quoted): Some Arctic Sea Ice Is Acting Like It’s Mid-Summer

13 November 2019…
Heidi.news (Quoted): La glace ne se forme presque plus sur la mer des Tchouktches

6 November 2019…
Expressen (Quoted): Bilden som visar is-krisen: ”Får stora konsekvenser”

4 November 2019…
Euronews (Quoted): Arctic ice reached record low in October

1 November 2019…
Mashable (Quoted): Alaska is having a hell of a time growing sea ice

25 September 2019…
Carbon Brief (Quoted): Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2019 is ‘joint-second lowest’ on record

23 September 2019…
Mashable (Quoted): Arctic sea ice plunges to dismal levels

20 September 2019…
Euronews (Quoted): How summer 2019 was hellish for the Arctic, the frontline of climate change and global warming

9 August 2019…
Mashable (Quoted): Century-old ship logs reveal extent of today’s drastic Arctic melt

8 August 2019…
The Guardian (Quoted): Alaska records warmest month ever in July with coastline barren of sea ice

7 August 2019…
TIME (Quoted): Alaska’s Sea Ice Has Its Lowest August Levels Ever

5 August 2019…
Mashable (Quoted): Alaska’s sea ice has completely melted away

1 August 2019…
Mashable (Quoted): Greenland’s melting hits overdrive

31 July 2019…
Euronews (Quoted): Groenlandia: la ola de calor silenciosa que afecta a todo el Planeta

30 July 2019…
Earther (Quoted): Are We Watching the Arctic Pass a Tipping Point This Summer?

30 July 2019…
Motherboard (Quoted): Arctic Ice Is Crashing, and That’s Bad News For Everyone

29 July 2019…
Wunderground (Quoted): Heat Wave Heads North: Massive Week of Melting Likely in Arctic

26 July 2019…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Quoted): Europe’s heat wave is about to bake the Arctic

15 June 2019…
The Hill (Quoted): Greenland ice sheet sees record melting in June

14 June 2019…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Quoted): The Arctic Ocean and Greenland ice sheet have seen record June ice loss

13 June 2019…
Axios (Quoted): Arctic melt goes into overdrive

13 June 2019…
Mashable (Quoted): There’s some really intense melting in the Arctic right now

3 May 2019…
Earther (Quoted): The Last of the Arctic’s Old Sea Ice Is on the Verge of Vanishing

26 March 2019…
Wunderground (Quoted): Western Arctic Warm Wave Is Smashing Early-Spring Records

26 March 2019…
Mashable (Quoted): Temperatures in Alaska are toppling records

20 March 2019…
Carbon Brief (Quoted): Arctic sea ice winter peak in 2019 is seventh lowest on record

7 March 2019…
Axios (Quoted): Vanishing ice in the Bering Sea drops to lowest level since 1850

6 March 2019…
Forbes (Quoted): Where Is The Ice That Should Be In The Bering Strait Right Now?

4 March 2019…
Mashable (Quoted): The Bering Strait should be covered in ice, but it’s nearly all gone

28 February 2019…
CBS News (Quoted): Week of remarkable weather extremes: Is this the new normal?

1 February 2019…
Mashable (Quoted): It’s damn cold, but heat records in the U.S. still dominate

29 January 2019…
Popular Science (Quoted): Record cold temperatures don’t mean the planet isn’t warming


11 December 2018…
The Washington Post (Supplied Graphic): The Arctic is in even worse shape than you realize

11 October 2018…
High North News (Quoted): Unprecedented Lack of Refreeze Across Arctic as Ice Continues to Melt

11 October 2018…
Mashable (Quoted): Things in the middle of the Arctic are getting really strange

8 October 2018…
KUCI Radio (Interview): Arctic Sea Ice and Meteorology with Zack Labe

29 September 2018…
Euronews (Quoted): Arctic heatwave could result in summer-like warmth for Alaska

27 September 2018…
Carbon Brief (Quoted): Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2018 is sixth lowest on record

17 September 2018…
Euronews (Quoted): Late summer: Heatwave to return to Europe

21 August 2018…
Euronews (Quoted): Drought and floods will become more common as global warming causes weather to ‘stall’

10 August 2018…
Val 202 – Slovene radio station (Interview): The Arctic is rapidly melting

5 July 2018…
Earther (Quoted): It’s Ridiculously Hot and Smoky in Siberia Right Now

8 June 2018…
Earther (Quoted): A New Arctic Cyclone Could Be Among the Most Powerful On Record

5 June 2018…
Earther (Quoted): There’s Way Too Little Ice Around Svalbard Right Now

25 May 2018…
Arctic Today (Quoted): Thinning Arctic sea ice influences the atmosphere — with spinoff effects for Eurasia, study says

7 May 2018…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Quoted): Another extreme heat wave strikes the North Pole

3 May 2018…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Quoted): ‘Fallen off a cliff’: Scientists have never observed so little ice in the Bering Sea in spring

5 April 2018…
Earther (Quoted): It Could Snow Again This Weekend

26 March 2018…
Earther (Quoted): Both Poles Are Having a Weird, Bad Year For Sea Ice So Far

23 March 2018…
KTUU Anchorage, Alaska (Quoted): Arctic sea ice hits annual maximum at near record low levels

6 March 2018…
United States Senate – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D–RI) (Supplied Graphic): Time to wake up: Climate Progress

6 March 2018…
Council of Graduate Schools (Interview): GradImpact: Using Satellite Data Images of the Arctic to Teach the Public about Climate Change

1 March 2018…
Carbon Brief (Quoted): Explainer: The polar vortex, climate change and the ‘Beast from the East’

27 February 2018…
The Atlantic (Quoted): Parts of the Arctic Spiked to 45 Degrees Above Normal

27 February 2018…
PennLive (Interview): Harrisburg-area grad, scientist fuels buzz behind news that North Pole temps surged past freezing

26 February 2018…
O Globo (Quoted): Temperaturas no Ártico ficam 20 graus Celsius acima do esperado

26 February 2018…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Quoted): North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists

26 February 2018…
Mashable (Quoted): Drastic Arctic warm event stuns scientists, as record-breaking temperatures reach the North Pole

21 February 2018…
Earther (Quoted): Bering Sea Ice Is Disappearing When it Should Still Be Growing

20 February 2018…
USA Today (Quoted): Arctic sea ice at record low January levels

15 February 2018…
Grist (Quoted): Polar ice is lost at sea

8 February 2018…
UT Austin Geosciences (Interview): Social media: changing the science communication landscape


28 December 2017…
USA Today (Quoted): It’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean climate change isn’t real

7 December 2017…
Eco Interviews with Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli (Interview): Loss of Sea Ice and Impacts on California and the rest of the US

26 September 2017…
The Sydney Morning Herald (Quoted): ‘Attacked from two sides’: Antarctic sea ice hits another record low

22 August 2017…
The Verge (Quoted): This Artist’s New Landscape Studies are of Melting Glaciers

21 July 2017…
Climate Central (Quoted): Here’s How Much Arctic Sea Ice Has Melted Since the ‘80s

23 June 2017…
Climate Central (Quoted): We Couldn’t Monitor Larsen C Without These Satellites

13 April 2017…
Mashable (Quoted): Arctic ice in retreat: NASA’s airborne survey shows how global warming is transforming the Arctic

10 April 2017…
UCI News (Quoted): UCI Doctoral student is helping people visualize climate change and its impact on the entire planet

22 March 2017…
Mashable (Quoted): Arctic meltdown is the new normal: Sea ice sets 3rd straight winter record low

22 March 2017…
Carbon Brief (Quoted): Sea ice falls to record lows in both the Arctic and Antarctic

10 March 2017…
KUAC Alaska (Interview): Climate Scientists Worry NOAA Budget Cuts Will Hinder Weather Forecasting in Alaska

6 March 2017…
Climate Central (Quoted): Arctic Sea Ice Continues Its Astonishing Streak of Lows

2 March 2017…
BuzzFeed News (Quoted): Antarctic Sea Ice Has Hit Its All-Time Low

7 February 2017…
CBS News (Contributed): Powerful storm bringing abnormally warm air to the arctic

1 February 2017…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Quoted): ‘Beyond the extreme’: Scientists marvel at ‘increasingly non-natural’ Arctic warmth

19 January 2017…
Climate Central (Quoted): Warm Air Invades Arctic Again, Slowing Sea Ice Growth

12 January 2017…
UCI News (Interview): Climate change champions

9 January 2017…
Yahoo News (Quoted): NOAA: 2016 was second warmest on record in U.S.


22 December 2016…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Quoted): Weather buoy near North Pole hits melting point

21 December 2016…
NPR (Interview): North Pole Temperatures Expected To Rise 50 Degrees Above Normal

21 December 2016…
Yahoo News (Quoted): Bizarre North Pole temperatures cap off year of record-setting warmth

21 December 2016…
Mashable (Quoted): North Pole to warm to near melting point this week: 50 degrees above normal

20 December 2016…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Quoted): Forecast: North Pole to warm 50 degrees above normal Thursday, near melting point

14 December 2016…
Vox (Featured Graphics): The best climate graphics of the year

7 December 2016…
Carbon Brief (Contributed): Record low volume highlights exceptional year for Arctic sea ice

23 November 2016…
AGU Blogs (Interview): A conversation with Zack Labe

17 November 2016…
Mashable (Quoted): Global warming gobbled up a piece of sea ice the size of Alaska and Texas combined

17 November 2016…
The Verge (Interview): A bleak-looking sea ice graph has Twitter in a frenzy

17 November 2016…
The Washington Post (Quoted): The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends

17 November 2016…
The Weather Channel (Quoted): Bizarre Temperatures: North Pole Rises Above Freezing While Parts of Russia Plunge Below -40 Degrees

31 October 2016…
The Sydney Morning Herald (Quoted): Polar heatwaves have ice in retreat at both ends of the planet

27 October 2016…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Quoted): An early look at what kind of weather California might see this winter

27 October 2016…
The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang (Quoted): Arctic sea ice is at a record low and could, in spurts, disappear within our lifetimes

26 October 2016…
Wunderground (Quoted): Sea Ice Extent Is Near Record Lows–South as Well as North

19 October 2016…
Climate Central (Interview): This is What It’s Like To Be a Young Climate Scientist

19 September 2016…
The Cornell Daily Sun (Featured study): Cornell Scientist Predicts Climate Change Will Prompt Earlier Spring Start Date

16 September 2016…
The New York Times, Dot Earth (Contributed): Arctic Summer Sea Ice – Going Down, Down, Down

16 September 2016…
Wunderground (Quoted): Degraded and Disheveled, Arctic Sea Ice Ties for Second-Lowest Extent on Record

16 September 2016…
Forbes (Listed): Want Great Weather Information on Twitter? 76 Suggestions To Get You Started

15 September 2016…
Climate Central (Contributed): These Images Show Near-Record Low 2016 Arctic Sea Ice

1 September 2016…
Mashable (Quoted): Sailboat nears goal of circumnavigating the Arctic as sea ice plummets

31 August 2016…
Cornell Press Release (Report): Early-onset spring models may indicate ‘nightmare’ for ag

21 July 2016…
“The Weather Junkies” (Podcast): The Science of Modeling Climate & Weather with Zack Labe

1 June 2016…
Mashable (Quoted): Arctic sea ice set a record low every single day in May


2014-2015…
The Ithaca Voice (Author):
This could be warmest day in Ithaca since October 29
A look ahead at Ithaca weather; temps this month are 7 degrees below average
Sub-freezing temps to bring light snow/sleet to Ithaca
Light snow in Ithaca area expected as temperatures drop to 20s
Cool, wet week ahead for Ithaca
Ithaca can expect mild temperatures well above normal this week
Update: Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Ithaca
Above-average temperatures expected for Ithaca for early October
Why has the weather this summer been so amazing? A meteorological explanation

6 February 2010…
The Patriot-News: CD student better weather forecaster than most professionals


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