Climate Central

An independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public.

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Princeton, NJ – EIN 261797336  climatecentral.org

Mission
Climate Central communicates climate change science, effects, and solutions to the public and decision-makers.

Who We Are
Climate Central is an independent group of scientists and communicators who research and report the facts about our changing climate and how it affects people’s lives. We are a policy-neutral 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

What We Do
Climate Central uses science, big data, and technology to generate thousands of local storylines and compelling visuals that make climate change personal and show what can be done about it. We address climate science, sea level rise, extreme weather, energy, and related topics. We collaborate widely with TV meteorologists, journalists, and other respected voices to reach audiences across diverse geographies and beliefs.

Our Climate Matters program provides a network of more than 790 local TV meteorologists in nearly 90% of U.S. media markets with the data and graphics to tell stories about the links between weather and climate change. Its sister program, Climate Matters in the Newsroom, goes beyond the TV weatherdesk to provide print, digital, TV and radio journalists working on all beats with materials that help them cover locally relevant stories on climate impacts and solutions.

Our Sea Level Rise program assesses and maps coastal threats globally, researches the intersection of social and physical vulnerability on U.S. coasts, and is pioneering a new generation of online tools and visualizations. Coastal stakeholders from government, business, NGOs and academia use our research and materials extensively.

Through our Partnerships Journalism initiative, we work with local media outlets to co-report, co-produce, and co-publish data-rich feature stories on climate solutions and impacts.

Values
Scientific and Journalistic Integrity – We report the facts of climate change however they fall.

Importance of Informing the Public – We seek to reach broad audiences with scientific facts to support informed public discussion and democratic decision-making.

Effective Communication – An innovative mix of science and communication, scaled by technology, defines our approach to reach and move important audiences.

Collaboration – We contribute our talents and efforts alongside many other organizations working to address the great challenge of climate change.

Policy Neutrality – We advance no specific policy, legislation, or technology to address climate change. We are scrupulously non-advocacy and non-partisan.

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Climate Central

Climate Central
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Type of site
News website
Available inEnglish
URLwww.climatecentral.org
CommercialNo
Launched2008; 13 years ago (2008)
2018 NCSE Friend of the Planet Award[1]

Climate Central is a nonprofit news organization that analyzes and reports on climate science. Composed of scientists and science journalists, the organization conducts scientific research on climate change and energy issues, and produces multimedia content that is distributed via their website and media partners.[2][3][4][5] Climate Central has been featured in many prominent U.S. news sources, including The New York Times, the Associated Press, Reuters, NBC Nightly News, Time, National Public Radio, PBS, Scientific American, and The Washington Post.[6]

Climate Central's President, CEO and Chief Scientist is Benjamin Strauss[7] (elected April 2018 to replace Paul Hanle).

History

2005 conference sponsored by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and held in Aspen, Colorado, more than a hundred scientists, policymakers, journalists, and leaders from business, religion and civil society identified the critical need for a central authoritative source for climate change information. A broad group of climate experts later confirmed this need during a November 2006 New York meeting convened by James Gustave Speth, Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. At roughly the same time, in Palo Alto, California, [8] began organizing with the mission to popularize reliable information about global warming solutions, using the power of Silicon Valley scientists, entrepreneurs, and inventors.

inspired the idea for Climate Central, which took shape early in 2008 with seed money from The Flora Family Foundation and development funds from 11th Hour Project. The founding board included Jane Lubchenco, Steven Pacala and Wendy Schmidt.[9]

Climate Central also sponsors classes for meteorologists and provides climate graphics to television stations. This has been credited in part for the increase in acceptance of climate change science among local forecasters and their willingness to share it in their broadcasts.[10]

See also

External links

  • Official site – contains original multimedia content on climate change, including daily news and blogs, long form video, Web videos, and infographics.
  • News Content News stories on climate change produced by Climate Central - contains original content produced by Climate Central staff and media partners.
  • Funding - information on Climate Central's funders.
  • Board Members - information about Climate Central's Board of Directors.

References

  1. ^ https://ncse.com/news/2018/06/friend-darwin-friend-planet-awards-2018-0018759
  2. ^ Scientists and journalists team up to get the climate story straight, Grist
  3. ^ Columbia Journalism Review: A One-Stop Shop for Climate Information
  4. ^ New Journalism-Science Initiatives Alter How News Is Shaped
  5. ^ Climate Change TV
  6. ^ [1] Resources for learning more about climate science.
  7. ^ "Climate Central Announces Appointment of Dr. Benjamin Strauss as President and CEO" (PDF). Climate Central. Retrieved 5/8/2018. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ "Grantees". 11thhourproject.org. 11th Hour Project. Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  9. ^ [2] Climate Central's Founding Board
  10. ^ Morrison, David (2018). "Some Good News on Climate: A Big Shift among TV Weathercasters". Skeptical Inquirer. 42 (5): 6.

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CLIMATE CENTRAL INC

PRINCETON, NJ 08542-3718 | Tax-exempt since Nov. 2008
  • EIN: 26-1797336
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Science, General (Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

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2018

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Dec. 2017

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2017

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Total Revenue

$7,213,418

Total Functional Expenses $8,153,604
Net income -$940,186
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $6,827,019 94.6%
Program services $188,629 2.6%
Investment income $376 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $197,394 2.7%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,507,228 18.5%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,057,564 37.5%
Other
Total Assets $2,160,941
Total Liabilities $1,878,235
Net Assets $282,706
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2016

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2016

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Total Revenue

$9,141,153

Total Functional Expenses $9,872,125
Net income -$730,972
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $8,929,431 97.7%
Program services $40,968 0.4%
Investment income $1,316 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $169,438 1.9%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,637,911 16.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,757,098 38.1%
Other
Total Assets $2,547,721
Total Liabilities $1,324,829
Net Assets $1,222,892
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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Total Revenue

$8,232,395

Total Functional Expenses $10,297,407
Net income -$2,065,012
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $7,933,250 96.4%
Program services $134,718 1.6%
Investment income $1,557 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $162,870 2.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,621,908 15.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,447,712 33.5%
Other
Total Assets $4,071,929
Total Liabilities $2,118,065
Net Assets $1,953,864
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

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2014

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Total Revenue

$9,390,764

Total Functional Expenses $6,263,189
Net income $3,127,575
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $9,218,498 98.2%
Program services $56,495 0.6%
Investment income $1,221 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $114,550 1.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,604,262 25.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,268,037 36.2%
Other
Total Assets $5,886,878
Total Liabilities $1,868,002
Net Assets $4,018,876
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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Total Revenue

$6,713,762

Total Functional Expenses $5,756,059
Net income $957,703
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $6,556,201 97.7%
Program services $51,216 0.8%
Investment income $5,649 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $100,696 1.5%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,514,134 26.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,837,177 31.9%
Other
Total Assets $2,619,807
Total Liabilities $1,728,506
Net Assets $891,301
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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Total Revenue

$5,440,026

Total Functional Expenses $4,698,050
Net income $741,976
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $5,293,740 97.3%
Program services $79,044 1.5%
Investment income $3,683 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $63,559 1.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $1,471,978 31.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,488,956 31.7%
Other
Total Assets $1,712,230
Total Liabilities $1,778,632
Net Assets -$66,402
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Dec. 2011

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2011

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Total Revenue

$3,273,478

Total Functional Expenses $3,926,028
Net income -$652,550
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $2,981,903 91.1%
Program services $283,535 8.7%
Investment income $8,040 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $794,393 20.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,465,425 37.3%
Other
Total Assets $1,055,321
Total Liabilities $1,863,735
Net Assets -$808,414
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

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Dec. 2009

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2009

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June 2009

Fiscal year ending June

2009

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Fiscal year ending

June 2008

Fiscal year ending June

2008

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Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.


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