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Press Release

July 18, 2017

The Weather Channel Debuts “Examination Earth” Report to Monitor the Planet’s Health

New monthly update will include updates on Earth’s temperature, carbon dioxide levels and sea ice percentages

(ATLANTA – July 18, 2017) -- Today, The Weather Channel premiered “Examination Earth,” a new monthly segment which provides an update on the Earth’s health according to three key meteorological indicators: average temperature, carbon dioxide levels and sea ice levels.
The first Examination Earth segment aired today on Weather Center Live at 3pm ET, as On-Camera Meteorologist Chris Warren walked viewers through the report for the month of June, as well as a report highlighting changes in the meteorological indicators over the last six months.
The temperature index shows the percent increase in Earth’s average temperature for each month, while the sea ice index tracks the percent decrease in the amount of sea ice in both the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. The carbon dioxide measure tracks atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, one of the leading greenhouse gases associated with climate change. Following its debut on Weather Center Live today, the report will also be featured on Weather Underground and the network’s morning show AMHQ.

“I’m excited to share this new report with the public and to ensure our viewers understand these indicators and critical information about the health of our planet,” said Chris Warren, On-Camera Meteorologist at The Weather Channel. “Examination Earth is a reminder that our shifting climate has real life consequences and connections to the weather we experience. We hope that a frequent report will help keep viewers informed and aware of critical changes that are taking place each month.”
Nora Zimmett, Senior Vice President of Live Programming at The Weather Channel, said, “Shifting climate patterns and the health of the planet play an increasingly bigger role in the weather outcomes we observe everyday. It’s just as critical for us to provide the public with information about how climate change is affecting people’s lives today, as it is for us to provide local weather reports every hour.”
About The Weather Channel
For more than 35 years, The Weather Channel has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation’s only 24-hour source of national storm coverage. For seven years in a row, Harris Poll has ranked The Weather Channel as the “TV News Brand of the Year.” With trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather - its expertise is unrivaled.  Engaging with fans and delivering content to feed their fascination with all things weather is paramount to the network’s mission.  With the recently launched community platform, weloveweather.tv, the network created a 2-way dialogue with fans, establishing an ongoing relationship with those that have a passion for weather. For more information visit weathergroup.com.