The Communication, Education, and Engagement division runs the “NOAAClimate” social media handles on Facebook (@NOAAClimategov), Twitter (@NOAAClimate), Instagram (NoaaClimate), and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/NOAAClimate). Reaching over 350,000 users daily, our social media is one of the largest climate outreach and engagement efforts across the federal government. At least twice a day, our accounts promote the latest climate news, research, literacy, and solutions to our science-engaged audience.
Through social media, we routinely engage with core audiences including the media, decision makers, scientists, NGOs, informal and formal educators, and the science-interested public. Through these channels, we also host engagement events such as Twitter Chats. At Twitter Chats, climate scientists, educators, and/or decision makers converse with our followers on topics like urban heat, sea level rise, climate education, wildfires, clouds, climate monitoring, and large international scientific field campaigns. In 2019, Climate.gov hosted a chat with experts about a NASA/NOAA field campaign to study smoke from wildfires and agricultural burning.