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Scott Withers

Sr. Video Journalist/Reporter

After a four-time Emmy winning career as an ABC News producer and reporter based out of Florida, Scott Withers re-invented himself as a meteorologist, climate scientist and geologist. Before ABC Scott worked for CNN in New York, London and Atlanta, and before that for local stations in Tennessee, Florida and Texas. Now he’s back in Texas where he focuses on the increasingly chaotic weather and the ways in which it’s impacting our lives.

Recent Work
Emissions from a coal-fired power plant.
Charlie Riedel / APPolitics

Supreme Court Limits EPA In Curbing Power Plant Emissions

A worker installs solar panels
Ben Margot / APSci/Health

Why Isn't Solar Power More Mainstream?

A satellite view of thunderstorms
U.S. National Weather ServiceU.S.

What Makes Storms In The U.S. So Intense?

Fire crews work to tame wildfires
Rachel Gibbons / Arizona Daily Sun via APU.S.

Labor Shortage Compounds Federal Firefighters' Staffing Woes

Afghans look at destruction caused by an earthquake.
Bakhtar News Agency via APWorld

Afghanistan Quake Kills At Least 1,000 People, Deadliest In Decades

Stonehenge, England
Alastair Grant / APWorld

Welcoming The First Official Day Of Summer

Young boys paddle an inflatable kayak on a flooded Miami street
Marta Lavandier / APU.S.

Tropical Storm Alex Heads Toward Bermuda With Wind, Rain

A driver climbs out of his stalled car after he tried to move it to higher ground from the flooded parking lot in Florida.
Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via APU.S.

Heavy Rain Hits Florida, Flooding Strands Miami Vehicles

Satellite image of Hurricane Agatha

Tropical Storm Warning For Parts Of Florida, Cuba, Bahamas

Mountain lion cub in a classroom
Javier Acosta / San Mateo County Sheriff's Office via APU.S.

Curious Cougar Cub Wanders Into California Classroom

Historic site of Jamestown, Virginia

Historic Site Of Jamestown, VA Threatened By Rising Sea Levels

Wind turbines in front of a coal fired power plant
Martin Meissner / APSci/Health

Solving Clean Energy's Consistency Problem

A student stands next to his wind turbine project during the KidWind Challenge

Students Build Wind Turbines In Competition Promoting Clean Energy

Wildfire smoke hangs above power lines
Noah Berger / APSci/Health

Summer Heat Expected To Strain Power Grid, Force Outages

Firefighters in New Mexico clear brush and debris away from cabins as smoke from a wildfire billows in the background.
Jim Weber/Santa Fe New Mexican via APSci/Health

New Mexico Fires Prompt Forest Closures; Governor Seeks Aid

U.S. wind turbines
Keith Srakocic / APSci/Health

Delays, Politics Cause Blowback For U.S. Wind Projects

U.S. wind turbines
Wayne Parry / APSci/Health

Renewables Take A Bigger Slice Of U.S. Energy

Fire consumes land in Brazil
Andre Penner / APWorld

Scientists Give Earth 50-50 Chance Of Hitting Key Warming Mark By 2026

Hurricane Laura in 2020
NASA / APSci/Health

Multiple Studies Forecast Worsening Natural Disasters

Tourists look upon Niagara Falls
Paul Sakuma / APU.S.

How Niagara Falls Is Cleaning Up The Cryptocurrency Mining Industry

Arizona home destroyed by a wildfire on Tuesday.
Bill Wells via APU.S.

Strong Winds Could Lead To Explosive Fire Growth In West

Waves crash over a seawall at the mouth of the Miami River in Florida.
Wilfredo Lee / APSci/Health

Weather Changes Have Americans Moving To Cooler Locales

Endangered U.S. river

Some Of America's Largest And Most Important Rivers Are In Crisis

Patch of grass in Las Vegas

Dry As A Bone: Las Vegas Enforces New Water Restrictions

A person wades through floodwaters in South Africa.
AP / StrWorld

Floods In South Africa Kill More Than 340 People

volcanic ash covers roof tops and vegetation in an area of Tonga
CPL Vanessa Parker / New Zealand Defense Force / APSci/Health

Why Some Volcanic Eruptions Don't Have Bigger Climate Impacts

A house shown after a storm on Wednesday in Taopi, Minnesota.
Eric Johnson/The Daily Herald via AP.U.S.

23 Injured In Texas Storms; More Tornadoes Forecast In U.S.

Rain storm in Silverado Canyon, California, March 28, 2022.
Jae C. Hong / APU.S.

Researchers Predict Busy 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

A cargo ship
Julio Cortez / APSci/Health

The Unique Climate Change Implications Of Maritime Law

A passenger jet is silhouetted against the sky at dusk.
Charlie Riedel / APU.S.

Airlines Cancel More Than 3,500 U.S. Flights Over Weekend