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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
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

A California Department of Water Resources employee measures a snowpack.
Rich Pedroncelli / APU.S.

California's Snowpack Levels Near Critically Low Levels

Lincoln One Cent Penny
AP Photo/RGU.S.

April 1 Is National One Cent Day

A grazer clearing vegetation in California

In California, Goats And Sheep Return To Firefighting Duty

Scene of a multi-vehicle crash
David McKeown / Republican-Herald via APU.S.

Cleanup Of Deadly Pennsylvania Pileup Keeps Interstate Shut

Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.
OGESR / APSci/Health

Annual Cherry Blossom Colors Show Mounting Effects Of Climate Change

Two women admire cherry blossoms in a neighborhood in Washington, DC
Andrew Harnik / APU.S.

Washington Ushers In Spring With The Cherry Blossom Festival

Tornado damage in Louisiana
Gerald Herbert / APU.S.

Louisiana Twister Carved Destruction In Mere Moments

A truck lies on this side in front of a destroyed home after a tornado swept through New Orleans
Gerald Herbert / APU.S.

Tornado Rips Through New Orleans And Its Suburbs, Killing 1

A tornado forms near Oklahoma
Alonzo Adams, File) / APU.S.

Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama Warned As Severe Weather Approaches

Snow falls on shoppers pushing shopping carts
Julio Cortez / APU.S.

Late Winter Storm Blasts South, Northeast With Snow

People walk among blowing snow
Charlie Riedel / APWorld

'Bomb Cyclone' To Dump Snow Across Much Of The U.S.