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Daniel Swain

Research Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research,
California Climate Fellow, The Nature Conservancy, Researcher,

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA

Expertise: Regional climate change and extremes

Dr. Daniel Swain is a climate scientist focused on the dynamics and impacts of extreme events—including droughts, floods, storms, and wildfires—on a warming planet. Daniel holds joint appointments as a research scientist within UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, a research fellow in the Capacity Center for Climate and Weather Extremes at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the California climate fellow at The Nature Conservancy. Daniel engages extensively with journalists and other partners, serving as a climate and weather science liaison to print, radio, television, and web media outlets to facilitate broadly accessible and accurate coverage surrounding climate change. Daniel also authors the Weather West blog (, which provides real-time perspectives on California and western North American weather and climate. He can be found on Twitter @Weather_West.