What is global warming? Learn about the crisis that our planet is facing and what needs to be done to save our environment
- Climate Change Explained Show All
We know it’s happening, and we know why: carbon pollution from fossil fuels is warming our planet and throwing natural systems out of balance.
Learn the basic science of climate change in 24 easy steps.
Global warming could do more than just melt polar ice. It could change our maps, and displace people from cities and tropical islands.
This is a seven-day New York Times crash course on climate change, in which reporters from the Times’s Climate desk address the big questions:
In this video Bill Nye, the Science Guy, explains what causes climate change, how it affects our planet, why we need to act promptly to mitigate its effects, and how each of us can contribute to a solution.
Learn the human impact and consequences of climate change for the environment, and our lives.
Climate Change facts and science explained in under 2 minutes.
Scientists say global warming could have a catastrophic effect on the planet.
Human activities have increased carbon-dioxide emissions, driving up temperatures. Extreme weather and melting polar ice are among the possible effects.
Produced by Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, George DiCaprio and Mathew Schmid and directed by Leila Conners, Ice on Fire is an eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis.
- Climate Change Evidence Show All
The answer includes Benjamin Franklin, Mutiny on the Bounty and centuries of records.
Children born in 2012 haven’t lived a single day unaffected by climate change.
A new interactive map from researchers at the University of Maryland shows how cities might be transformed by climate change.
The UK has declared a climate emergency and not enough is being done about it. These are the climate change facts you need to know
The past decade was the hottest on record, government researchers announced on Wednesday, the latest sign of global warming’s grip on the planet. And 2019 was the second-warmest year ever, they said, just shy of the record set in 2016.
- Climate Change in America Show All
Life in Southern California, once as mild and predictable as the weather, is being transformed as the climate grows hotter, drier and in some regions windier, fueling more intense wildfires, deadly mudslides and prolonged extreme drought.
Over the past two decades, the 2 degrees Celsius number has emerged as a critical threshold for global warming. In the 2015 Paris accord, international leaders agreed that the world should act urgently to keep the Earth’s average temperature increases “well below” 2 degrees Celsius by the year 2100 to avoid a host of catastrophic changes.
From sea level rise to habitat loss, the effects of the climate crisis are on the verge of making south Florida uninhabitable.
The fate of Foster City and the rest of the Bay Area was front and center last week as state lawmakers grappled with the many threats California must confront as the ocean pushes farther inland.
Wildfire and drought dominate the climate change debates in the state. Yet this less-talked-about reality has California cornered. The coastline is eroding with every tide and storm, but everything built before we knew better — Pacific Coast Highway, multimillion-dollar homes in Malibu, the rail line to San Diego — is fixed in place with nowhere to go.
Boo the fact that climate change is an existential threat to Miami.
A brief environmental video essay that looks at the Dead Zone in the Gulf Mexico and the effect of industrial agriculture, fertilizer, and manure on America's waterways. Specifically, I trace the oxygen deprivation caused by algal blooms in the Dead Zone back to overuse of fertilizers and runoff from conventional farms near the Mississippi.
State lawmakers across the country are calling for huge investments to mitigate the effects of wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, droughts and other natural disasters made more devastating and frequent by climate change.
The state is just hotter and drier than it used to be, and that's driving a trend toward larger fires.