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Climate change affects parks and people.
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Climate change is causing many changes globally, and will affect our experiences in our neighborhoods and national parks locally.

Whether you work at our parks, visit them, or hope to visit in the future, you can help by learning more about climate change and what it means for our world.


Resources and Information

General resources:

NPS Climate Change Response Program

US Global Change Research Program: Climate Literacy Guide

NOAA Climate Services

NASA: Global Climate Change

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group I: FAQs

Pew Center on Global Climate Change: Climate Change 101

Regional resources:

US Global Change Research Program: Regional Climate Change Impacts

NPS Inventory and Monitoring, National Capital Region Network: Climate Change Brief (PDF)

EPA: Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise, A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region

Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PDF)

North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PDF)

DOI Regional Climate Science Centers

Resources for interpreters:

NCR Climate Change Fact Sheet: Climate Change and the National Parks (PDF)

NCR Climate Change Fact Sheet: Using Science to Act on Climate Change (PDF)

NCR Climate Change Fact Sheet: Climate Change and the Urban Forest (PDF)

NCR Climate Change Fact Sheet: Climate Change and Tidal Marshes of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers(PDF)

NCR Climate Change Fact Sheet: Climate Change, Precipitation, and Stream Flow in NCR (PDF)

 
   

Contact:
Giselle Mora-Bourgeois
Science Education Coordinator
National Park Service
Center for Urban Ecology
4598 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20007

(202) 342-1443 x220
Giselle_Mora-Bourgeois@nps.gov