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Our Changing World

Our Changing World

Our Changing World is a video series that tells how climate change is affecting the air we breathe, the views we see, and the animals we love. Find out what is causing these changes, what short-term and long-term effects they will have on our world, and what we can do to prevent them.

These films were funded in part by a generous donation from the Shenandoah National Park Trust.

For subtitles, view Our Changing World (in high definition) on YouTube.



Episode 1
Air Quality in Shenandoah National Park

Have you ever wondered why the views from Shenandoah National Park can sometimes be hazy? Learn what causes this, how it has changed throughout the years, and what we can do to help this problem.


Episode 2
Climate Change in Shenandoah

Climate change impacts everything from the tallest trees to the smallest animals. This short video details explains what climate change is, and details how it affects Shenandoah National Park, specifically the Shenandoah Salamander.


Episode 3
5 Facts About Your Carbon Footprint

What is a carbon footprint and why does it matter? Find out the important facts about your carbon footprint and how it affects our daily lives in this short animated video.

Did You Know?

A lone tree stands in front of vast Shenandoah wilderness.

Over 45 National Park sites contain congressionally designated wilderness areas preserved to provide opportunities for solitude, exploration and escape from modern development. 40% of Shenandoah National Park is designated wilderness. More...