Climate science encompasses atmospheric science, physical geography, oceanography, and biogeochemistry. It examines many factors to better understand current weather patterns and make future projections. Climate science looks at the big picture, meaning the sum of changes across Earth, rather than using one place to speak for all. It tells us how the climate is changing, why, and what it means for life on Earth.
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Climate change affects national parks and the treasures they protect. Scenic wonders, cultural heritage, plants and animals, and even your national park experience will be altered due to climate change. What will this transformation look like? Read more
Climate change is real and national parks and communities across the country are already experiencing the impacts. Read more
Climate monitoring by the National Park Service Southern Plains, Sonoran Desert, and Chihuahuan Desert networks supports a comprehensive understanding of ecosystem processes and serves as a key explanatory variable for many of the patterns and trends observed in other monitoring. Read more
Climate scientists are collecting data about climate trends. They have found that an increase in greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans is a primary cause of climate change. Read more