Climate Change and Your National Parks

Today's rapid climate change challenges national parks in ways we've never seen before. Glaciers are retreating at an unprecedented rate, increasingly destructive storms threaten cultural resources and park facilities, habitat is disrupted—the list goes on. Discover how climate change is affecting our nation's treasures, what the National Park Service is doing about it, and how you can help.

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Climate Questions

Climate change is a complex topic. Find answers to frequently asked questions about climate change.

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Check us out on social media!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Youtube for up-to-date information on climate change and its impacts to our national parks.

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Effects in Parks

National parks are a testament to the reality of climate change. Discover some of the effects of climate change on parks.

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What You Can Do

National parks are taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint. Join us by getting involved at home, school, or work or in a park.

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Internships and Fellowships

The National Park Service engages young scholars to help us tackle research and education projects to look at the effects of climate change.

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Useful Resources

The National Park Service has developed numerous resources for staff and the public for addressing climate change in parks.

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