Climate Basics

Here you'll find the basics on climate science, key energy and emissions trends, extreme weather, and other climate impacts. Students, teachers: check out the Climate Classroom.

U.S. Emissions

View

Climate Basics for Kids

View

Climate Impacts

View
Skip to:

Climate Science

Explore all

Climate Impacts

Humans and our environment are already feeling the impacts of climate change as it makes temperatures hotter, sea levels higher, storms more intense, and oceans more acidic.

Explore all

Extreme Weather

Climate change is causing more frequent and intense heat waves, droughts, and downpours, costing dollars and lives. Learn about the links between climate change and extreme weather.

Explore all

Energy/Emissions Data

We've pulled together data from the most reliable sources to provide an overview of energy production and use, and of greenhouse gas emissions, in the U.S. and globally.

Explore all

Climate Classroom

Welcome to the C2ES Climate Classroom! Our resources help students and teachers understand how and why the climate is changing, how climate change affects us, and what we can do about it.

Explore all