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.

Wildfires and Climate Change

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Bob Perciasepe on passage of disaster preparedness reforms

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Hurricane Florence: More than just the weather — climate change, too

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Climate Science

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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.

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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.

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Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Events

This map shows billion-dollar weather events in the United States since 2000, as identified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center. Click on any circle to learn about one of the billion-dollar weather events, or any …

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Wildfires and Climate Change
Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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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.

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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.

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