Climate Change

Climate Change is defined as a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.

According to NASA, the evidence is found in the following categories:

  • Global Temperature Rise
  • Warming Ocean
  • Shrinking Ice Sheets
  • Glacial Retreat
  • Decreased Snow Cover
  • Sea Level Rise
  • Declining Arctic Sea Ice
  • Extreme Events
  • Ocean Acidification


NASA's role is to make detailed climate data available to the global community, including the public, policy- and decision-makers, and scientific and planning agencies.

Responding to climate change involves two possible approaches: mitigation and adaptation.

Stay informed of the most recent developments in the changing climate and solutions here: