NASA is an expert in climate and Earth science. While its role is not to set climate policy or prescribe particular responses or solutions to climate change, its purview does include providing the robust scientific data needed to understand climate change and evaluating the impact of efforts to combat it. NASA then makes this information available to the global community – the public, policy- and decision-makers and scientific and planning agencies around the world. (For more information, see NASA's role.)

The following selected resources from U.S. government organizations provide information about options for responding to climate change.

Data and Information

  • Data related to climate change that can help inform and prepare America’s communities, businesses and citizens.

  • Provides scientific tools, information and expertise to help people manage their climate-related risks and opportunities, and improve their resilience to extreme events.

  • Produced by a team of more than 300 experts and guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee, this report summarizes current and future impacts of climate change on the United States.

  • Describes strategies currently being pursued or considered to reduce carbon emissions and address global climate change.

  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Online newsletter concerning issues on and about the U.N.'s convention on long-term climate change.

  • Individual Action

  • A detailed guide to reducing personal greenhouse gas emissions, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Use this tool from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to estimate you or your family's greenhouse gas emissions and explore ways to lower your impact.