Global Climate Change
Vital Signs of the Planet
CO2 video for carbon feature
A visualization of U.S. East Coast ocean flows
Video: Ocean Flow Vignettes
A visualization shows ocean currents circulating Pine Island Bay and flowing under Pine Island Glacier.
Video: Ocean Flows Under Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica
Fly in 360 degrees over Greenland’s craggy glaciers and other ice formations from NASA’s P-3 aircraft.
Greenland's ice from above
Earth discovered - Climate 365 graphic
Graphic: Earth, discovered
The basics of sea level rise, expressed in everyday terms, and what it means for those on the coast.
Rising Tides: Understanding Sea Level Rise
Land. Water. Fire. Ice. These elements are basic ingredients that make up planet Earth. Take a moment to admire the magnificent spectacle of our stunning home planet from the perspective of space.
Video: Majestic Planet
This visualization depicts changes in Greenland land ice thickness as measured by the ICESat and ICESat-2 satellites.
Greenland Land Ice Height Change as Measured by ICESat and ICESat-2
Video: NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) and Operation IceBridge missions investigate Greenland's thinning ice sheets from above and below.
Video: Greenland's thinning ice
Head into the field with first responders, fire scientists and forest managers to see what challenges they face and how NASA can help mitigate the effects of longer and more intense fire seasons.
Video: 'Operation Earth: Wildfires'
NASA explores. From its earliest days of sounding rockets and balloon-borne instruments, to Apollo and Hubble and missions to Mars. This mission of exploration has also always focused on our own corner of the universe, Earth - the home frontier. Earth is still the only planet we've ever been to, as this video explains.
Carbon dioxide is the main heat-trapping greenhouse gas that humans emit. How much do you know about it and its impact on global warming and climate change?
Quiz: Carbon dioxide
Video: The ocean's important role in absorbing heat and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Video: Ocean circulation plays an important role in absorbing carbon from the atmosphere
The relentless rise of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.
Graphic: The relentless rise of carbon dioxide
The carbon dioxide cycle is the movement of carbon dioxide (CO
) between the land, the atmosphere, and the ocean. Print this page to color with your kids at home.
Coloring Page: The Carbon Dioxide Cycle
Video: NASA scientists release the first new global map of Earth at night since 2012.
Video: Lights of human activity shine in NASA's image of Earth at night
NASA Earth Right Now promo
Video: NASA Earth Right Now promo
This visualization shows total sea level change between 1992 and 2019, based on data collected from the TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, Jason-2, and Jason-3 satellites.
Video: 27-Year Sea Level Rise
Video: Scientists combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe and why.
Video: For 15 years, GRACE tracked freshwater movements around the world
Video: Using observations from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) satellite, scientists developed a model of the behavior of carbon in the atmosphere from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015.
Video: Following atmospheric carbon dioxide
Video: Southern Hemisphere ozone between July 1 and December 31 for selected years between 1979 and 2018.
Video: Ozone Watch 2018
An animation shows several high impact events across the globe between August 2019 and January 2020, including the Australian bushfires.
Global Transport of Australian Bushfire Smoke
A quick guide to the science behind sea level rise from an ice-loss perspective, what it means in relatable terms and why it matters.
On Thin Ice: Why Ice Loss Matters
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich will join a long-standing family of Earth-observing satellites from NASA and European partners, including EUMETSAT and the French space agency CNES.
Video: Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite Family Tree
Video: Images created from GRACE data showing changes in Antarctic ice mass since 2002.
Video: Antarctic ice loss 2002-2016
Pliocene CO2 graphic - climate.nasa.gov
Graphic: Carbon dioxide hits new high
Interactives, galleries and apps
Images of Change
Explore a stunning gallery of before-and-after images of Earth from land and space that reveal our home planet in a state of flux.
Climate Mobile Apps
Keep track of Earth's vital signs, see the planet in a state of flux and slow the pace of global warming with NASA's free mobile apps.
Climate Time Machine
Travel through Earth's recent climate history and see how increasing carbon dioxide, global temperature and sea ice have changed over time.
Eyes on the Earth
Track Earth's vital signs from space and fly along with NASA's Earth-observing satellites in an interactive 3D visualization.
Global Ice Viewer
Earth's ice cover is shrinking. See how climate change has affected glaciers, sea ice, and continental ice sheets.