Global Climate Change
Vital Signs of the Planet
CO2 video for carbon feature
Video: Explore how scientists determine glacial speed from space.
Video: At glacial speed
This visualization shows the complex patterns of methane emissions produced globally from January 2018 to November 2018.
Video: Methane Sources
The relentless rise of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.
Graphic: The relentless rise of carbon dioxide
This visualization shows sea surface temperature (SST) data from January 2016 through March 2020.
Sea Surface Temperature (SST) from January 2016 through March 2020
Video: A visualization of the annual Arctic sea ice "minimum" for each year from 1979 through 2019.
Video: Annual Arctic sea ice minimum 1979-2019 with area graph
Explore Kaneohe Bay with NASA’s CORAL scientists. During field campaigns, scientists take in-water (in situ) measurements to validate the data from airborne instruments.
Explore Kaneohe Bay with NASA's CORAL scientists
Video: A high-resolution, three-dimensional view of global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015.
Video: Seasonal changes in carbon dioxide
Ice covers 10 percent of Earth's surface and helps moderate the planet's temperature. Glaciers and ice sheets around the world are melting at an alarming rate. By keeping an eye on Earth's ice from space, NASA satellites help us understand the global effects of climate change.
Video: Frozen Earth
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
Take a 360-degree view of an iceberg and sea ice during Operation IceBridge flights over Greenland.
Bird's eye view of an iceberg
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'
Join NASA Earth scientists for a 360-degree view of our planet as they head into the field to study ice in Greenland and coral reefs in Hawaii.
Earth 360 Video: The Call of Science
Temperature agreement - Climate 365 graphic
Graphic: Earth's temperature record
This visualization depicts changes in Antarctic land ice thickness as measured by the ICESat and ICESat-2 satellites.
Antarctic Land Ice Height Change as Measured by ICESat and ICESat-2
This animation shows the change in atmospheric nitrogen dioxide (NO
) levels as a result of COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions.
COVID-19 Mitigation Leads to Reduced Pollution Associated with Decreased Fossil Fuel Use
By comparing bee data to satellite imagery, NASA research scientist Wayne Esaias uses honey bees as tiny data collectors to understand how climate change is affecting pollination and plants.
Video: Sting of Climate Change
Earth discovered - Climate 365 graphic
Graphic: Earth, discovered
Video: Images created from GRACE data showing changes in Antarctic ice mass since 2002.
Video: Antarctic ice loss 2002-2016
Video - the home frontier
Video: The Home Frontier
NASA Earth Right Now promo
Video: NASA Earth Right Now promo
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
Video: Simulation of global clouds and aerosols from September 1, 2005, to December 31, 2005.
Video: Simulated clouds and aerosols
Learn how you can explore Earth Now's many features, including real-time data visualizations of Earth's vital signs and 3D models of Earth-orbiting satellite missions.
'Earth Now' Tutorial
This visualization shows carbon emissions from fires from January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2018. The color bar reflects the quantity of carbon emitted.
Carbon Emissions from Fires: 2003-2018
A super high-definition view of how carbon dioxide in the air moves around the world with the winds.
Video: Super HD view of global carbon dioxide
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.