Global Climate Change
Vital Signs of the Planet
CO2 video for carbon feature
Animation showing changes in Antarctic ice mass since 2002 based on satellite data.
Video: Antarctic Ice Mass Loss 2002-2020
This movie shows the evolution of several regions of the Greenland Ice Sheet between 2008 and 2300 based on three different climate scenarios.
Greenland Ice Sheet: Three Futures
This visualization shows sea surface temperature (SST) data from January 2016 through March 2020.
Sea Surface Temperature (SST) from January 2016 through March 2020
This animation shows how various temperature records and Arctic sea ice have changed between 1850 and 2018 from human and natural drivers of climate change.
Human and Natural Drivers of Climate Change (1850-2018)
Visualization of 30 named storms during the 2020 hurricane season
Video: 2020 Hurricane Season
B-roll for media on the sea level-observing Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite.
Video: Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Media Reel
NASA scientists are working to understand if our land and ocean can continue to absorb carbon dioxide at the current rate – and for how long.
Infographic: Earth's carbon cycle is off balance
Satellite scatterometer missions make essential measurements to support weather and marine forecasting. Learn more about how they work, why they measure ocean winds, and what the QuikScat mission accomplished during its time in orbit.
QuikScat: A Pioneer of Satellite Scatterometry (Video)
Visualization that captures sea surface temperature anomalies around the world from 1982 to 2017.
Sea surface temperature anomaly timeline: 1982-2017
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
This visualization shows the complex patterns of methane emissions produced globally from January 2018 to November 2018.
Video: Methane Sources
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
¿Qué planeta crees que la NASA ha explorado más? Así es: la Tierra.
Misión a la Tierra
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.
Quiz: Carbon and the climate
Quiz: Carbon and the climate
Cuanto más dióxido de carbono en la atmósfera, más energía queda atrapada y más calor hace.
Problema de gas
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'
The relentless rise of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.
Graphic: The relentless rise of carbon dioxide
An animation with voiceover narration showing the global ocean tides as a complex system of rotating and trapped waves with a mixture of frequencies.
Video: Global Ocean Tides
Salinity plays a major role in global ocean circulation and changes in salinity may impact regional and global climates. NASA's Aquarius mission is painting a global picture of our planet's salty waters.
Nuestra Tierra tiene fiebre. Nuestros científicos creen que la temperatura de la Tierra podría subir de 3 a 10 grados Fahrenheit durante este siglo.
La Tierra tiene fiebre
A view from one of our flying science laboratories over the ice in Greenland during Operation IceBridge.
Inside NASA's P-3 aircraft
A visualization of U.S. East Coast ocean flows
Video: Ocean Flow Vignettes
Earth discovered - Climate 365 graphic
Graphic: Earth, discovered
A visualization shows ocean currents circulating Pine Island Bay and flowing under Pine Island Glacier.
Video: Ocean Flows Under Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica
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.