Coral before and after bleaching
January 23, 2014

Yes, global warming is impacting species and habitats across America and around the world. According to the U.S.'s National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy, warmer temperatures, rising sea levels, and other climate-related changes are stressing countless species of plants, animals, and fish.

Heatwave without AC
January 23, 2014

Yes, health care providers and insurers alike recognize that global warming is a threat to humans.

2018 temperature anomaly map
January 23, 2014

Potential effects of global warming include sea level rise, more frequent and more extreme heat waves, intensification of wet and dry regional climate patterns.

Studying soot in snow
February 3, 2020

No. By a large majority, climate scientists agree that average global temperature today is warmer than in pre-industrial times, and that human activity is the primary contributing factor.

Lightning-sparked wildfire
January 23, 2014

Yes, there are, but the only new process on Earth that has been identified that can account for the significant tipping of Earth's carbon balance is human activity, including deforestation, biomass burning, cement production, and—especially—fossil-fuel emissions.

Aerosols along the Himalaya
January 23, 2014

Yes, human activities exert a cooling influence on Earth in several ways. Overall, this cooling influence is smaller than the warming influence of the heat-trapping gases humans put into the air.

Coalbrookdale by Night
January 23, 2014

There is overwhelming scientific evidence that Earth is warming and a preponderance of scientific evidence that human activities are the main cause.

Intermountain Power Plant
January 23, 2014

Yes, human activities have increased the abundance of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, which a large majority of climate scientists agree is the main reason for the 1.5°F (0.85°C) rise in average global temperature since 1880.

Temperature-projection map excerpt
August 24, 2020

Considering some locations experience temperature swings of 30°F or more in a single day, warming of 1.5°F (0.85°C) might seem small, but Earth's annual temperatures are very stable when climate isn't changing.

Okpilak Glacier
January 23, 2014

Our global historical temperature records can be trusted to represent changes in Earth's temperature over long time periods.

Pages