February 4 - March 12, 2020
Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Bioengineering Building
Colorado State University
700 Meridian Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80523
As we add more greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, more heat is trapped, and the climate warms. Warmer temperatures cause other changes to other aspects of climate. For example, changes in precipitation are causing droughts to become more frequent in some places and more heavy rainfall to be more frequent in other places.
Changes in the climate are causing changes in other aspects of our planet. Sea levels are rising as glaciers melt and seawater warms, more plant and animal species are facing extinction, the distribution of many diseases is changing, and sea ice is melting. Scientists, both at NCAR and around the world, are tracking these and other impacts. Below are some of the actions that you can take.
Share your climate story.
Earth’s climate is changing and affecting people and places in a variety of ways. When you visit this exhibit you will have the opportunity to share your personal experiences, observations, and perspectives about climate issues as they relate to your community.
Whether or not you are at the exhibit, you can join the national conversation on social media to read and share stories about how we are all impacted by and responding to climate change. Post your climate story with the hashtags #MyClimateStory and #NCARTravelingClimate
Help stop climate change.
We can make decisions—as individuals, communities, and societies—that help slow and stop climate change. We can switch to energy sources that don’t emit greenhouse gases and plan communities that are more environmentally friendly. Even smaller changes in our daily lives, like buying fewer household goods or taking public transit, can help. You can also become a citizen scientist and monitor climate change and its impacts in your local area.
- Learn more about how to solve climate change at the NASA Climate Solutions page.
- Use the Cool Climate Calculator, carbon footprint estimator, to figure out how much greenhouse gas you are emitting and how to cut down.
- Become a citizen scientist with projects listed in the SciStarter Climate Citizen Science Projects.
- Make observations of the environment with The GLOBE Observer App.
- Check out the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit to learn how to decrease your community’s vulnerability to climate impacts.
Teach others about climate change.
The organization listed below develop and share educational resources that help students and the public learn about our climate, how it’s changing, and what we can do to help.
- The GLOBE Program
- UCAR Center for Science Education
- Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
- NASA Global Climate Change
- NOAA Teaching Climate
Learn more about climate.
- What Is Climate?
- Why Earth Is Warming
- Why Does Climate Change?
- The Greenhouse Effect
- Climate Videos
- The Impacts of Climate Change on Water and Ice
- NASA Global Climate Change
- History of Climate Science Research