Our planet is experiencing significant and accelerated climate change caused by greenhouse gases emitted by human activities.
The effects are being felt on all continents and are predicted to become more and more intense, with severe consequences for our economies and societies.
To stop climate change from getting worse, we must take action to cut greenhouse gas emissions significantly and adapt to the changes happening now and in the future to limit the damage.
Impacts from climate change are happening now. These impacts extend well beyond an increase in temperature, affecting ecosystems and communities in the United States and around the world. Things that we depend upon and value — water, energy, transportation, wildlife, agriculture, ecosystems, and human health — are experiencing the effects of a changing climate.