Support Our Work
Topics Section
Content from the entire website, organized by subject

All Topics: Climate Statistics,Basics,Causes,Greenhouse Gases,Impacts,Responses,Trends,Projections,Climate,Extremes,Drought,Flooding,Heat,Hurricanes,Wildfires,Carbon Storage,Water,Snow & Ice,Oceans & Coasts,Sea Level,Food & Agriculture,Flora & Fauna,Health,Business,Policy,Energy,Efficiency,Biofuels,Fossil Fuels,Nuclear,Renewable Energy,Weather,Extreme Weather,Solutions,Landscapes,Society,Geoengineering,States of Change

Here’s How Wildfire Pollution Harms Health

Warming temperatures combined with drought conditions are major factors for the increase in wildfires.

Breathing Fire

As climate change fuels large wildfires, the pollution they're releasing is making Americans sick and undermining decades of progress in clean…

Western Wildfires Undermining Progress on Air Pollution

Smoke pollution is leading to serious public health impacts as large wildfires across the American West become more frequent and destructive.…

Woods Placky on This Summer’s Extreme Weather

Attribution science is tricky, but hurricanes are fueled by warmer waters.

Brazil’s Worst Month Ever for Forest Fires Blamed on Human Activity

This September, Brazil saw more fires burning than any month on record.

These Major Weather Events Defined Summer 2017

While Harvey was the most damaging weather event this summer, there were other extremes in the U.S.

2017 Summer Review

See how the summer temperatures and rainfall compared to normal this year in these cities.

There’s a Wildfire Burning in West Greenland Right Now

It's a land known more for ice than fire, but a wildfire has flared up on Greenland's western edge.

This is British Columbia’s Second-Worst Wildfire Season. It’s Far From Over

Wildfires are raging across British Columbia. They're the latest sign of climate change in the northern forest.

Wildfire Season Is Scorching the West

The Western wildfire season is off to a busy start, as rising temperatures fuel more and larger wildfires.

Area Burned by Wildfires is Increasing

Climate change is one reason the area burned by western wildfires is increasing.

Number of Large Fires Rising in the West

The number of large wildfires in the West is rising and climate change is playing a role.

This Map Shows Warming’s Fingerprints on Weather

A new, interactive map shows where studies have found a discernible role for warming in extreme weather events.

The West Is on Fire As Heat Records Fall

A scorcher of a heat wave broke temperature records across the West and helped fuel new wildfires.

Global Warming Tipped Scales in Europe’s Heat Wave

A major heat wave that helped fuel deadly wildfires in Portugal was more likely because of global warming.

These NASA Images Show Siberia Burning Up

Large wildfires are becoming increasing common and severe in boreal forests around the world.

Climate Change Altering Droughts, Impacts Across U.S.

Climate change may be altering the characteristics and impacts of drought across the U.S.

Sharp Uptick in Wildfires Strains Great Plains Agencies

The number of large wildfires burning up swaths of the Great Plains rose 350 percent during 30 years.

100 Days of Climate

Over Trump's first 100 days, we're going to show what science tells us about our warming world.

Scientists: Get Used to Wildfires in a Warming World

Communities across the West will have to adapt to living with the ever-increasing threat of wildfires.