Global Climate Dashboard

Tracking climate change and natural variability over time

The heating influence of all human-produced greenhouse gases was 49 percent higher in 2022 than it was in 1990.

Since 1979, the extent of ice covering the Arctic Ocean at the end of summer has shrunk by more than 40 percent.

Atmospheric carbon dioxide has risen more than 50 percent since people began burning fossil fuels for energy.

The glaciers in a key reference network lost an average thickness of 94 feet between 1970 and 2023 (preliminary data).

The ocean is storing 91% of the excess heat from global warming, causing sea level rise, ice shelf retreat, and stress on marine life.

Sea level has risen 8-9 inches since 1880, and the rate of increase has accelerated over the satellite era.

Since the start of satellite observations in 1967, June snow cover has shrunk by 12.9 percent per decade.

The sun’s brightness does vary over time, but no changes have occurred that are big enough to cause observed global warming.

Earth's temperature has risen 0.14 degrees F per decade since 1880. The rate of warming has more than doubled since 1981.


Browse News & Features

Like a popular science magazine, News & Features offers stories, images, and videos for the science-interested public. From blogs, to FAQs, to long-read features, this section offers a deep dive into climate science and how climate change and variability affect what matters to us.

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Access to common climate maps, data, and tools. Search a dataset catalog, check the status of key environmental indicators with the Global Climate Dashboard, or browse the Data Snapshots collection to locate publication-quality images to grab and re-use.

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Teach Climate’s Teaching Climate section offers reviewed learning activities and curriculum materials, multimedia resources, and professional development opportunities for formal and informal educators who want to incorporate climate into their work.

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Build Resilience

A sister site to, the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides a central repository of climate and environmental data, tools, resources, expertise, and case studies geared toward improving our nation’s capacity to adapt to a variable and changing climate.

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