climate change

Catch a breeze. Turn on the lights. Wind power is growing...

Wind power will turn on the lights in 35 percent of U.S. homes by 2050, preventing millions of tons of greenhouse gases and other polluting emissions.

Green diplomacy: Racing to plant a forest

Running a 10-kilometer race will burn calories and improve your health. Beyond those benefits, an annual footrace contributes to reforestation and erosion prevention in...

Obama calls climate change our biggest threat

In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama touched on a range of global challenges, but declared the environment his top concern. “No challenge...

White House science adviser wants to hear from you about climate...

If you need answers on climate change, just ask the White House. In November, White House science adviser John Holdren asked the public to submit questions...

Kerry: A global agreement is necessary to address climate change

Climate change poses one of the greatest threats now facing humanity, and no global climate agreement alone is going to stop it, U.S. Secretary...

Climate change is changing how we act

As part of the effort to fight global climate change, the White House has identified 16 U.S. cities cutting carbon pollution through everyday acts. Cities such as...
Taxis in flooded parking lot (AP Images)

President Obama needs your help fighting climate change [video]

We are the last generation that can do something about climate change, President Obama says. Learn what you can do to help.

Celebrities join in the fight against climate change [video]

"One day we will wake up to find we have literally changed the face of the Earth," actor Morgan Freeman says in this video,...
Heat map of the Earth (NASA)

Climate change is speeding up. Watch the planet’s temperature rise. [video]

This time-lapse map makes it clear that our planet is rapidly getting warmer. Nine of the Earth’s warmest years since 1880 have occurred after...