Climate Change

Plant physiologist and soil scientist discuss research projects while physical science technician conducts mass spectrophotometer analysis of soil samples for carbon and nitrogen

USDA. Office of the Chief Economist.

Provides science-based, region-specific information on climate variability and climate change

National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council.

From more extreme weather to rising seas, the climate is changing in ways that pose increasing risks to people and ecosystems. Building on decades of work, the National Academies continue to provide objective advice from top experts to help the nation better understand, prepare for, and limit future climate change.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Contains efforts to address climate change and encourage international sustainable practices. Includes publications, event notices, and videos.

U.S. Geological Survey.

From the expansion of invasive species to wildfire, from drought to sea-level rise, climate change creates new and evolving challenges for ecosystems across the nation. The USGS National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) is a partnership-driven program that teams scientific researchers with natural and cultural resource managers and local communities to help fish, wildlife, waters, and lands across the country adapt to changing conditions.

U.S. General Services Administration. Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.

Find data related to climate change that can help inform and prepare America’s communities, businesses, and citizens. Examples include coastal flooding, food resilience, water, ecosystem vulnerability, human health, energy infrastructure,transportation, and the Arctic region. 

A partnership of federal agencies and organizations led by NOAA.

Provides resources and a framework for understanding and addressing the climate issues that impact people and their communities.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Examines the impact of climate change on crops, livestock and fisheries. Also looks at the international impact on agriculture and the food supply.

USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Presents USDA NIFA-funded projects focused on determining the interactions/effects among global change and climate with agricultural and forestry productions systems.

USDA. Forest Service.

The Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) is a web-based, national platform that connects land managers and decision makers with useable science to address climate change in natural resources planning and management.

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Provides an overview of climate change and agriculture as well as links to relevant datasets and reports.