Explore Climate Impacts
Ecosystems across the nation will be increasingly affected by a changing climate. Understanding and evaluating the climate change impacts that may impact a particular region or system is an important first step in adapting to climate change. This interactive map can help users explore how climate change may affect the region and ecosystems that they work within.
The climate change impact statements presented in the tool are summarized from published reports within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. Some sections of the Midwest and Northeast have more detailed information about anticipated climate impacts drawn from ecosystem-based vulnerability assessments led by the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science. Other regions contain summarized information from the National Climate Assessment.
The Explore Climate Impacts interactive map is a companion to the Adaptation Workbook, a structured process to consider the potential effects of climate change, providing steps of design land management and conservation actions that can help prepare for changing conditions.