Current Impacts of Climate Change

Our planet’s climate is changing. Already, scientists have observed warming temperatures, rising seas and the earlier arrival of spring. These are just some of the impacts that may already be affecting the conservation priorities of land trusts across the United States. By learning more about current and predicted climate change impacts we can make management decisions that have a higher likelihood of protecting our priorities in the face of a changing climate.

Climate change is already impacting our planet. Current impacts include:

These impacts may vary by region, but in general have already been observed and present unique challenges for the conservation community. Land trusts are working to address current impacts as well as to consider predictions for the future as they work towards their resource stewardship objectives.

Learn more about what land trusts are doing to respond to climate change.

Learn more about climate change impacts with these key resources: