Despite uncertainties about pace and magnitude, climate change is a reality. The National Climate Assessment confirms that warming trends and related impacts have been observed in the United States. Land trusts are working to understand and account for climate changes in their work. You can learn more about defining the problem and working towards solutions from the links below.

U.S. average temperature has increased by 1.3°F to 1.9°F since record keeping began in 1895; most of this increase has occurred since about 1970. Click on this image to read more from the U.S. National Climate Assessment.

You can also browse our library or learn more about specific impacts to land types that land trusts typically manage.