Modern climate change differs from natural climate change — also known as geologic climate change — because it is caused by humans and is occurring much faster than geologic climate change. Modern climate change is primarily driven by the effects of greenhouse gases, and is directly linked with human activities.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Climate Change website emphasizes adaptation, mitigation and engagement to address impacts to wildlife and natural habitat. USFWS’s efforts to address climate change issues are detailed in Rising to the Urgent Challenge: Strategic Plan for Responding to Accelerating Climate Change.
The USFWS Habitat and Resource Conservation website details current programs that can support conservation efforts across the nation.