Climate Change

From the unique vantage point in space, NASA collects critical long-term observations of our changing planet.

Science crew members retrieve a canister from melt ponds on the Arctic Ocean.

Using five decades of satellite, airborne, ground, and space-station based observations, NASA-funded researchers are working to understand Earth's evolving, interconnected systems and to decipher natural and human-caused changes. Those space-based views are supplemented by cutting-edge modeling tools, new technologies for observation, and hundreds of scientists and engineers. “NASA is committed to empowering scientists, decisionmakers, and people around the world to make data-based decisions when it comes to climate," says NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.