The Climate Change Response Program was organized by the National Park Service to provide scientific information, guidance and recommendations that can help reduce the impacts of global climate change on the natural resources within our national parks. Climate change is a challenge that the National Park Service continues to monitor and manage as it works to conserve park resources and allow for all people to enjoy their national parks. As part of its committment to making a difference, the Climate Change Response Program creates materials that communicate why climate change is a global issue.
This video demonstrates how melting land ice, such as glaciers or ice sheets, raises sea level. See how warming in far-away places like Antarctica matters to people on coasts world-wide. Teachers can repeat this demonstration with inexpensive materials.
To learn more about what the National Park Service is doing about climate change, visit the Climate Change Response Program's resources webpage.