NASA's Global Climate Change website tracks key indicators of climate change
NASA's Global Climate Change website tracks key indicators of climate change, include the retreat of glaciers and the shrinking of ice sheets around the world. Image credit: Shutterstock
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NASA has relaunched its Webby Award-winning website, Global Climate Change, with enhanced interactive features that play on any mobile device, state-of-the-art visuals, and new sections on climate change solutions and the people behind the science.

First launched in 2008, the Global Climate Change website provides easy-to-understand information about the causes and effects of climate change and the ways NASA studies them, along with the latest climate news from the agency, graphics and visualizations. The URL is:

http://climate.nasa.gov

Highlights of the redesign include:

-- An improved Vital Signs dashboard, providing interactive charts with continuously updated data on atmospheric carbon dioxide, sea level rise, Arctic ice extent, global temperature and other key indicators of climate change

-- Visualizations of change over time from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

-- A section that focuses on science and technology advances that are providing essential data for adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change

-- Making a Difference, a section that highlights NASA's climate researchers and the work they do

The updated site retains popular features of the earlier version, including the Images of Change gallery, the Climate Time Machine and the Eyes on the Earth data visualization tool.

The website is optimized for most mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

"NASA is a world leader in Earth system science and climate research, and it's important that we make the content of our work accessible to the general public," said Peg Luce, deputy director of NASA's Earth Science Division. "The continuing popularity and recognition of this site underscores the need for credible resources with timely climate change information."

For more information on NASA's Earth Science Program, visit:

http://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/ and

http://www.nasa.gov/earthrightnow/


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Alan Buis
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
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Written by Carol Rasmussen
NASA Earth Science News Team

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