Climate Change Answers
Scripps Institution of Oceanography is a global leader in climate change science. As the world faces unprecedented changes to climate, our experts have answered some of the most pressing questions about how climate change will affect the planet and people.
Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change
Human-produced carbon dioxide is one of the leading causes of climate change. Learn how this greenhouse gas is altering the planet.
Climate Change in California
The most populous state in the United States is also one of the most volatile when it comes to climate change. From wildfires to drought, California is already seeing the effects of an altered climate.
As the ocean absorbs more and more carbon dioxide, its pH is changing, threatening marine ecosystems like coral reefs and their many inhabitants.
California’s Marine Heat Waves
Large swaths of abnormally warm water have crept into California’s otherwise chilly coastline, damaging temperate ecosystems not accustomed to the tropical-like seas.
Climate Change in the Polar Regions
Some of the fastest-warming areas on the planet lie in the polar regions. These changes have implications that travel beyond their frozen frontiers.
Deoxygenation is the overall decline in the oxygen content of oceanic and coastal waters. This process in affecting marine environments and the organisms that call them home.
Climate Change Experts
Scripps Institution of Oceanography is a global leader in modern climate change research. Meet the researchers studying the ways Earth's climate is changing, advancing our understanding of the earth system, working to find solutions and develop mitigation strategies, and training the next generation of scientific and environmental leaders.