Climate influences the environment, natural resources, the economy, and other aspects of life in all parts of the world. Natural and human contributions to changes in climate may have substantial environmental, economic, and societal consequences. Decision-makers, resource managers, and other interested individuals need reliable science-based information to make informed decisions regarding policy and actions. In order to understand climate change and its impacts, we need to understand some of the range and complexity of the climate system itself.
Climate Change Information Highlights
1. What is the Difference between Weather and Climate?
2. What is Climate Change?
3. What is the Difference between Climate Change and Climate Variability?
4. The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change
5. Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural Production
Conservation and Climate Change
Comet 2.0 is the latest NRCS greenhouse gas estimation tool available for farmers, landowners and agricultural producers. The on-line tool estimates greenhouse gas (GHG) emission changes in soil carbon sequestration, fuel-use and fertilizer use. Read more.
We have developed a qualitative ranking of NRCS Conservation Practice Standards which can be effectively applied to the Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Sequestration Resource Concern. Read more.
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