Explore four impacts of climate change—sea level rise, higher air and ocean temperatures, changing rain patterns, and ocean acidification— that can cause major damage. Learn how ecosystems and human system services are affected by these four impacts, and explore how climate adaptation strategies can reduce the damage caused by climate change.

Background Essay, Discussion Questions, & Teaching Tips [PDF]

This concluding interactive builds on two prior interactives, Carbon Dioxide and the Carbon Cycle and Earth’s Energy Flows and Climate.

For the interactive, visit PBS Learning Media.