Meet the Challenges of a Changing Climate

Find a framework and tools to understand and address climate issues that impact people and their communities.

Explore the Toolkit
For many Americans, adapting to new climate conditions means developing new expertise. Decision makers across the nation are using data and tools to confront their climate threats, identify vulnerabilities, and reduce their risks from the impacts of climate​ variability and change.

Watch our three-minute video to learn about the purpose and components of the Climate Resilience Toolkit.

Or scroll down to explore features of the site. You’ll find:

  • Steps to Resilience framework
  • Case studies
  • Science-based tools
  • Easy-to-understand topic narratives
  • Access to authoritative reports, regional experts, and training courses
  • Climate Explorer visualization tool
Steps To Resilience
Individuals, businesses, and communities can respond to the challenges of our changing climate. This framework can guide you through the process of planning and implementing resilience-building projects.
Case Studies
Communities and businesses across the nation are taking action to confront their climate threats, reduce their vulnerability to climate-related impacts, and build resilience to extreme events. Use Case Studies to see how other people are building resilience for their businesses and in their communities.
Looking for climate data? Need to compile a Climate Vulnerability Assessment or Adaptation Plan? Our catalog of more than 200 digital tools can help you take steps to build resilience, from engaging a community to developing a climate action plan. Here's one example of the tools in our catalog:
Find Experts

Locate climate science and service centers that can help you build resilience

Training Courses

Acquire tools, skills, and knowledge to manage climate-related risks and opportunities


Access climate-related reports issued by government agencies and scientific organizations

Climate Explorer
This visualization tool provides interactive graphs and maps of climate projections and observations. It can display historical temperature and precipitation observations for hundreds of climate stations, and offers map layers of valued assets and climate threats.
The Climate Explorer is a research application built to support the Toolkit
Image Credits: 

Landing panel: A bald eagle soars over the Skagit River in Washington. This photo was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2015 NOAA Fisheries photo contest, and is by Valerie Elliott from the NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region, Oregon/Washington Coastal Office. Image credit: NOAA Fisheries West Coast under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr.