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- Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now and are expected to increase
- This map shows current and projected effects of climate change on various regions of the United States.
- Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation [Map]
- The Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map shows the types of vegetation that occur across the Arctic, between the ice-covered Arctic Ocean to the north and the northern limit of forests to the south. Environmental and climatic conditions are extreme, with a short growing season and low summer temperatures. As one moves southward (outward from map's center in all directions), the amount of warmth available for plant growth increases considerably.