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This WikiProject supports articles about all aspects of climate change including mechanisms, effects, emissions sources, solutions, biographies, and country-specific issues.

WikiProject Climate change is a collaborative effort to improve our articles related to climate change. The WikiProject covers topics related to the causes of climatic change, the effects of climate change, and how society responds in terms of adaptation, mitigation and social and political change. The WikiProject can help bring people together with different expertise and backgrounds. The figures page coordinates work among those who want to work on figures and graphs

Feel free to join this project by adding your user name to the list of participants!

Tools and advice[edit]

  • Use and contribute to a style guide for climate change articles

Guidance videos[edit]

User:Phoebe presentation about WikiProject Climate Change at Wikimania 2019, her part starts at 6:32 into the recording.

Recordings of presentations that explain how to contribute to the objectives of WikiProject Climate change and how to edit climate change related articles are collated in this section:

  • Recording of a webinar (November 2020): As part of #Wiki4Climate, a week of Wikipedia editing on climate change topics, User:Phoebe takes us through how Wikipedia works and how to get started as a new editor. See third video in Youtube Playlist here. Or see direct link on Youtube here: (cannot be hyperlinked for technical reasons).
  • Recording of a presentation at Wikimania (August 2019): User:Phoebe presented in this session. Video clip available in Wikimedia Commons, see thumbnail on the right. Presentation slides available here.


Editing in a controversial topic[edit]

As climate change has historically been a controversial topic on Wikipedia, it has been marked as a Contentious topic. This means there is 'extra protection' against disruptive editing, POV pushing and incivility. You can place {{Contentious topics/talk notice|cc}} on article talk pages. Make sure to inform individual editors that the topic area is marked as a contentious topic on their talk page using {{subst:alert|cc}}. Editors never informed of any contentious topic should be alerted with {{subt:alert/first|cc}}.

When you find yourself in a disagreement, remember to focus on content and make sure you are using high-quality sourcing. You can get help with content disputes by using dispute resolution, for instance by asking for a third opinion.

Other languages[edit]

You can use the content in the English Wikipedia articles to improve other language versions. Useful links:


94 edits Riz Possnett
93 edits Greenhouse effect
47 edits House Energy Rating
32 edits Climate change in Maine
32 edits Solar panel
29 edits Climate change adaptation
29 edits Electricity sector in China
23 edits Climate change in Spain
19 edits United States Climate Alliance
18 edits Fossil fuel subsidies

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 6 June 2023 by HotArticlesBot.

Get the most recent pageviews from Massviews Tool. Or run your own query here. To provide a snapshot, the values in March 2022 were:

  • Total pageviews about 10 million for the 1-month period 25 Feb to 27 March 2022.
  • 328,000 pageviews per day (average value for the same time period).
  • This is for 3253 articles that are in the Category on Climate Change (note: the number of articles with the WikiProject Climate Change tag is slightly higher, see table on the right).
  • Statistically it means about 100 pageviews per climate change article per day. However, many articles get far higher pageviews and many get far fewer. The Top-10 Climate change related Wikipedia articles in March were in descending order: Keystone Pipeline (21,090 per day), Don't Look Up, Great Reset, Antarctica (5,846 per day), David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, Climate change (4,725 per day), Air pollution, Natural gas, Car (3,554 per day).


In order to monitor climate change related articles, place this page, the to-do list below, and any other pages on your watchlist.

Ongoing tasks[edit]

  • Place information about climate change on pages about countries, cities, politicians.
  • Place the {{WikiProject Climate change}} tag on the talk pages of articles and other pages that are within the scope of this WikiProject
  • Find editors who have shown interest in this subject and ask them to take a look here
  • Identify articles for creation
  • Identify articles for improvement
  • Review importance and quality of existing articles
  • Review drafts submitted by other users that can be turned into new article
  • Identify articles that exist in other languages, and translate relevant content to English (especially if the articles in the other language version have more content than the English version)

Article alerts[edit]


Did you know

Articles for deletion

Proposed deletions

Good article nominees

Requested moves

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

(19 more...)

Writing and improving articles[edit]

Monitor the articles linked on this pages or improve the list itself.

Needs an article

Requested articles from redirects

Discuss climate change articles for specific countries at

Wikipedia:WikiProject Environment/Climate change/Climate change articles by country

Key articles in need of updating
Key articles that need a clean-up
Key articles that need expansion
  • Portal:Climate change needs a lot of work if we decide to keep it maintained. (portals without maintenance are subject to deletion)
Automated list of articles with various clean-up tags



Ongoing or future[edit]

Past events[edit]

Communication channels[edit]

The main on-wiki communication channels are generally the article, user or project talk pages, such as the talk page of this WikiProject, see here.

If you feel like a more "personal" way of communicating with members of this WikiProject or other people who want to edit climate change content on Wikipedia then we recommend this Slack channel called "Wiki4Climate" to you: Join Slack channel. It was established in November 2020 to support the first online edit-a-thon on climate change topics and it was decided to keep it running for the foreseeable future. You are welcome to join, the more the merrier.

There is also a Twitter Handle @Wiki4Climate that you can follow (and help populate as we plan to rotate the owners of this twitter handle).

Welcoming and WikiLove[edit]

Global Warming and Climate Change Barnstar.png Global Warming and Climate Change Barnstar
WikiGlobal Warming Barnstar.png Global Warming and Climate Change Barnstar

Userbox templates[edit]

Code Result
{{Template:User interest climate}}
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{{Template:User interest climate change}}
Earth Eastern Hemisphere.jpgThis user is interested in
Climate Change
{{Template:User Climate change WP}} Usage
{{Template:User WikiProject Climate change}} Usage

Categories and portals[edit]


Listing of categories

A list of some of the major categories is included here in case this is useful, but also to try to stimulate any discussion of scope of project. Other Categories exist as shown in the Category tree below.


A fairly(?) comprehensive list of (over 2000) articles is in

Less clear whether these and similar should be included:

Category Tree

In case you don't know about this tool, it's under "special pages" (under "upload file" and "what links here"). For example, see the tree for cat Climate Change NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 16:31, 26 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The template {{category tree all}} can display an entire tree without needing an extra click. UnitedStatesian (talk) 22:04, 26 August 2019 (UTC):Reply[reply]
To display all subcategories click on the "►":
To display all subcategories click on the "►":
Climate(14 C, 21 P)
Climate by city(6 C, 23 P)
Climate by country(67 C, 52 P)
Climatology(11 C, 62 P)
Atmospheric circulation(7 C, 23 P)
Climate change(10 C, 85 P)
Climate history(4 C, 13 P)
Climate of Mars(5 P)
Climate patterns(4 C, 12 P)
Trees by climate(7 C, 2 P)
Climate zones(1 C, 11 P)
Stub category

Category:Climate change stubs has now been created to collect stub articles within the scope of this project. Please feel free to put the e {{climate-change-stub}} template onto any article that should be in the category.

I am thinking 'Atmospheric science stubs' should be a sub category of Climate Change stubs rather than the other way around as it has been set up. crandles (talk) 19:16, 7 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Add these portals where relevant:

This code produces the portal boxes shown to the right:

  • {{Portal|Climate change}}
  • {{Portal|Environment}}
  • {{Portal|Renewable energy}}
  • {{Portal|Energy}}

Project subpages[edit]

Full List

In this wikipediaspace:

WikiProject Climate change
Wikipedia talk:
WikiProject Climate change




WikiProject Climate Change used to have the following task forces, which were marked as Historical in April 2023:

  1. ^ Day, John W.; Christian, Robert R.; Boesch, Donald M.; Yáñez-Arancibia, Alejandro; Morris, James; Twilley, Robert R.; Naylor, Larissa; Schaffner, Linda; Stevenson, Court (1 July 2008). "Consequences of Climate Change on the Ecogeomorphology of Coastal Wetlands". Estuaries and Coasts. pp. 477–491. doi:10.1007/s12237-008-9047-6. Retrieved 27 April 2023.