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WikiProject Climate Change

The WikiProject Climate change (shortcut WP:PROCC ) is a collaborative effort to improve our articles related to human-caused climate change, as well as to climate change throughout Earth's history. For more information about WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProjects and Wikipedia:WikiProject best practices.

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


This WikiProject Climate change covers all climate change articles. The major focus should be on articles relating to human-caused climate change. This includes

  • physical causes and physical effects
  • effects on the biosphere
  • effects on humans
  • mitigation, adaptation and geo-engineering
  • politics & public opinion/protest

Many articles might include both physical and social aspects. The WikiProject can help bring people together with different expertise.


There are also currently three focused areas / task forces:

Guidelines, tools and adviceEdit

Tools and adviceEdit

  • Use and contribute to a style guide for climate change articles
  • See /sources for guidance on sourcing and a collection of high quality sources.

Citing correctly from the IPCC reportsEdit

You can use the premade citations of IPCC assessment reports which can be found at Wikipedia:IPCC citation and Wikipedia:IPCC citation/AR6 for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. They are available in different citation styles (long and short style).

General guidance videosEdit

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.

Tagging articles and editing in a controversial topicEdit

Any articles that are within the scope of this project should be tagged with the project banner WikiProject Climate change. You may also find {{WikiProjectBanners}} useful.

As climate change can be a controversial topic, our pages have 'extra protection' against disruptive editing, POV pushing and incivility, called WP:Discretionary sanctions. You can place {{Ds/talk notice|cc|long}} on the article talk page. Make sure to inform individual editors of the discretionary sanctions in a friendly way on their talk page using {{subst:alert|cc}}, as only informed editors will be kept to the higher standards.

Languages other than EnglishEdit

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

  • There is a page on meta which compares the main climate change Wikipedia article across several languages here.
  • There is also a climate translation project here.
  • A previous discussion on the different aspects of working across several languages is available here.


41 edits Renewable energy
36 edits Tokata Iron Eyes
25 edits Air pollution
24 edits Sustainability
21 edits Environmental conflict
21 edits Climate change in Uganda
20 edits Environmental impact of meat production
17 edits Oil and gas in Turkey
14 edits Global NCAP
13 edits Climate change vulnerability

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 25 June 2022 by HotArticlesBot.

Get the most recent pageviews from Massviews Tool. 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.

Sections of this list may overlap or repeat, if you can help organize it, please do

Generic ongoing tasksEdit

  • 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 alertsEdit

Did you know

Articles for deletion

Proposed deletions

Featured article reviews

Requested moves

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

Writing and improving articlesEdit

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

Sort out the different listsEdit


Ongoing or futureEdit

Past eventsEdit

Communication channelsEdit

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).

Categories, portals and templatesEdit


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)

The template {{category tree all}} can display an entire tree without needing an extra click. UnitedStatesian (talk) 22:04, 26 August 2019 (UTC):
To display all subcategories click on the "►":
To display all subcategories click on the "►":
Climate(13 C, 19 P)
Climate by city(6 C, 23 P)
Climate by country(62 C, 49 P)
Climatology(11 C, 62 P)
Atmospheric circulation(7 C, 22 P)
Climate history(4 C, 12 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)


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}}

Talk page templatesEdit

WikiProject Climate change (Rated NA-class)
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject Climate change, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Climate change on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
NA This article has been rated as NA-Class on the project's quality scale.
If you are looking for ways to improve this article, we recommend checking out our style guide
  • Add {{Ds/talk notice|topic=cc|style=long}} to the top of talk page articles to notify editors that the article falls under WP:Discretionary sanctions, making it easier to deal with disruptive editors.

Welcoming and WikiloveEdit

  Global Warming and Climate Change Barnstar
  Global Warming and Climate Change Barnstar
  The Warming stripes Barnstar
Or use this image from Commons

Userbox templatesEdit

Code Result
{{Template:User interest climate}}
 This user is interested in
{{Template:User interest climate change}}
 This user is interested in
Climate Change
{{Template:User Climate change WP}} Usage
{{Template:User WikiProject Climate change}} Usage

Project subpagesEdit

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In this wikipediaspace:

WikiProject Climate change