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WikiProject Climate Change

The WikiProject Climate change (shortcut WP:PROCC ) is a collaborative effort to improve our articles related to any climate change throughout Earth's history, including human-caused global warming. 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 and global warming articles. The major focus should be on articles relating to human-caused climate change. This includes

  • physical causes and effects of global warming
  • 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. Following up on the Africa Climate Change workshop, we also have a Africa-specific task force.

Hot articlesEdit

If you like collaborative editing, please have a look at these articles which have been edited a lot over the last 7 days.

114 edits Coal in Turkey
81 edits Greta Thunberg
29 edits Climate change adaptation
26 edits Voyage of Greta Thunberg
18 edits Methane emissions
17 edits Greenhouse gas
16 edits Global warming
15 edits Physical impacts of climate change
15 edits Energy subsidy
13 edits 2019 UN Climate Action Summit

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 21 November 2019 by HotArticlesBot.


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

Maintenance and upkeepEdit

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

Inventorying project articles and providing for future housekeeping
1. Identify all the templates and categories related to the project, how they are used and what automatic processes are involved with them. Combine/merge/archive/update as needed. Where there are associated bots or automatic processes, test the expected behavior.

Place categories in #Categories etc.

2. Decide on the final details for a project banner (being discussed on talk page).

3. Define the trigger for having the project banner placed on articles. (This will probably be the manual placement of one or more category templates on the article).

4. Compare the set of articles that already have the old banner to the articles you would expect to have it based on step (3). Repair mismatches.

5. Get some expert help applying the project banner (2) to the definition in (3).

6. When done with steps 1-5, all of the project-related articles should have our project banner. Create a test article that includes the definition in (3) and verify it automatically added the test article and placed our project banner.

add some step by step tasks here


  1. Polish look and feel of this project page.
  2. Consider developing a project WP:ADVICEPAGE. Possible topics are citation, conflict management, .... (your ideas here).
  3. Ensure info for new participants is in synch, in terms of listing here and adding userboxes, and being listed in categories.


  • 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
  • Maintain the portal, currently located at Portal:Global warming
  • Identify articles for creation
  • Identify articles for improvement
  • Review importance and quality of existing articles

Article alertsEdit

Articles for deletion

Redirects for discussion

Good article nominees

Requested moves

Articles to be merged

Writing and improving articlesEdit

The articles linked on this pages can be monitored at Special:RecentChangesLinked/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Environment/Climate_change/to_do. Add and remove articles on the subpage: Wikipedia:WikiProject Environment/Climate change/to do
Requested articles
Discuss climate change articles for specific countries at

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

Art and Figures

Discuss which figures on climate change should be improved and how atWikipedia:WikiProject Environment/Climate change/Figures and art

By category cleanup listing

Suggestion on what to improve next

In general it might be best to improve articles which interest you and are highest importance and lowest quality (click links from numbers bottom left of table below) such as "stub" class high importance articles and "stub" and "start" class top importance articles. Some specific suggestions are:

Important articles in need of updating
Important articles that need a clean-up
  • Portal:Global warming needs a lot of work if we decide to keep it maintained. (portals without maintenance are subject to deletion)

Quality and assessmentEdit

See subpage at Wikipedia:WikiProject Climate change/Assessment

Possible project advice pagesEdit

Sort out the different listsEdit

Merge/rename as appropriate


Basic project structureEdit

Task forcesEdit

We already have one task force, focused on climate change in Africa. We need a way to advertise task forces on the main page. One option is to copy the method of our own parent project, WP:WikiProject Environment, which lists several task forces on their main page.


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.

Specific project start up tasks - Working areaEdit


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 (circa 1567) articles is in

Less clear whether these and similar should be included:

Category TreeEdit

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 "►":
Climate change(25 C, 129 P)
Climate change by continent(2 C, 3 P)
Climate change by country(25 C, 13 P)
Climate change conferences(1 C, 20 P)
Climate communication(1 C, 13 P)
Climate engineering(1 C, 29 P)
Climate change controversies(2 C, 11 P)
Economics and climate change(3 C, 34 P)
Climate feedbacks(1 C, 16 P)
Climate change in fiction(3 C, 11 P)
Climate fiction(1 C, 6 P)
Climate change mitigation(1 C, 65 P)
Climate change organizations(7 C, 174 P)
Politics of climate change(2 C, 15 P)
Climate change and society(3 C, 49 P)
Climate change treaties(1 C, 10 P)
Climate change stubs(119 P)
To display all subcategories click on the "►":
Climate(17 C, 112 P)
Climate by city(6 C, 22 P)
Climate by country(55 C, 46 P)
Climate by mountain range(3 C, 4 P)
Plants by climate(7 C)
Climate change(25 C, 129 P)
Atmospheric circulation(7 C, 16 P)
Climate patterns(37 P)
Climatology(8 C, 121 P)
Droughts(15 C, 15 P)
Climate history(8 C, 140 P)
Climate of Mars(5 P)
Seasons(15 C, 25 P)
Tropics(9 C, 22 P)
Atmospheric science stubs(3 C, 451 P)

Stub categoryEdit

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|Global warming}}
  • {{Portal|Environment}}
  • {{Portal|Renewable energy}}
  • {{Portal|Energy}}



Use {{WikiProject Climate change}} on all article talk pages relating to this project. It will produce:

WikiProject Climate change (Rated NA-class)
This page 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 page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

Add {{Community article probation|main page=Climate change|[[Wikipedia:General sanctions/Climate change probation]] for full information and to review the decision}} to the top of talk page articles.



The Global Warming and Climate Change Barnstar

To use, copy and paste the following and tweak the custom message

{{subst:barnstar|image=Global Warming and Climate Change Barnstar.png|text=custom message~~~~}}

Invitation TemplateEdit

Code Result
{{Template:WikiProject Climate change invite‎}}
  Please accept this invite to join WikiProject Climate change, where we work together to improve Wikipedia's content related to climate change.
Simply click here and follow the instructions to accept! {{{Signature}}}

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

Stub templatesEdit

Project SubpagesEdit



Main tool page here
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.