The impacts of climate change are already present in our everyday lives. Unnatural disasters and other long term heating trends are creating new dangers and challenges in the workplace and to local economies, are threatening public health and safety, and are negatively impacting the activities and traditions that we hold dear.

ImpactsUS is a nonpartisan communications project that empowers journalists and content creators to help people connect the dots between the climate crisis and their lives.

We identify, research, and capture compelling stories from local communities that illustrate how climate change is already showing up at our doorsteps.

THE MISSION Icon

ImpactsUS bridges the gap between the public’s desire to understand the role of climate impacts in their daily lives and the capacity of local storytellers to serve that demand.

We do this by identifying and researching local stories that illustrate how climate change is already showing up at our doorsteps and connecting with storytellers close to home to support their ability to tell those stories from a local perspective.

WHY IMPACTS Icon

$150 billion

The impacts of extreme climate events are costing the United States an estimated $150 billion each year across all regions.

ONLY 5%

Only 5% of local television segments about extreme weather events recently aired include the climate change context.

46% of Americans

Fewer than half (46%) of Americans are aware that people in the United States are being harmed “right now” by climate change.

WHO WE ARE Icon

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POLYANA DE OLIVEIRA

Digital Lead
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Benjamin Jervey

Project Lead
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ALEJANDRA CERNA RIOS

Project Lead