Wikipedia:WikiProject Climate change

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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:

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.

119 edits Climate change in Kenya
108 edits Climate change in Sri Lanka
85 edits Water in Africa
78 edits David Wratt
62 edits Hydrogen economy
60 edits Climate change in Turkey
49 edits Climate change and agriculture
46 edits Climate emergency declaration
45 edits Climate change and poverty
43 edits Climate change in Nigeria

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 4 December 2020 by HotArticlesBot.


Learn more about the most visible climate change related articles on the monthly report at /popular_articles or get the latest stats from the Massviews Tool

Style guide and possible sourcesEdit

  • Help contribute to a style guide for climate change articles here


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

If you are looking for easy ways to get started, we have a guide for easy edits here

Maintenance and upkeepEdit

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


Article alertsEdit

Did you know

Good article nominees

Featured article reviews

Good article reassessments

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

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
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

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

Important articles in need of updating
Important articles that need a clean-up
Negative-emissions related articles
  • Portal:Climate change 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

See the assessment log

Possible project advice pagesEdit

Sort out the different listsEdit


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.



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).


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.

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.

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 "►":
Climate change(10 C, 49 P)
To display all subcategories click on the "►":
Climate(12 C, 17 P)
Climate by city(6 C, 24 P)
Climate by country(58 C, 47 P)
Climate by mountain range(3 C, 4 P)
Climatology(10 C, 58 P)
Atmospheric circulation(7 C, 20 P)
Climate history(4 C, 9 P)
Climate of Mars(5 P)
Climate patterns(3 C, 13 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|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.
If you are looking for ways to improve this article, we recommend checking out our style guide: Wikipedia:WikiProject Climate change/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.

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}}}


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

{{Global Warming and Climate Change Barnstar|put your message here ~~~~}}
  Global Warming and Climate Change Barnstar


{{Global Warming and Climate Change Barnstar|put your message here ~~~~|alt}}
  Global Warming and Climate Change Barnstar

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

Full List

In this wikipediaspace:

WikiProject Climate change