Climate Resources

Learn the basics of climate change and get the latest climate news

  • Need to start with the basics? This is a great place to begin!

  • A clearinghouse for climate data from NOAA, NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies.

  • What We Know: The Reality, Risks and Response to Climate Change report from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Download the full report.

  • An independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public.

  • Great explanations of what peer reviewed science has to say about global warming.

  • This site is a collaboration among many media voices weighing in on climate news: The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, The Guardian, Grist, Mother Jones, Slate, Wired, and PBS’s public-affairs show Need To Know. @climatedesk on Twitter

  • This is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the international group that releases the reports we’re always hearing about in the news.

  • Global climate movement active in over 188 countries.

  • Current news and assessments by The Center for American Progress: an independent educational, public policy research, and advocacy organization.

  • Article in Rolling Stone

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math

  • The Independent

World on course for catastrophic 6 degree rise, reveal scientists

  • Top climate scientist James Hansen on Ted Talks

Why I must speak out about climate change

  • Slideshow by Kevin Anderson, University of Manchester

Climate change: going beyond dangerous

  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

Beyond ‘dangerous’ climate change: emission scenarios for a new world


Why going green isn’t enough

  • PBS Frontline

Climate of Doubt

  • Forward on Climate Rally

Footage from rally on Feb 17, 2013

  • Want to learn even more? Dig deeper?

Massive open online courses give a much deeper learning experience for those interested


Especially for Children, Parents and Teachers

  • A Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Activity Book—Discover Your Changing World: Ten Activities to Introduce You to the Essential Principles of Climate Science from the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Association (NOAA):

  • Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)—Reviewed collection of educational resources to help build students’ understanding of the core ideas in climate and energy science.

  • U.S. Global Change Research Program—Resources for educators

  • U.S. Geological Survey lesson plans and teaching aids for grades K–6, grades 7–12, and undergraduates

  • U.S. Department of Energy teacher resources and weather and climate lesson plans for grades 3-12.