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
- 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
- The Independent
- Top climate scientist James Hansen on Ted Talks
- Slideshow by Kevin Anderson, University of Manchester
- Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
- PBS Frontline
- Forward on Climate Rally
- Want to learn even more? Dig deeper?
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.