Available information on climate change is abundant online, but much of it is misleading or misrepresents the science. For more introductory information on climate change, we recommend the following reputable sources.
Readings Recommended by the EPA
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a very complete site on climate change with many resources and links.
- EPA’s Climate Change Web site: www.epa.gov/climatechange
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: http://www.ipcc.ch
- Climate Change Science Program: http://www.climatescience.gov
- NASA’s Global Warming Web site: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Library/GlobalWarmingUpdate
- NASA’s Climate Change—Eyes on the Earth Web site: http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov
Websites Recommended by “Real Climate”
RealClimate is an organization of climate scientists and one of most trusted resources in the fields of global warming and climate change. They provide a bridge between the scientific community and the general public. Here is a list of information resources they recommend:
- National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR): Weather and Climate Basics
- Nova and Frontline: Whats Up With the Weather
- Pew Center: Global Warming Basics
- NASA: Global Warming Update
- National Academy of Science: Understanding and Responding to Climate Change
- Encyclopedia of Earth: Climate Change Collection
- Tom Rees, Ph.D.: Global Warming FAQ
- Scott Mandia, SUNY Suffolk: Global Warming: Man or Myth?
- “Climate Literacy The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences” (NOAA, NSF, AAAS): Climate Literacy PDF