Global Warming & Climate Change Resources

Understanding Climate Change

 

These are just a few examples of research-based material from scientific organizations on global warming and its impacts. Many universities in the UCAR community and beyond also provide climate change resources on their websites. 

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Overviews
Impacts & Feedbacks
Current State of the Climate
Policy Considerations
For Students & Educators
Multimedia
Current climate news, views, and analysis

 


 

Overviews

NCAR & UCAR

Introduction to Climate Research at NCAR

Climate Change: Fitting the Pieces Together (UCAR's MetEd Program, requires free registration)

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Other research-based organizations

Climate Change (Environmental Protection Agency)

Climate Change: A Summary of the Science (The Royal Society of the UK)

Climate Change Guide, News, and Research (UK Met Office)

Climate Change Special Report (National Science Foundation)

Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet (NASA)

Climate Q&A (NASA Earth Observatory)

Feeling the Heat (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)

Learn More About Climate (University of Colorado)

To What Degree? What Science is Telling Us About Climate Change (National Science Foundation)

Understanding Climate (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Services)

Understanding Climate Change (Birch Aquarium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego)

Understanding & Responding to Climate Change (National Academy of Sciences)

 


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Impacts & Feedbacks

NCAR & UCAR

NCAR Field Guide to: Climate's Impact on Coral & Reef Systems

NCAR Field Guide to: Permafrost Research

Forests and Climate Change: What's Their Role in Global Warming?

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Other research-based organizations

Arctic Sea Ice News (National Snow & Ice Data Center)

Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (U.S. National Academy of Sciences)

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Key Findings (U.S. Global Change Research Program)

 


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Current State of the Climate

Global Climate Dashboard (graphs show current and past temperature, CO2, Sun's energy, sea level, Arctic sea ice, from NOAA Climate Services)

IGBP Climate-Change Index (annual updates from the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme)

State of the Climate (NOAA National Climatic Data Center)

USGS Benchmark Glaciers (U.S. Geological Survey)

 


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Policy Considerations

America's Climate Choices (U.S. National Academy of Sciences)

Climate Briefing Series - videos, podcasts (American Meteorological Society)

Energy Choices & Climate Change (Windows to the Universe)

Navigating the Numbers: Greenhouse Gas Data and International Climate Policy (World Resources Institute)

 


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For Students & Educators

NCAR & UCAR

Learning Resources: Climate (SPARK: UCAR Science Education)

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Other research-based organizations

A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change (U.S. EPA)

Climate & Global Change (Windows to the Universe)

Climate Kids (NASA)

Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences (U.S. Global Change Research Program)

Climate Change Wildlife & Wildlands Toolkit (U.S. Global Change Research Program)

 

 


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Multimedia

Video

America's Climate Choices: Advancing the Science of Climate Change (YouTube: National Research Council of the National Academies)

Climate Interviews & Animations (YouTube: NCAR & UCAR Science)

Eyes on the Earth 3D (NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

 


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Current climate news, views, and analysis from NCAR & UCAR

AtmosNews: Climate & Climate Change

 

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