We hope that ClimateYou helps you to learn more about global climate change. If you want to continue learning about this fascinating and important topic, the resources listed below are a good starting point.
To learn more about climate change, its impacts, and how to respond, visit the links listed below. Don’t get bogged down in the details. Instead, try to grasp the main concepts.
Perhaps the best place to start to learn more about climate change is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report. The full report is quite long and technical, but the summaries of each working group (Climate Science; Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability; and Mitigation) are great places to learn more about climate change. Also, specific sections of the report correspond very nicely to parts of the Learn section on ClimateYou.
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies – Scientists at NASA GISS conduct research on a wide range of topics connected to global climate change. The GISS website is a good source of data for climate change science.
Climate Change Policies
There are many ways to take action against climate change. Voice your concerns by directly contacting your elected representatives. You can find their email addresses at the Library of Congress sitethomas.gov.
Keep up to date with the latest news in climate change, including the passage of new national and international laws and regulations. You’ll have to follow the policy changes in your local area on your own.
- Pew Center on Global Climate Change – The Pew Center provides an overview of all levels of climate change policy. The interactive maps are a great way to find out about the climate policies in your state.
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – The UNFCCC Provides information on the international efforts to combat global climate change, including the Kyoto Protocol, which will expire in 2012, and follow-on agreements.
Many colleges and universities, government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are actively working to slow global climate change. Whether you are interested in studying climate change, pursuing a career in the field, or are curious how these institutions are addressing the issues, the links below can help you. There is even a link for some of our youngest readers.
- The Earth Institute at Columbia University
- Climate Institute
- Climate Solutions
- Climate Progress
- EPA for Kids
News and Media
Sources of many of the articles we post on the blog.
Links to other blogs that discuss topics similar to those on our website.
Please send us any links you think would be good to post on ClimateYou.