websites


Climate Communication: Science and Outreach

This site provides links to multiple climate-related resources such as reports, articles, websites, videos, and educational materials.

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Preaching for the Planet

Interfaith Messages on Climate Change Sermon video clips from the National Preach-In on Climate Change. Length: 3 to 4.5 minutes each

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COMET’s MetEd Modules

The MetEd website provides education and training resources on numerous topics including climate science and climate change. MetEd is populated and maintained by the COMET® Program. All MetEd...

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Climate Central

The following Climate Central sites provide fact sheets and video clips that can be used with public audiences. Archive page:

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Climate Change: What You Can Do

Useful information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about how individuals can address climate change at home, on the road, at the office, and at school.

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Climate Nexus Graphics and Facts Sheets

Summary background information on topics such as climate change in Antarctica, public health, the jet stream, the carbon budget, and more.

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Global Warming and Climate Change – Frequently Asked Questions

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has assembled some of the questions most often heard about Earth's climate and answered them based on the current state of scientific...

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Climasphere

Climasphere.org aggregates up-to-date climate related news and content from sources and organizations across the globe.

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National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics...

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Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)

The CLEAN project, a part of the National Science Digital Library, provides a reviewed collection of resources coupled with the tools to enable an online community to share and discuss teaching...

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Resources for Educators from the U.S. Global Change Research Program

This site provides guides on climate land energy literacy; climate change, wildlife, and wildlands; as well as regional climate change education videos from the National Park...

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Interactive Learning Modules

The COMET® Program at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) offers a suite of climate change modules that have been selected for the K-12 community.  

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Skeptical Science -- Global Warming and Climate Change Myths

John Cook, the physicist who maintains the very informative and useful web site, Skeptical Science, has provided a summary of global warming and climate change myths versus what science says.

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Spanish Language Resources

The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (University of Arizona) and the U.S. Global Climate Change Research Program (USGCRP) have collaborated to provide Spanish versions of...

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Audubon Society climate impact report

In 2014, the Audubon society released a massive, in-depth study on birds and climate change in North America. Check out their...

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Getting The Picture – A climate education resource

Earth Vision Institute welcomes you to Getting The Picture: Our Changing Climate, an innovative online multimedia tool for climate education. Acclaimed...

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Global Change Information System

Global Change Information System Connecting global change resources.

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GlobalChange.gov

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) was established by Presidential Initiative in 1989 and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to “assist the...

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Climate Stories Project

Climate Stories Project is an educational and artistic forum for sharing stories about personal and community responses to climate change.

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videos


Steroids, Baseball and Climate Change

What do home runs and weather extremes have in common? A lighthearted animation explaining why some people call carbon dioxide (and the other greenhouse gases) the steroids of...

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How is Dog Walking Like Weather and Climate?

In this Siffer, TeddyTV animated short, the relationship between trend and variation are explained with an excellent analogy to a man walking his dog. There is much more variation in the path...

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The Changing Planet: Rising Sea Levels

In the past century, as the climate has warmed, sea level rise has accelerated. Scientists predict it will only increase, and they're studying changes in the ocean and land to better understand...

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The Changing Planet: Infectious Diseases

In this highly produced video clip from NBC LEARN and the National Science Foundation, scientists discuss research on how climate change may impact the spread of infectious...

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Climate Change in the American Mind

Anthony Leiserowitz, Director Yale Project on Climate Change Communication Dr. Leiserowitz discusses the results of Yale Project surveys and the...

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Five Tips on Communicating Climate Science

Brief videotaped interviews with leading climate science communicators organize by the American Geophysical Union. Presents very basic and extremely helpful suggestions for successful...

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IPCC AR5: Process, Projections, and Predictions

A videotaped presentation by Jerry Meehl, internationally acclaimed senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).   Length:  50...

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The Greenhouse Effect

In this entertaining video clip, Professor Scott Denning of Colorado State University explains how greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere warm our planet.

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NCA: Americans on the Front Lines of Climate Change

The Story Group has produced quite a few compelling video clips illustrating National Climate Assessment chapters.

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Earth: The Operators' Manual -- How to Talk to An Ostrich

In these highly produced video clips, Penn State's Richard Alley addresses how to talk to people who "stick their heads in the sand" about climate change.  Entertaining, informative, and refutes...

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Climate Change: With Head and Heart

As scientists we are trained to focus on objective facts and emotionless data. This expertise has enabled us to rigorously document observed climate change, to painstakingly attribute observed...

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Conservatives and Climate Change

This video highlights prominent Republican leaders and scientists as they discuss climate change.

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Conservatives and Energy Security

Republican politicians and leaders share their perspective on energy security and climate change.

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All Faith Ecology Videos

Videos from the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development presented by faith and ecology experts.

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Population and Climate Change: Are we sustainable?

Dr. Eugenia Kalnay, a researcher at the University of Maryland, talks about the complex relationship between human population and climate change. Dr. Kalnay also explains her research team's...

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Beyond the Facts and Stories: Navigating the Psychological Dimensions of Communicating Climate Change with Renee Lertzman

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Increasing Public Awareness & Facilitating Behavior Change with Dr. Ed Maibach

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reports


IPCC AR5 Physical Science Basis -- Working Group I

Released 27 September 2013 Report, Summary for Policymakers, Fact Sheets, and 9 minute video

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IPCC AR5 Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability -- Working Group II

Released 30 March 2014 Summary for Policy Makers, Final Draft Report, and 12 minute video

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Climate Change Evidence and Causes

A comprehensive FAQ from the National Academy of Science and the Royal Society in addition to a section on the basics of climate science.

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A Primer on Climate Change

This highly documented, informative publication from Climate Nexus covers facts and figures, history, climate change risks, regional impacts, renewable energy, the economy, and more.

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Climate Change Evidence and Causes

A comprehensive FAQ from the National Academy of Science and the Royal Society in addition to a section on the basics of climate science.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) offers the following sites answering frequently asked questions about climate change.

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What We Know: The Reality, Risks, and Response to Climate Change

A very accessible, brief (18 pages) document from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) detailing the physical science of climate change and possible impacts.

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IPCC AR5 Mitigation of Climate Change -- Working Group III

Released 13 April 2014, Final Draft, Summary for Policy Makers, Fact Sheets, and Slide Presentation.

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National Climate Assessment

May 6, 2014 release of the U.S. National Climate Assessment, which highlights the impacts of climate change on the United States and the national economy.

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National Climate Assessment Fact Sheet

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U.S. Impacts National Climate Assessment

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The Arctic in the Anthropocene: Emerging Research Questions (2014)

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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)

The AR5 Summary for Policy Makers and Synthesis Report were released November 1, 2014.  This is the most comprehensive report yet undertaken by international scientists, integrating the findings...

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IPCC AR5 Summary for policymakers

This Synthesis Report provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

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American Anthropological Society report on climate change

The American Anthropological Society, has finished a comprehensive report on global climate change that has much to offer ecologists concerned with sustainability issues.

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Climate Change a Growing Threat to Human Health: New USGCRP Report

Drawing from decades of advances in the physical science of climate change, the report strengthens our understanding of the growing risks that a changing climate poses to human health and welfare,...

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Report on Faith and Ecology Courses in North American Seminaries

This report follows the release of Pope Francis's Encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home, which has significantly increased global awareness of the strong link between faith and ecology.

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webinars


Approaches to a Changing Climate

Jeff Deyette from the Union of Concerned Scientists discuss several important issues facing the power industry and recent advances in renewable energy.

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Developing Creative Dialogue on the Issue of Climate Change

Jeff Kiehl, senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and licensed Jungian analyst, discusses how values, beliefs and social norms affect our understanding of climate...

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Film, Real People, and Solutions

Arizona State University's Peter Byck is an award-willing film director best known for the films, Garbage and Carbon Nation. With this July 2014 webinar, Peter addresses how to speak...

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Depolarizing Climate Conversations

Aaron Huertas, a science communications officer with the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) discusses ways that scientists can transcend these biases when communicating climate science. 

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Geoengineering: What are the potential geopolitical and ethical issues?

Dr. David Victor, an internationally recognized leader in research on energy and climate change policy as well as energy markets presented the potential geopolitical and ethical issues involved...

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On the Road to Paris: Promises, Opportunities and Challenges for the American Public

Dr. Rachel Cleetus, our webinar presenter, is lead climate economist with the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and represented UCS at last month’s United...

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Climate Intervention: What is it and what technologies are being explored?

Dr. Phillip Rasch (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) and Dr. Simone Tilmes (National Center for Atmospheric Research) presented the basics of climate intervention, or geoengineering,...

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Climate Communications: Sharing the Good News

Richard Alley, distinguished Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University, and publicly acclaimed host of the PBS special, Earth: The Operators' Manual, cut through the climate...

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Connecting with the Faithful: Scientists Speak to the Religious Community

In this webinar, Cassandra Carmichael provided scientists with tips and techniques for presenting to the faith community on climate change. Participants  learned more about the religious...

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Climate Change Minute Podcast

The Climate Change Minute (or maybe 2-3 minutes) is part of the ICCARS (Investigating Climate Change and Remote Sensing) Project. This NASA funded project is co-directed by David Bydlowski (Wayne...

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Connecting to Multi-Faith Communities with the Pope's encyclical

Cassandra Carmichael, the Executive Director of the National Religious Partners for the Environment, presents a broad, multi-faith perspective on the impact of the encyclicalwithin and beyond...

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COP21 - What Happened in Paris and What Comes Next?

After more than two decades of climate negotiations, on December 12 close to 200 countries approved an historic agreement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.  In this webinar,...

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Middle and High School Webinar Series

The Investigating Climate Change and Remote Sensing (ICCARS) Lifelike Professional Learning Community (PLC) conducted a yearlong webinar series for middle and high school teachers. Eight of the...

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Climate Proxies Webinar

In this webinar panel presentation, paleoclimatology experts Dr. Jonathan Overpeck, Dr. Julie Cole, and Dr. Kim Cobb will share their most recent research and provide insightful strategies for...

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powerpoint


The WGI Contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report

Co-chairs of Working Group I, Thomas Stocker and Qin Dahe, provide this slide presentation on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) process and the physical science findings of the...

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Climate Change Science 2013: Haiku

Gregory Johnson illustrates the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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The Carbon Budget

by The World Resources Institute

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Slides: Depolarizing Climate Conversations

Aaron Huertas, Science Communications Officer Union of Concerned Scientists These slides correspond to Huertas's popular presentation on best practices for addressing ideological skepticism of...

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Slides: On the Road to Paris: Promises, Opportunities and Challenges for the American Public

This PowerPoint corresponds to Dr. Rachel Cleetus's webinar presentation, "On the Road to Paris: Promises, Opportunities and Challenges for the American Public."

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guides


Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science

An interagency guide that provides a framework and essential principles for conversations about climate science. It presents important information for individuals and communities to understand...

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Connecting the Dots

A Communications Guide to Climate Change and Extreme Weather A Climate Nexus Guide to successful conversations about climate science.

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American Climate Values 2014: psychographic and demographic insights

This ecoAmerica survey assesses climate and other values to provide information and insights for people who want to increase the effectiveness of their efforts to build public support for climate...

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The Uncertainty Handbook: A Practical Guide for Climate Change Communicators

Have you ever struggled with the communication of climate change uncertainties? Are you frustrated by climate sceptics using uncertainty – inherent in any area of complex science – as a...

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toolkit


Pope Francis' Encyclical Faith Climate Action Kit

Pope Francis' encyclical Climate Action Kit produced by Interfaith Power & Light, together with Catholic Climate Covenant.

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The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto

The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto was developed in a collaborative process by the CKB Group ("CKB"), a...

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infographics


The Global Carbon Budget

This infographic from the World Resources Institute provides information on what the carbon budget is, what impacts we can expect if we exceed it, and what actions the world can take.

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materials


Climate Change Communication Planning Document

Use this worksheet to help you plan for your speaking events: Climate Change Communication Planning...

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