reports


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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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videos


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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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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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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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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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 Science 2013: Haiku

Gregory Johnson illustrates the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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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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webinars


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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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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