Climate Change and Southeast Ecosystems – State Climate Office of North Carolina
This material was delivered as part of a webinar for the Wildlife Conservation Society on October 19, 2015.
With help from their partners, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has compiled a set of 26 indicators tracking signs of climate change. These indicators represent a selected set of key measures of climate change, and are not an exhaustive group of all climate change indicators.
Written by a UK-US team of leading climate scientists and reviewed by climate scientists and others, the publication is intended as a brief, readable reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other individuals seeking authoritative information on the some of the questions that continue to be asked. The team was convened under the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the U.K.’s Royal Society.
What We Know – AAAS
An American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) compilation of “what we know” about climate science.
The Carbon Cycle – NASA
By burning coal and oil, people are adding old carbon to the atmosphere faster than plants and the oceans can take it out. The carbon in the atmosphere acts like a blanket trapping heat and making the planet warmer. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) carbon expert Peter Griffiths explains.
Climate Basics – USFS
This U.S. Forest Service site provides several resources that introduce the topic of climate change and discuss some of its implications for natural resource managers.
Special Collection: Challenges in Climate Science – Science Magazine
This series of Perspectives aims to highlight some of the challenges that now exist in physical climate science and to discuss how they might be overcome in order to provide a more detailed understanding of Earth’s current climate and aid projections of future climate change.
Climate change and indigenous peoples of the USA – Daniel R. Wildcat
Examination of impacts of climate change on indigenous peoples and their homelands, and proposed strategies of adaptation, constitutes a compelling and timely report on what is happening in Native homelands and communities.
State of the Climate in 2013 – American Meteorological Society
The state of many monitored climate variables and the 2013 climate conditions of regions around the world.
Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast – David Archer
Provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of global warming. Written in an accessible way, and assuming no specialist prior knowledge, this book examines the processes that control climate change and climate stability, from the distant past to the distant future.
This website provides a set of peer-reviewed, interactive, web-based materials to help learners visualize and understand the underlying science of climate change.
This portal provides interactive access to coastal change science and data for our Nation’s coasts. It organizes products and information into discrete items within three specific coastal hazard themes: 1) severe storms, 2) shoreline change, and 3) sea-level rise.
Human dynamics of climate change – Met Office
The ‘Human dynamics of climate change’ map aims to illustrate some of the impacts of climate and population change in the context of a globalized world.
Global Carbon Atlas – Global Carbon Project
The Global Carbon Atlas is an online platform to explore, visualize and interpret global and regional carbon data arising from both human activities and natural processes.
Climate Communication – Interinstitutional
Climate Communication operates as a project of the Aspen Global Change Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the scientific understanding of Earth systems and global environmental change.
Climate Change Education – NCSU
This website was designed by North Carolina State University to help educators understand climate and weather concepts and to be able to incorporate the learning material from this site into their course curriculum using examples as aids for learning. It is also useful for anyone else who wants a basic understanding of weather and climate, especially in the southeastern United States.
Yale Project on Climate Change Communication – Yale University
Based on a mission to: Conduct research on public climate knowledge, risk perceptions, decision-making and behavior; Design and test new strategies to engage the public in climate science and solutions; and Empower educators and communicators with the knowledge and tools to more effectively engage their audiences.
Center for Climate Change Communication – George Mason University
Their mission is to conduct unbiased public engagement research – and to help government agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies apply the results of this research – so that collectively, we can stabilize our planet’s life sustaining climate.
Center for Research on Environmental Decisions – Columbia University
An interdisciplinary center that studies individual and group decision making under climate uncertainty and decision making in the face of environmental risk. CRED’s objectives address the human responses to climate change and climate variability as well as improved communication and increased use of scientific information on climate variability and change.
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