Science Overview/Background

Summaries of the latest scientific consensus on climate change and references for exploring in depth the science behind climate change.

NASA Climate Web Site: Award winning site with interactive pages on sea ice, temperature, CO2 and sea level:
http://climate.nasa.gov/

EPA Climate Change. General: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/index.html
Downloadable fact sheets. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/basicinfo.html

Al Gore. Climate projects from the author of the Inconvenient Truth.
http://www.algore.com/
http://climaterealityproject.org/

Climate Change 101  Pew Center: 8 part PDF series (downloadable) includes: OverviewScience and ImpactsAdaptationTechnologyBusinessInternationalFederalStateLocal
http://www.pewclimate.org/global-warming-basics/climate_change_101

U.S. Climate Change Program. Climate Literacy:  Essential Principles of Climate Science–A Guide for Individuals and Communities.
http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/Literacy/

The National Academy of Science: On-Line Gallery from the Koshland Science Museum:
http://www.koshland-science-museum.org/exhibitgcc/index.jsp

Clean Air:  Cool Planet. Get informed/take action.  Climate 101, Carbon calculators, implications.
http://www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/information/index.php

Exploratorium—Climate Change Research Explorer: Great graphics and summaries of climate data for atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere:
http://www.exploratorium.edu/climate/atmosphere/index.html

Union of Concerned Scientists.  Regional consequences of climate change.
http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science/global-warming-faq.html

Northeast Climate Choices and state summaries
http://www.climatechoices.org/ne/resources_ne/nereport.html

U.S. Global Change Research Program Regional climate information:  Integrating federal research and solutions for climate and global change
http://www.globalchange.gov/

National Research Council of the National Academies of Science: America’s CLIMATE CHOICES–Responses to climate change (videos plus report details and summary)
http://americasclimatechoices.org/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): Represents Nobel prize winning work of thousands of climate scientists.
http://www.ipcc.ch/index.htm


History of Climate Change Science: By the author of The Discovery of Global Warming,Spencer Weart.
http://www.aip.org/history/climate/index.htm

Grist. How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: Responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming
http://www.grist.org/article/series/skeptics

Skeptical Science:  Getting Skeptical About Global Warming Skeptics. Summary of skeptic arguments, sorted by recent popularity vs what science says.
http://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php