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:

EPA Climate Change. General:
Downloadable fact sheets.

Al Gore. Climate projects from the author of the Inconvenient Truth.

Climate Change 101  Pew Center: 8 part PDF series (downloadable) includes: OverviewScience and ImpactsAdaptationTechnologyBusinessInternationalFederalStateLocal

U.S. Climate Change Program. Climate Literacy:  Essential Principles of Climate Science–A Guide for Individuals and Communities.

The National Academy of Science: On-Line Gallery from the Koshland Science Museum:

Clean Air:  Cool Planet. Get informed/take action.  Climate 101, Carbon calculators, implications.

Exploratorium—Climate Change Research Explorer: Great graphics and summaries of climate data for atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere:

Union of Concerned Scientists.  Regional consequences of climate change.

Northeast Climate Choices and state summaries

U.S. Global Change Research Program Regional climate information:  Integrating federal research and solutions for climate and global change

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

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): Represents Nobel prize winning work of thousands of climate scientists.

History of Climate Change Science: By the author of The Discovery of Global Warming,Spencer Weart.

Grist. How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: Responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming

Skeptical Science:  Getting Skeptical About Global Warming Skeptics. Summary of skeptic arguments, sorted by recent popularity vs what science says.