Climate Change Resources

The scientific basis of climate change is strong, and new information is continually made available. Some reputable climate change resources are listed below.

International Organizations

UNESCO - The Ocean in a High CO2 World
Every four years, this UNESCO-sponsored symposium brings together the world's leading scientists with expertise in marine biology, chemistry and physics to piece together what is known about the impacts of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems.

  • IGBP, IOC, SCOR (2013). Ocean Acidification Summary for Policymakers – Third Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World. International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Orr, J.C., K. Caldeira, V. Fabry, J.-P. Gattuso, P. Haugan, P. Lehodey, S. Pantoja, H.-O. Pörtner, U. Riebesell, T. Trull, M. Hood, E. Urban, and W. Broadgate (2009). Research Priorities for Ocean Acidification, report from the Second Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World, Monaco, October 6-9, 2008, convened by SCOR, UNESCO-IOC, IAEA, and IGBP, 25 pp.

United Nations Environmental Program
The United Nations Environmental Program's climate change webpages offers a wide range of information on the intersection of environmental issues and biosafety, gender, conflict and disaster, sports, and more.

Organization in the United States

Environmental Protection Agency - Climate Change
EPA's Climate Change site offers comprehensive information on the issue of climate change in a way that is accessible and meaningful to all parts of society – communities, individuals, business, states and localities, and governments. Topics include greenhouse gas emissions, health, climate policy and economics, and advice on what you can do to help. Check out the resources on their "What You Can Do" page.

United States Fish and Wildlife Service - Climate Change
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is dedicated to helping reduce the impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats.

United States Global Change Research Program
The United States Global Change Research program coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the climate, land productivity, oceans and water resources, atmospheric chemistry, and ecological systems and their implications for society. Reports include and related materials are available online, as are their National Climate Assessments.

  • Melillo, Jerry M., Terese (T.C.) Richmond, and Gary W. Yohe, Eds., 2014: Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. U.S. Global Change Research Program, 841 pp. doi:10.7930/J0Z31WJ2.
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