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Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Climate Change Information Resources

Below is a list of useful web pages where you may find additional information about climate, greenhouse gases, and global warming. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, and will be periodically revised.

The links on this page leave the NYSDEC Website

Global Climate Change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

UN Climate Change Conference, Paris 2015 (COP21)

Scientific Consensus on Climate Change

National Academies of Sciences National Research Council

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) "What We Know" initiative


Skeptical Science

The Consensus Project

U.S. Programs and Research

USEPA Climate Change

NASA Global Climate Change "Vital Signs of the Planet"

U.S. Global Change Research Program Globalchange.gov

NOAA Climate.gov

New York State Programs and Research

NYSERDA ClimAid Report

NYSERDA Cleaner, Greener Communities Program

Impacts of Climate Change

National Climate Assessment - Climate Change Impacts in the United States

NOAA National Weather Service Weather.gov

National Drought Resilience Partnership Drought.gov

USDA/U.S. Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center

CDC Climate and Health Page

2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change - Policy Responses to Protect Public Health

Union of Concerned Scientists Climate Hot Map

National Wildlife Federation Global Warming Page

World Wildlife Fund Effects of Climate Change Page

Educational Resources

EPA's " A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change"

National Center for Atmospheric Research's " Kid's Crossing" Page

Climate Research Facility Education Page from the Dept. of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program

Global Climate Change "Research Explorer" Page from San Francisco's Exploratorium

The National Climate Assessment's Education Resources for the Northeast Region

Other Organizations and Resources

World Resources Institute Climate Page

Georgetown Climate Center

Union of Concerned Scientists Global Warming Page

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)


Climate Central

Inside Climate News

The Weather Channel's Climate and Weather Page

More about Climate Change Information Resources:

  • Climate Week 2015 - A page providing additional information and resources associated with Climate Week, September 21-28, 2015.
  • Executive Order No. 4 (2008) - Governor Paterson's Executive Order No. 4, 2008. establishes a State green procurment and agency sustainability program.
  • Executive Order No. 24 (2009) - Governor David A. Paterson's Executive Order No. 24 requires estalishing a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions eighty percent by the year 2050 and preparing a climate action plan.
  • Executive Order No. 88 (2012) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Executive Order No. 88 Directs State Agencies and Authorities to Improve the Energy Efficiency of State Buildings.