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Climate Change 101

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.

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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

NASA Global Climate Change "Vital Signs of the Planet"

U.S. Global Change Research Program


New York State Programs and Research

New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse

NYSERDA ClimAid Report

Impacts of Climate Change

National Climate Assessment - Climate Change Impacts in the United States

NOAA National Weather Service

National Drought Resilience Partnership

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

CDC Climate and Health Page

Union of Concerned Scientists Climate Hot Map

World Wildlife Fund Effects of Climate Change Page

Audubon's Birds and Climate Change Report

Educational Resources

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

Teaching the Hudson Valley's Covering Climate Change Resources

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

wxshift - a climate and weather resource.

Inside Climate News

The Weather Channel's Climate and Weather Page