A starter kit
Global climate issues are as complicated and big as our planet itself. The first step to making smart, informed decisions is to educate ourselves on the core problems. Check out this starter kit of resources; reading material, videos and animations.
What’s the difference between weather and climate?
Start with the basics at the National Center for Atmospheric Research
Explore NASA’s concise overview of the key components of global warming - what is it and how will it change the planet?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, offers frequent scientific assessments on climate change, its implications and potential future risks.
What are the solutions we need to stop global warming? Project Drawdown analyzes and identifies the most viable global climate solutions, and shares these findings with the world.
Global Warming of 1.5ºC
There’s also this report from the IPCC which explains how we must act now to have any chance of keeping global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C.
NASA’s blog also serves as an excellent hub for your climate change education
Reaching Zero Carbon Emissions: Mission Possible
Reaching net-zero carbon emissions will also require a system-wide change among industries that rely heavily on cement, steel, plastics, trucking, shipping and aviation – which together represent 30% of energy emissions today. The Energy Transitions Corporation examines an economically minded way forward.
The discovery of global warming
The discovery of global warming (and everything climate-related since) in a nutshell, by climate change expert Spencer Weart.
Go deeper with Real Climate, where active climate scientists (including former TED speaker Gavin Schmidt) provide quick response to developing stories and add context missing from mainstream commentary for the interested public.
The disarming case to act right now on climate change
Why you should be a climate activist
The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it
The case for optimism on climate change
The inside story of the Paris climate agreement
A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow
Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
A climate change solution that’s right under our feet
5 transformational policies for a prosperous and sustainable world
The future we're building — and boring