Get informed
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.

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What’s the difference between weather and climate?
Start with the basics at the National Center for Atmospheric Research
Global warming
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.
Project Drawdown
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.
Ask NASA
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.
Real Climate
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.

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