Climate Change is a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.
Architecture 2030 is a non-profit organization established in response to the climate change crisis by architect Edward Mazria in 2002. Architecture 2030's mission is to rapidly transform the global built environment from the major contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to a central part of the solution to the climate crisis.
Berkeley Earth is an independent non-profit and was created to address potential biases in the land surface temperature record. We are now expanding scientific investigations, educating and communicating about climate change, and evaluating mitigation efforts in developing and developed economies.
Earth - the Operators' Manual
An operator's manual helps keep your car or computer running at peak performance. Earth science can do the same for the planet. To illustrate the evidence and the way forward, host Richard Alley, takes viewers on a High-Definition trip around the globe, from New Zealand to New Orleans, telling the story of Earth's climate history and our relationship with fossil fuels.
Earthquakes - U.S. Geological Survey
Information about real-time earthquakes, online catalog search of archives, seismicity maps and statistics, U.S. faults, seismic hazards, tools for seismic design. The science of earthquakes, FAQ, glossary, links to earthquake topics, Earthquakes for kids. Research projects in the Earthquake Hazards Program, external research support, science center activities, software.
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) was established by Presidential Initiative in 1989 and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to "assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change."
Global Weirding describes how the rise in average global temperature leads to all sorts of crazy things—from hotter heat spells to colder cold spells, more drought and intense flooding, as well as slow-onset changes such as ocean acidification and sea level rise. Also includes oddball things such as jellyfish clogging up the pipes of nuclear power plants, forcing them to shut down. The Global Weirding YouTube Channnel has new episodes every other Wednesday at 10 am Central.
High Country News
High Country News is a nonprofit 501(c)3 independent media organization that covers the important issues and stories that define the American West. Its mission is to inform and inspire people — through in-depth journalism — to act on behalf of the West's diverse natural and human communities.
iNaturalist.org is a place where you can record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.
Know Your Ocean - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The ocean covers more than 2/3 of Earth's surface and is a fundamental reason why life exists on Earth — but much of it remains unexplored and under-appreciated.
MinuteEarth - (YouTube Channel)
Science and stories about our awesome planet!
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. It's YouTube channel, NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels.
Natural Hazards Center - University of Colorado Boulder
Since 1976, the Natural Hazards Center has served as a national and international clearinghouse of knowledge concerning the social science and policy aspects of disasters. The Center collects and shares research and experience related to preparedness for, response to, recovery from, and mitigation of disasters, emphasizing the link between hazards mitigation and sustainability to both producers and users of research and knowledge on extreme events.
Polar Bears International
Made up of a small group of passionate conservationists, scientists, and volunteers, PBI exists to help secure a future for polar bears across the Arctic.
RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. We aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary.
The Solutions Project
The Solutions Project accelerates the transition to 100% clean energy by championing a movement that is more inclusive, more collaborative, and more celebratory. Through storytelling, grantmaking, and capacity building, we honor clean energy leaders, invest in promising solutions, and build relationships between unlikely allies.
The Story of Stuff Project
We have a problem with Stuff: we have too much of it, too much of it is toxic and we don't share it very well. But that's not the way things have to be. Their Francisco Bay Area-based team inspires and encourages the civic engagement of the more than one million members of our global Community. We invite you to be inspired by and share our movies, participate in our study programs, and take part in campaigns on the environmental and social issues you care about.
Weather: Two Broadcast Meteorologists Working to Separate the Real from the Fake - American Geophysical Union (AGU) Blogosphere, Dan Satterfield
In recent years, the topic of GLOBAL WARMING can stir up deep emotions within viewers and can bring some rather rough responses via e-mail and Facebook. TV meteorologists is often asked to provide their viewers with insight and explanations on earthquakes, meteors and comets, tsunamis and volcanoes. For many Americans, we are as close to a scientist as they will get, and they invite us into their living rooms.
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