Climate Change Resource List
This page is a resource list including some of the top news organizations, scientists, journalists, non-profit organizations, and governmental organizations that study, educate and fight for responsible planning and policy for the undeniable and inevitable changes in our climate.
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Climate News Organizations and Sources
About: Carbon Brief is a UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy.
About: Climate Central is a nonprofit news organization that analyzes and reports on climate science. Composed of scientists and science journalists, the organization conducts scientific research on climate change and energy issues, and produces multimedia content.
About: Climate Desk is a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact—human, environmental, economic, political—of a changing climate.
About: Climate news from the site Think Progress. Providing the progressive perspective on climate science, climate solutions, and climate politics.
About: EcoWatch provides original content from a team of reporters and features insights from prominent environmental and business leaders. News is also aggregated and curated from more than 50 media partners, and we amplify the message of hundreds of environmental and science organizations from around the world.
About: Grist is a source of intelligent, irreverent environmental news and commentary. We cover climate, energy, food, cities, justice, politics, tech, and green living, and the innovative solutions bubbling up in each of those areas.
About: Climate news from the U.K. news outlet, The Guardian.
Huffington Post Green
About: Climate news from The Huffington Post.
Inside Climate News
About: Inside Climate News is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan news organization that covers clean energy, carbon energy, nuclear energy and environmental science—plus the territory in between where law, policy and public opinion are shaped.
About: Real Climate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists.
About: Chris is a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Hisresearch interests involve climate dynamics, modeling of past climates, planetary atmospheres, and future climate change.
About: Ed is a climate scientist, especially interested in climate variability, predictability & uncertainty. Particular projects include understanding predictability of Arctic sea ice, decadal predictions of Atlantic climate, the time of emergence of climate signals and understanding crop yield variability.
About: Gavin A. Schmidt is a climatologist, climate modeler and Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, and co-founder of the award winning climate science blog RealClimate.
About: Katie Gibbs is a scientist, organizer and advocate for science and evidence-based policies. She has a PhD from the University of Ottawa. Katie cofounded Evidence for Democracy and now serves as its Executive Director.
Michael E. Mann
About: Michael E. Mann is an American climatologist and geophysicist, currently director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, who has contributed to the scientific understanding of historic climate change based on the temperature record of the past thousand years.
Nature – Climate
About: Nature is an English multidisciplinary scientific journal, first published on 4 November 1869. It is widely regarded as one of the few remaining academic journals that publishes original research across a wide range of scientific fields.
About: Ruth is a climate scientist (specializing in glaciology) in the country of Denmark.
Scott St. George
About: Scott is an Associate Professor of Geography, Environment and Society, and Institute on the Environment Fellow at the University of Minnesota. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at Queen’s University (Canada), and a Humboldt Research Fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany).
About: Victor is a scientist mostly working with variability, most of his current work focused on the removal of non-climatic changes (variability) from historical stations data.
About: Zack is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Earth System Science at The University of California, Irvine. His research is in Dr. Gudrun Magnusdottir’s Modeling Lab, where they are trying to understand the critical relationships between external processes and atmospheric/oceanic circulations on the global climate system.
About: Andrew Freedman is Mashable’s Science Editor. Prior to working at Mashable, Freedman was a Senior Science writer for Climate Central.
About: William Ernest “Bill” McKibben is an American environmentalist, author, and journalist who has written extensively on the impact of global warming. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and leader of the anti-carbon campaign group 350.org. He has authored a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature (1989), about climate change.
Brain L Kahn
About: Brian Kahn is a Senior Science Writer at Climate Central. He previously worked at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society and partnered with climate.gov to produce multimedia stories, manage social media campaigns and develop version 2.0 of climate.gov.
About: Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Clayton is the Stop It At The Source Campaigner with 350.org, for the last twelve years he has campaigned across Canada, Alaska and the lower 48 states organizing in hundreds of First Nations, Alaska Native and Native American communities in support of grassroots Indigenous Peoples to defend against the encroachment of the fossil fuel industry.
About: David Roberts writes about energy and climate at vox.com.
About: Jeff is the Executive Director of Climate Nexus. Before that Jeff was the Director of Legislative and Public Affairs at the National Science Foundation.
About: Josh Fox is an American film director, playwright and environmental activist, best known for his Oscar-nominated 2010 documentary, Gasland. He is one of the most prominent public opponents of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.
About: Naomi Klein is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of capitalism. Klein’s fourth book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate puts forth the argument that the hegemony of neoliberal market fundamentalism is blocking any serious reforms to halt climate change and protect the environment.
About: Neil Bhatiya is the Climate and Diplomacy Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security. He currently studies the challenge climate change poses to U.S. diplomatic and development priorities, with a special focus on impacts in South Asia.
About: Peter Sinclair from Midland, Michigan, is a YouTube blogger, explorer and founder of the ClimateCrocks.com website.
About: Dr Simon Evans is a policy editor, covering climate and energy policy. He holds a PhD in biochemistry from Bristol University and previously studied chemistry at Oxford University.
Climate Non-profits and Governmental Organizations
About: 350.org is an international environmental organization encouraging citizens to action with the belief that publicizing the increasing levels of carbon dioxide will pressure world leaders to address climate change and to reduce levels from 400 parts per million to 350 parts per million.
Climate and Security
About: The Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a non-partisan security and foreign policy institute with a distinguished Advisory Board of military, security and foreign policy experts, envisions a climate-resilient international security landscape.
About: The Climate Reality Project is a non-profit organization involved in education and advocacy related to climate change. The project was established in July 2011 after the joining of two environmental groups, The Alliance for Climate Protection and The Climate Project, which were both founded in 2006 by Al Gore.
About: Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
About: IIED is a policy and action research organization. They promote sustainable development to improve livelihoods and protect the environments on which these livelihoods are built and specialize in linking local priorities to global challenges.
Indigenous Environmental Network
About: Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.
About: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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.
About: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. NOAA warns of dangerous weather, charts seas, guides the use and protection of ocean and coastal resources, and conducts research to improve understanding and stewardship of the environment.
About: NOAA Climate.gov is a source of timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate. Our goals are to promote public understanding of climate science and climate-related events, to make our data products and services easy to access and use, to provide climate-related support to the private sector and the Nation’s economy, and to serve people making climate-related decisions with tools and resources that help them answer specific questions.
NOAA NCEI Climate
About: NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) hosts and provides public access to one of the most significant archives for environmental data on Earth. Through the Center for Weather and Climate and the Center for Coasts, Oceans, and Geophysics, we provide over 25 petabytes of comprehensive atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical data.
About: The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a New York City-based, non-profit international environmental advocacy group.
About: The National Snow and Ice Data Center, or NSIDC, is a United States information and referral center in support of polar and cryospheric research. NSIDC archives and distributes digital and analog snow and ice data and also maintains information about snow cover, avalanches, glaciers, ice sheets, freshwater ice, sea ice, ground ice, permafrost, atmospheric ice, paleoglaciology, and ice cores.
About: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 191 Member States and Territories. Established in 1950, WMO became the specialised agency of the United Nations for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences.