What Does Science Say?
In our 169-year history and in keeping with our mission to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people,” the AAAS has developed a strong record of speaking up for science. We will continue to be the “force for science,” and actively seek opportunities to expand our communication and advocacy activities.
At the Union of Concerned Scientists, we put rigorous science to work to build a healthier planet and a safer world. Our scientists and engineers develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war
This is the official website of the IPCC, a scientific organization established by the United Nations to examine and evaluate global warming science. The panel produces a number of reports and updates, available for free on their website, that delve deep into current climate change research and assess the conclusions drawn and their implications. The IPCC is considered to be one of the preeminent sources for sound climate science. The reports available are sometimes quite technical and can be difficult to understand, but there are also presentations and publications available which more clearly explain the IPCC’s conclusions.
National Geographic has devoted a large section of their website to environmental issues, including global warming, resource scarcity, and the threat to biodiversity. The site combines very easy-to-understand writings with National Geographic’s famed photography to vividly illustrate the effects of global warming and the human impact on the planet.
Our scientists and engineers develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.
Fighting climate change by cutting carbon pollution and expanding clean energy is the best way to build a better future for our children. NRDC is tackling the climate crisis at its source: pollution from fossil fuels. We work to reduce our dependence on these dirty sources by expanding clean energy across cities, states, and nations. We win court cases that allow the federal government to limit carbon pollution from cars and power plants. We help implement practical clean energy solutions. And we fight oil and gas projects that would pump out even more pollution.
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Yale Climate Connections aims to help citizens and institutions understand how the changing climate is already affecting our lives. It seeks to help individuals, corporations, media, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, academics, artists, and more learn from each other about constructive “solutions” so many are undertaking to reduce climate-related risks and wasteful energy practices.
- Climate Change 101: The Science and Impacts, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
- The Science of Climate Change, Duke Energy
- An Introduction to the Science of Global Warming and Further Resources, Niles Eastman, Web of Creation
- Summary for Policymakers of Physical Science Basis, Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007
- Climate Change in Indiana, Union of Concerned Scientists
- Great Lakes Region in Indiana
- Connecting the Dots: A Communication Guide to Climate Change and Extreme Weather
- Extreme Weather in the U.S.: Costs and Resiliency
- Current Extreme Weather and Climate Change
- Perfect Timing for IPCC’s Report on Extreme Weather
- Extreme Weather and Climate: Who Said What
- What is a Sustainable Economy?
- Ideas for Sustainable Economies and Businesses
- Sustainable Economy Solutions
- Jobs and a Sustainable Economy
Food and Agriculture
- Agriculture and Food Supply, EPA Report
- How to Feed the World, The Economist
- 2011 World Hunger and Poverty Statistics
- Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change, National Academy of Sciences
- Energy and the Environment
- Alternative Energy Resources: The Quest for Sustainable Energy (book), by Paul Kruger, Stanford University
- Online Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
- Renewable Energy for America, Natural Resources Defense
- Sustainable Energy – Nuclear Energy
- Ten Personal Solutions to Climate Change
- The Changing Threat to Water
- Global Warming and Rising Oceans
- “Warming Will Exacerbate Global Water Conflicts” Washington Post
- Global Warming Supercharged by Water Vapor?, National Geographic
- What is Land Pollution?
- Tackling Land Degradation and Desertification
- Land Remediation and Climate Control, EPA Report
Pollution and Public Health
- Environmental Pollution and Public Health, EPA Report
- Air Quality Index
- Car Pollution and Public Health, Environmental Defense Fund
- How Do Species Become Extinct?
- Destruction of Wildlife Habitats
- Human Impact on Biological Diversity
Justice, Poverty, and Equity