Climate Science 101, Guides & Training

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Climate Science 101, Guides & Training

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Climate Science 101



BBC's "Really Simple Guide" to Climate Change
A very basic guide from the prominent news outlet, broken up into short sentences.

The WIRED Guide to Climate Change
A consumer-friendly explainer and overview of the current status of climate change.

Climate Interpreter's Climate Science Fundamentals
A review of climate science basics from the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation.

Exploratorium's Global Climate Change Explorer
Basic info on atmosphere, ocean, ice, lands and living systems, complete with data sets, from the public learning laboratory.

Climate Institute's Facts on Climate Change
A crash course on the causes, effects and commonly known responses to global warming. The material covers climate vs. weather, the science, humans and the greenhouse effect, the biosphere, the effects, what we can do and our future.


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Climate Guides


Climate Resilience Toolkit
A U.S.-specific resource from NOAA's, with case studies, data tools and resources to find local climate experts.

NASA’s Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet
A site rich with graphics, plus resources in Spanish and English. Detailed info includes material on evidence, causes and effects. Plus, see the What Is Climate Change? page for basics.

EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals
An overview of the main greenhouse gasses and their sources, including state GHG data and resources and plus a glossary of climate change terms, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's main climate change website.

U.S. Global Change Research Program​
The congressionally mandated federal climate change program that coordinates across 13 federal member agencies is home to the national climate assessments, a dozen and a half indicators, a series of reports and other resources, including podcasts, videos and webinars.

IPCC Glossary
A definition of terms used in the 2018 Special Report Global Warming of 1.5 °C from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.


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Climate Training


Climate Reporting Master Class
Experts explore tools, tips and resources for climate reporting, as part of a project for free, modular, certificate-based training from Climate Matters in the Newsroom. 

Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists
Insights and tools for local climate stories from the Metcalf Institute at the University of Rhode Island.

SEJ Webinars
An ongoing series of webinars on a range of topics, including covering climate change and the energy transition.

Covering Climate Workshop
Video and other resource materials from a 2019 climate workshop sponsored by the Nieman Foundation.

Reporting Climate Change
A media development program from Thomson Reuters Foundation.


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