A climate starter kit
What’s the difference between weather and climate?
Start with the basics at the National Centers for Environmental Information
Climate Change: How Do We Know?
See NASA's repository on climate change. What are the facts? What's the evidence? What is it caused by, and how will it change our 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.
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 1.5°C
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. To get there, we must reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
The Exponential Roadmap
The Exponential Roadmap highlights 36 scalable solutions that could help halve global emissions by 2030.
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.
Corporate Commitments to 1.5°C are Ramping Up
Business action is crucial to limiting global warming to 1.5°C, and despite the current economic uncertainty, companies are responding to the call for action. This blog from the Science Based Targets initiative highlights the urgency for companies to commit to 1.5°C ambition.
Go deeper with Real Climate, where active climate scientists (including former TED speaker Gavin Schmidt) provide quick responses to developing stories and add context missing from mainstream commentary for the interested public.
Better Future Faster
This climate action hub, managed by We Mean Business coalition, aggregates signals of change from the businesses and governments that are taking bold action to create zero-carbon economies of the future.
Daily adventures for students around the world to celebrate, explore and connect with nature while learning from home, launched by TED-ED and UNEP.
Build Back Better
By applying a climate lens to our policy response to COVID-19, we can build a better economy that is resilient to future shocks. These policy recommendations from the We Mean Business coalition chart a path forward.
What Happened When We All Stopped
A free digital book for parents on how and when to talk to young children about climate change. You can also watch an animation narrated by Jane Goodall, inspired by the poem in this book.
The Ambition Loop
We can unlock maximum potential for impact and innovation when policymakers and businesses push each other on climate change. This is the ambition loop.
Race to Zero
A global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions and investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery.