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Why we’ll succeed in saving the planet from climate change

My mother’s brown hair is long and parted in the center. She is sewing a eucalyptus seedpod to a dress made of pale green drapery fabric, laughing with her friends. She is 19 years old.

It is February 1970, a few months before the first Earth Day, and students at San Jose State College in California are throwing a “Survival Faire,” during which they plan to bury a brand-new yellow Ford Maverick. The Maverick and all combustion engines are to be declared dead because they belch pollutants that have helped create vile, ground-hugging smog in San Jose and cities around the world. The Maverick, San Francisco Chronicle reporter Paul Avery wrote,…

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 Why we’ll succeed in saving the planet from climate change

Why we’ll succeed in saving the planet from climate change. In a sense, climate change is an opportunity for us to step up—to grow up—as a species.

11,000 scientists warn: climate change isn’t just about temperature

This is the largest number of scientists to explicitly support a publication calling for climate action. They come from many different fields, reflecting the harm our changing climate is doing to every part of the natural world.

40 years ago, scientists predicted climate change. And hey, they were right

Forty years ago, a group of climate scientists sat down at Woods Hole in Massachusetts for the first meeting of the “Ad Hoc Group on Carbon Dioxide and Climate”. It led to the preparation of what became known as the Charney Report – the first comprehensive assessment of global climate change due to carbon dioxide.

9 questions about climate change you were too embarrassed to ask

Climate change and global warming, not to mention the Paris agreement, are oft-misconstrued issues. Here are the most basic answers to basic questions about them.

Climate Action Tracker

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) is an independent scientific analysis produced by two research organisations tracking climate action since 2009. We track progress towards the globally agreed aim of holding warming well below 2°C, and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

Climate Communication

Climate Communication is a non-profit science and outreach project supported by grants, including from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Climate Communication operates as a project of the Aspen Global Change Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the scientific understanding of Earth systems and global environmental change.

Climate Conservative

The Climate Conservative is a website dedicated to looking at the issue of climate change through the lens of genuine traditionalist conservatism. This is the original conservatism–articulated by the likes of Edmund Burke, Russell Kirk, Richard Weaver and T.S. Eliot–that promotes time-tested virtues such as prudence, humility, reverence, duty, compassion and stewardship.

Internationally recognized for research, policy analysis and outreach in climate change, Dr. Stephen H. Schneider focused on climate change science, integrated assessment of ecological and economic impacts of human-induced climate change, and identifying viable climate policies and technological solutions.


We believe fighting global warming is the most important issue of our time. Do your part by reducing your carbon footprint, and offset the rest while supporting projects that create the change you want to see in the world. is a climate modelling project that uses people's home computers to answer questions about how climate change is affecting our world.


Kaitlin Alexander is a PhD student in climate science at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She became interested in climate science as a teenager on the Canadian Prairies, and increasingly began to notice the discrepancies between scientific and public knowledge on climate change. She started writing this blog at age sixteen to help address this gap in public understanding, and it slowly evolved into a record of her research as a young climate scientist.

Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit

The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit is a non-profit organisation that supports informed debate on energy and climate change issues in the UK. Climate change presents important challenges and opportunities to Britons in the decades ahead, while the choices we make on energy have implications for society, the economy and the climate system. We believe that debates on these issues should be underpinned by evidence, and involve the full range of stakeholders.

Friends of Science

Providing insight into climate change.

Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

The mission of “Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet” is to provide the public with accurate and timely news and information about Earth’s changing climate, along with current data and visualizations, presented from the unique perspective of NASA, the world’s leading climate research agency.

Inside Climate News

A Pulitzer Prize-winning, non-profit, non-partisan news organization dedicated to covering climate change, energy and the environment.

Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health

A consortium of the nation’s doctors speaking out about climate change and health.

My View on Climate Change

Bart Verheggen's weblog on climate change issues.

Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change

The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) is an international panel of nongovernment scientists and scholars who have come together to present a comprehensive, authoritative, and realistic assessment of the science and economics of global warming.

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) pulls together the intellectual capital of the province into a dynamic knowledge network that integrates multi-disciplinary approaches to climate change.


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 discussion here is restricted to scientific topics and will not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science.

The Australian Climate Sceptics

Exposing the flaws in the greatest hoax inflicted on the human race.

The Climate Reality Project

Today, we know climate disruption is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. And we know carbon pollution is to blame. But at Climate Reality, we also know that solutions are right in front of us. We can create a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous future by making a global shift from dirty fossil fuels to clean, renewable energies like solar and wind.

The Eco Guide

Stop feeling helpless, start fighting climate change today.

World View of Global Warming

World View of Global Warming, which began in 1999 with an assignment to Antarctica, is the only dedicated climate change science and action documentation project independently undertaken by a photojournalist. It is funded by donations, grants, image and book sales and assignments; donations and grants are accepted as tax-deductible contributions through Blue Earth Alliance which passes through 96 percent of all funds.

Yale Climate Connections

Yale Climate Connections, previously The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media, is an independent, nonpartisan, multimedia climate news and information service that provides original reporting, commentary, and analysis on the issue of climate change, one of the greatest challenges and stories of our time.

…and Then There's Physics

Trying – and sometimes failing – to keep the discussion

We believe in a safe climate and a better future — a just, prosperous, and equitable world built with the power of ordinary people. Help us get there!

Blue Earth

Blue Earth believes documentary photography can inspire positive change. We support visual storytelling on critical environmental and social issues through direct assistance to photographers and a collaborative community of professionals.

Carbon Brief

Carbon Brief reports on the latest developments and media coverage of climate science and energy policy, with a particular focus on the UK. We produce news coverage, analysis and factchecks, and publish a daily and weekly email briefing.

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Welcome to C2ES – the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to advance strong policy and action to address the twin challenges of energy and climate change.

Climate Change, Global Warming, and related topics.

Climate change is reshaping human civilization. How we respond will determine the future of our species.


The DeSmogBlog Project began in January 2006 and quickly became the world’s number one source for accurate, fact based information regarding global warming misinformation campaigns. TIME Magazine named DeSmogBlog in its “25 Best Blogs of 2011” list.

Global Oneness Project

Learn how climate change is impacting individuals, communities, and other resources on the planet.

Hot Topic

Global warming and the future of New Zealand.


The goal of this site is to maintain an open conversation about climate and global change. It is named after a Kiribati word describing the waves that crash over the reefs protecting their low-lying Central Pacific atolls from the sea.

Mark Lynas

Mark Lynas is the author of several books on the environment, including High Tide, Six Degrees, and The God Species. His most recent publication, in July 2013, was the Kindle Single ebook Nuclear 2.0: Why a green future needs nuclear power. He is a frequent speaker around the world on climate change, biotechnology and nuclear power, and was climate change advisor to the President of the Maldives between 2009 and 2011.

Open Mind

Science, Politics, Life, the Universe, and Everything.

The Heat Is Online provides daily updates of scientific findings, political and economic impacts and the increasingly frequent extreme weather events...

Think Global Green

An educational service informing on the causes and solution for global warming.

Union of Concerned Scientists

The world's countries contribute different amounts of heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere. The table below shows data compiled by the Energy Information Agency (Department of Energy), which estimates carbon dioxide emissions from all sources of fossil fuel burning and consumption. Here we list the 20 countries with the highest carbon dioxide emissions.

World Resources Institute

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

A crash course on climate change, 50 years after the first Earth Day

The science is clear: The world is warming dangerously, humans are the cause of it, and a failure to act today will deeply affect the future of the Earth.


Blog with links to the latest research, commentary by experts with various points of view on all aspects of global climate change

Arctic News

The Arctic-News Blog describes the situation in the Arctic, focusing especially on the threat of large abrupt methane eruptions from the Arctic Ocean seafloor. Contributors to the blog all share a deep concern about the way climate change is unfolding in the Arctic and the threat that this poses for the world at large.

Arctic Sea Ice Blog

Interesting news and data.


The Earth's climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events – like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures – are already happening. Many of these observed changes are linked to the rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by human activities. EPA partners with more than 40 data contributors from various government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations to compile a key set of indicators related to the causes and effects of climate change.

NextGen America

NextGen America acts politically to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the fundamental rights of every American.


NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing, and providing public access to the Nation's treasure of climate and historical weather data and information.


Bringing science and development together through original news and analysis.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

A department of UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean, earth and atmospheric science research, education, and public service in the world.

Skeptical Science

Explaining climate change science & rebutting global warming misinformation Scientific skepticism is healthy. Scientists should always challenge themselves to improve their understanding. Yet this isn't what happens with climate change denial. Skeptics vigorously criticise any evidence that supports man-made global warming and yet embrace any argument, op-ed, blog or study that purports to refute global warming. This website gets skeptical about global warming skepticism. Do their arguments have any scientific basis? What does the peer reviewed scientific literature say?

The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is an independent international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage. We want to inspire people to think about what they've read long after they've left the page. To share what they've learned with others. And to do something that makes a difference.

The Weather Channel

Daily weather news, tidbits, video and alerts from The Weather Channel.

Weather Underground

Weather Underground has challenged the conventions around how weather information is shared with the public since 1993. We're immensely proud of the unique products that our community and meteorologists have created to improve people's access to meaningful weather data from around the globe. As the Internet's 1st weather service, we consider ourselves pioneers within our field and we're constantly seeking new data sets and the next technologies that will help us share more data with more people.

World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.

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