climate education

climate reports

climate action groups

news & web resources

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news & web resources

climate action groups

news & web resources

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climate action groups

climate action groups

climate action groups

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climate BOOKS

climate fast facts

climate action groups

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CLIMATE MEMES

climate fast facts

climate fast facts

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climate fast facts

climate fast facts

climate fast facts

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climate reports

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fourth National climate assessment - volume II

global warming of 1.5 degrees celsius

the national security implications of climate change

climate change 2014 synthesis report

climate news & web resources

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nasa global climate change: vital signs of the planet

U.S. national oceanic & atmospheric administration

u.s. environmental protection agency

University of california San diego: scripps co2 program

inside climate news

harvard center for climate, health, & the global environment: c-Change

global organizations

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climate reality project

climate reality project

climate reality project

 Focuses on developing leaders to inform the public on climate change.

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citizens' climate lobby

climate reality project

climate reality project

 Committed to building non-partisan political will for climate policy.

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350.org

climate reality project

350.org

 Works to mobilize the public around climate action using protests & rallies. 

U.S. organizations

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earth guardians

students for carbon dividends

earth guardians

 A youth-lead movement to protect the planet for future generations.

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sierra club

students for carbon dividends

earth guardians

 Works to protect the planet and climate through many strategies.

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students for carbon dividends

students for carbon dividends

students for carbon dividends

Coalition of students who support putting a price on carbon pollution.

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BOOKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

climate memes

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#ClimateMisconceptions

climate fast facts

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rising temperatures

  • 19 of the 20 warmest years on record all occurred since 2001 (ref).
  • 9 of the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 2005 (ref).
  • 2016 ranks as the warmest on record (ref).
  • 2019 was the second warmest year on record (ref).
  • Earth’s global average surface temperature was 1.71°F (0.95°C) above the 20th-century average in 2019 (ref). 

carbon dioxide

  • Global CO2 levels are currently (Jan, 2020) about 413 ppm (ref).
  • Global CO2 has increased by ~50% above the pre-industrial level of 280 ppm (ref).
  • The last time global CO2 was this high was about 3 million years ago (ref).

Snow & Ice

  • Antarctica has been losing 145 billion metric tons of ice per year since 2020. Greenland has been losing 183 tonnes/year (ref).
  • Arctic sea ice reaches a minimum each September. September Arctic sea ice is declining by 12.9% per decade, relative to the 1981 to 2010 average. 2012 marked the lowest extent in satellite record (ref).

sea level rise

  • Global mean sea level has risen about 8–9 inches (21–24 cm) since 1880, with about a third of that coming in just the last 25 years (ref).
  • Global sea levels rose 0.14 inches (3.6 mm) per year from 2006–2015, which was 2.5 times the rate through most of the 20th century (ref).
  • Climate change is the greatest threat to coral reef ecosystems (ref).
  • In the U.S., nearly 40% of the population lives in relatively high population-density coastal areas vulnerable to sea level rise (ref).
  • 8 of the world’s 10 largest cities are near a coast (ref). 

Economic damage

  • From 2017-2019, the U.S. experienced an average of 15 billion-dollar natural disasters per year, well above the 1980-2019 average (ref).
  • Under a higher [warming] scenario, almost two billion labor hours are projected to be lost annually by 2090 from the impacts of temperature extremes, costing an estimated $160 billion in lost wages (ref). 
  • Yields of major U.S. crops (such as corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, sorghum, and cotton) are expected to decline over this century as a consequence of increases in temperatures and changes in water availability, disease, and pest outbreaks (ref). 

Health & mortality

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by between 2030 and 2050, climate change will cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year (ref).
  • Among future excess death attributable to climate change, WHO estimates there will be 38,000 due to heat exposure in elderly people, 48,000 due to diarrhoea, 60,000 due to malaria, and 95,000 due to childhood undernutrition (ref).
  • The European heat wave of 2003 resulted in over 70,000 excess deaths (ref).

adaptation

  • Over half of damages to coastal property are estimated to be avoidable through well-timed adaptation measures (ref).
  • While mitigation and adaption efforts have expanded substantially in the last four years, they do not yet approach the scale considered necessary to avoid substantial damages to the U.S. economy, environment, and human health (ref).