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Information on the Science of Climate Change

Climate change is an incredibly complex topic, integrating multiple scientific, social, and economic dimensions among others. When wanting to learn about climate change, it may be difficult to know where to start, and the immense breadth of information out there can be overwhelming at times. However, don’t feel like you have to rush to cram all of this information into your head. Learn about climate change at a pace that works best for you, one that does not leave you feeling anxious or overwhelmed. 

This section is targeted to those who are ready to start (or continue) their climate change education journey. We have collected some of the best resources that we have found on the internet that you can use to learn about climate change at your own pace!

View our resource picks below:

ClimateScience

ClimateScience is an excellent platform that can be used to learn about climate change! This is a free resource that is easily accessible across an app on your phone, a website on your computer, Instagram posts, and an informative YouTube channel. Climate Science brings you information that is accessible, engaging, and full of climate education, focusing on both the science and the solutions. 

On their website, ClimateScience has a range of Climate Science Courses, focusing on topics such as causes of climate change, climate change predictions, and solutions. They also have Children’s books to provide education for a younger audience. Alternative platforms that they use are listed below.

They also have a ClimateScience Instagram and a ClimateScience Youtube Channel

Project Drawdown is a non profit organization that is set on helping the world achieve a state of drawdown, defined by the organization as “the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline.” Drawdown is well known for their ongoing review and analysis of impactful, viable, and creative climate change solutions. This is an excellent resource for understanding the effectiveness of current and emerging solutions—and some of them may even be surprising!

On their website, Project Drawdown has a six-unit course—Climate Solutions 101—that revolves around learning about climate change solutions. They also have a Table of Solutions that lists all of the solutions that they have assessed, including technical summaries of each one. 

They also have a Project Drawdown Instagram and a Project Drawdown Youtube Channel.

Project Drawdown


On their Website,
Our Climate Our Future
has a section where the Our Climate Our Future Videos can be played. This virtual experience lasts 40 minutes in total, so it can either be watched in full or in 2-5 minute chunks broken up into chapters accessible below. They also have Climate Stories from youth across the United States, sharing their experiences and how they are taking action.

On their Website, Our Climate Our Future has a section where the Our Climate Our Future Videos can be played. This virtual experience lasts 40 minutes in total, so it can either be watched in full or in 2-5 minute chunks broken up into chapters accessible below. They also have Climate Stories from youth across the United States, sharing their experiences and how they are taking action.

Our Climate Our Future

Identifying Misinformation

There are many resources available for furthering your climate change education besides the ones mentioned. These can range from courses, news websites, academic papers etc. However, when it comes to climate change there can be a lot of misinformation in the media, which is why we have provided you with some resources that explain misinformation so that you may develop the critical thinking skills to avoid them.

Cranky Uncle - John Cook FLICC

Cranky Uncle's 5 techniques of science denial

 

This video describes the 5 techniques of science denial that are seen in the world today.


 

How Climate Change Misinformation Is Spread

 

Guest post: How climate change misinformation spreads online

This article explains the spreading of climate change misinformation as a result of the emergence and prominence of social media.

Closing

We hope that the resources provided will offer some guidance for those of you who are interested in pursuing your climate change education. However, always remember to take your time and put your mental health first!