Other sources of useful information

  • Climate Science Rapid Response Team

    CSRRT is a service for journalists and policymakers that provides access to expert scientists to answer your questions. It's been used by major news outlets around the world.

  • RealClimate

    Realclimate is written by climate scientists, and deals with scientific topics and issues currently reported by the mainstream media, covering stories about new scientific papers, major events in the climate debate, as well as blog posts explaining bits of the climate system. It's written at a reasonably technical level.

  • Skeptical Science

    Skeptical Science refutes climate sceptics' arguments using up-to-date scientific data and peer reviewed papers. They produce 'basic' 'intermediate' and 'advanced' rebuttals of over a hundred sceptic arguments, and the site is also available as a free iPhone app.

  • The Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism

    This is a short booklet written by the editor of the Skeptical Science blog, with contributions from climate scientists. It explains how sceptics argue about climate change, and offers scientific counter-arguments in language intended for the layperson.

    Guide to global warming skepticism
  • IPCC Fourth Assessment Report

    Chapters of the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report focused on the physical science of climate change. Especially useful section is the FAQ section, that explains major concepts and misunderstandings in straightforward non-scientific language.

  • The Copenhagen Diagnosis

    This document is an update of climate science papers published after the IPCC AR4 and before the Copenhagen COP15. Written by eminent climate scientists for policy makers, it is similar in style to the IPCC's reports and contains a summary of key findings at the beginning of each section.

  • Synthesis Report from the Climate Change Congress 2009

    The summary outcome of the Climate Change Congress event held in Copenhagen 2009. Similar to The Copenhagen Diagnosis, this document also synthesises the most recent research on climate change into a summary document.

  • Surface Temperature Reconstruction for the Last 2000 years

    An online book written to help in understanding a key indicator of climate change - modern measurements of surface temperature and historic reconstructions of the surface temperature record.

  • Hadley Centre

    The Hadley Centre website is from the section of the UK Met Office dedicated to climate research. Especially useful is their "Climate Science Explained" section, where scientists from the Met Office elaborate on key areas of climate science in straightforward language for a non-scientific audience.

  • Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

    A network of scientists, economists and engineers from a range of UK universities who produce some of the best research on climate change. The Tyndall Centre is home to the Global Carbon Project, a programme quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from land, oceans and atmosphere.

  • NOAA Climate.gov

    The US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association website has lots of climate data and imagery. Their 'ClimateWatch Magazine' features articles, videos and images on climate change.

  • NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

    NASA's science blog provides research news from the NASA climate team. Informative, and accompanied by lots of references and illustrations.

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center

    The US-based NSIDC website contains extensive scientific information about the world's frozen areas, as well as daily updates on Arctic sea ice.

  • American Geophysical Union

    The AGU's website contains news and press releases covering the organization's research.


  • Nature Climate Change

    The latest scientific research on climate change published in a dedicated journal from Nature. Includes original research, reviews and perspective pieces, covering the physical and social aspects of climate science.

  • The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media

    Edited by experienced environmental journalist, the Yale forum analyses coverage of climate change by the media.

  • Foreign Policy Blogs - Climate change

    A blog from the Foreign Policy journal, covering climate change from an international relations perspective.

  • The Daily Climate

    Provides daily news summaries focused on climate change. Useful morning reading to stay up to date with the field.

  • Climate Central

    Written by scientists and communicators, this communications resource site, communicates climate change through articles, videos, animations and interactive graphics.