Other sources of useful information

  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Fifth Assessment Report

    The UN body released a major review of recent climate research across three reports in 2013 and 2014. The first report was on the physical science, the second report covered the impacts of climate change, and the third report looked at policies to cut emissions.

  • 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.

  • International Energy Agency statistics

    From an energy indicators map to monthly renewable power generation figures, the International Energy Agency's statistics site is an invaluable source of data. The IEA is an influential thinktank comprised of representatives from 29 countries. It also publishes an annual World Energy Outlook that is never far from energy analysts desks.

  • 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.

  • BP Statistical Review of World Energy

    Like the IEA's World Energy Outlooks, energy company BP's annual statistical reviews are invaluable data sources. The review covers everything from consumption by country to price trends. BP has also created an energy charting tool based on the review, so analysts can tailor the data to their needs.

  • Vox

    Vox was set up by former Washington Post journalist Ezra Klein. It tries to explain the story behind the news, often with the help of listicles and interesting graphics. Its environment page, with regular contributions from former Washington Post wonkblogger Brad Plumer, is well worth a visit.

  • Eurostat energy database

    For all your European energy data needs, visit Eurostat's database. It has figures on supply, consumption and energy saving across the region, with an interactive tool to allow analysts to explore its stats.

  • Science

    From how climate change affects coffee to protecting Peru's forests, all the latest research can be found in the journal Science's climate section. 

  • Climate Central

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

  • US Energy Information Administration

    The US Energy Information Administration is an independent agency providing data and briefings on all global energy issues. Its data can be broken down by country, region, fuel, and over time. It also provides projections for future energy trends.

  • American Geophysical Union

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


  • 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.

  • Energy and Climate Change Committee

    The House of Commons energy and climate change committee scutinises all the legislation relating to the issue that comes through parliament. It also conducts investigations, looking into subjects as diverse as small nuclear power, smart meters, and green levies. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Climate Outreach and Information Centre (COIN)

    The Climate Outreach and Information Centre (COIN) is a thintank "connecting people to climate change and climate change to people." It conducts report on how best to communicate the science, impacts and risks climate change to the public. Its reports are publicly available.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.