Internet Resources on Climate Change

Electronic Resources Accessible from DOI Locations Only

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Web Sites on Climate Change 



The Fundamentals

Further Explorations in Science

  • Arctic Report Card
    Produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Arctic Report Card tracks recent environmental changes throughout the Arctic, and is updated annually.
  • Climate Change: The Discovery of Global Warming
    By historian Spencer Weart, who is director, Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics. The essays cover the entire history of the discovery of climate change, from the late 19th century to today.
  • Climate Change: A Guide to the Information and Disinformation
    Produced by the Society of Environmental Journalists
  • Greenhouse Gas Bulletin
    Published annually by the Atmospheric Environment and Research Division of the World Meteorological Organization, these bulletins report the latest trends and atmospheric burdens of the most influential, long-lived greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O), as well as a summary of the contributions of the lesser gases.
  • RealClimate
    RealClimate is a blog by working climate scientists that aims to provide journalists and the public a quick response to developing stories and to provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream journalistic commentary. The discussion is restricted to scientific topics and will not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science.

Climate Data Sources 

  • Climate Change Indicators in the United States
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed more than 50 climate change indicators that show changes over time and include more than 100 figures as graphs and maps.
  • Climate Watch (formerly CAIT Climate Data Explorer)
    Climate Watch offers open data, visualizations and analysis to help policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders gather insights on countries' climate progress.
  • Earthdata
    The Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program provides full and open access to NASA’s collection of Earth science data that is interactive, interoperable, and accessible for research and societal benefit.
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • NOAA
    The ultimate goal for the portal is to become the "go-to" website for NOAA's climate data, products, and services. It initially focuses on several datasets and products from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, Coastal Services Center, and Climate Prediction Center, among others. The initial intent is to highlight some of most popular datasets and products. 
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
    NOAA’s former three data centers—the National Climatic Data Center, the National Geophysical Data Center, and the National Oceanographic Data Center, which includes the National Coastal Data Development Center—have merged into the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).  NCEI is responsible for hosting and providing access to one of the most significant archives on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. From the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun and from million-year-old sediment records to near real-time satellite images, NCEI is the Nation’s leading authority for environmental information.

Conservation in an Era of Climate Change (Adaptation)

Preventing Climate Change

Policy-Oriented Sources

Intergovernmental Cooperation

Other Sources on Climate Policy

  • Climate Science & Policy Watch
    A non-profit public interest education and advocacy project, Climate Science & Policy Watch investigates and diagnoses the use and misuse of climate change research and assessments in U.S. national politics and policymaking.
  • Council on Foreign Relations: Climate Change
  • Environmental and Energy Study Institute Climate Change Solutions
    This newsletter is published every two weeks. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 by a bipartisan Congressional caucus dedicated to finding innovative environmental and energy solutions.
  • Global Change Magazine
    The magazine of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), Global Change highlights its research and includes articles that link science, society and policy. It has been published quarterly since 1989, and formerly was known as the IGBP Newsletter.


Open Access Journals on Climate Change

Advances in climate change research
eISSN: 1674-9278    Peer Reviewed
2010 to the present

Climate of the past
ISSN: 1814-9324   Peer Reviewed
2005 to the present 

Climate policy
ISSN: 1469-3062  Peer Reviewed
2006 to the present 

Climate risk management
eISSN: 2212-0963  Peer Reviewed
2014 to the present 

Climate services
eISSN: 2405-8807  Peer Reviewed
2016 to the present 

Journal of climate
ISSN: 0894-8755  Peer Reviewed
1988 to the present (only some articles are open access) 

Journal of energy, climate, and the environment
(Washington and Lee journal of energy, climate, and the environment)

Northern Climate Observer
 2017 to the present

PLOS climate  (Public Library of Science climate)
eISSN: 2767-3200  Peer Reviewed
2022 to the present

San Diego journal of climate & energy law
ISSN: 2154-9028  Peer Reviewed
2009 to the present 

Weather and climate extremes
eISSN: 2212-0947  Peer Reviewed
2013 to the present 

Weather, climate, and society
ISSN: 1948-8327  Peer Reviewed
2009 to the present (only some articles are open access) 

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