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Sustainability Resources for Faculty and Students: Climate


Open Education Resources (OERs) & Open Access (OA)

Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions (eScholarship), licensed under CC BY-NC-ND .

Chemistry and the Environment: A Chemistry Perspective for discussion of Environmental Issues (MERLOT), licensed under CC BY.

Climate Primer  (LibreTexts), licensed under CC BY-NC-ND .

Community Resilience to Climate Change: Theory, Research and Practice (Open Textbook Library), licensed under CC BY-NC-SA .

Climate Toolkit: A Resource Manual for Science and Action (Open Textbook Library), licensed under CC BY-NC-SA . 

Environment, Climate Change and International Relations (MERLOT),  licensed under CC BY-NC .

"Global Climate Change" from An Introduction to Geology (LibreTexts), is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA .

Global Warming in Local Discourses: How Communities around the World Make Sense of Climate Change (MERLOT) licensed under CC BY.

Introduction to Climate Science - 1st Edition (Open Textbook Library), licensed under CC BY-NC-SA .

Introduction to Climate Dynamics and Climate Modelling (MERLOT), is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA .

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas (MERLOT), licensed under CC BY.

Permaculture Design: Tools for Climate Resilience (Open Textbook Library), licensed under CC BY-NC .

Web Resources

Breathing Earth

This site is a real time simulation of the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as its birth and death rates. Click on the “?” and scroll down the page for more information.

Climate Debate Daily

 "Climate Debate Daily maintains a studied neutrality, allowing each side to present its most powerful and persuasive case." It includes scholarly articles, blog entries, commentaries, links to climate news & research, and more.

Effects of Global Warming

From National Geographic, discusses global warming and includes videos and images, and links to related articles.

Environmental and Energy Study Institute: Climate Change

Founded in 1984, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable societies. Our primary goal is to accelerate the transition to a new, low-emissions economy based on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Environmental Protection Agency: Climate Change

Overview of climate change. Provides links to research , carbon calculators, air and climate science, FAQs and more

Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Interactive site from NASA presents evidence, causes, effects of climate change and proposes solutions. of climate change.

How Americans see climate change and the environment in 7 charts

Pew Research FactTank (April 2020) For Earth Day 2020, we take stock of U.S. public opinion about global climate change and the environment, based on recent Pew Research Center surveys.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The IPCC is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. Through its assessments, the IPCC determines the state of knowledge on climate change.Their website provides data, documentation, reports and other resources related to their findings.

National Snow and Ice Data Center

This center is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder and supports research into frozen areas of the earth. Datasets, research, and other information is available.

New studies highlight challenge of meeting Paris Agreement climateparis agreement goals

Two new studies published in the AGU journals Geophysical Research Letters and Earth's Future now show some of the goals set forth in the agreement might be difficult to reach without much sacrifice.


NOAA is a source of timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate. It includes News & Features, Maps & Data, and Teaching Climate materials.

Paris Agreement

Key elements and details of the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015 - first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal.

UN Climate Talks Timeline

Traces United Nations climate change meetings, negotiations, and conferences since 1992. From the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) website.

Understand Climate Change

From the website of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The .USGCRP is a Federal program mandated by Congress to coordinate Federal research and investments in understanding the forces shaping the global environment, both human and natural, and their impacts on society.

Yale Climate Connections

Yale Climate Connections is a nonpartisan, multimedia service providing daily broadcast radio programming and original web-based reporting, commentary, and analysis on the issue of climate change, one of the greatest challenges and stories confronting modern society.