Climate science is the reason why we know about the climate crisis in the first place.
Not everyone can become a climate scientist, but everyone can learn the basics with the help of climate science resources like the ones listed below.
- Climate Science 101 by Covering Climate Now. If you’re a journalist new to the climate beat or a reporter wisely looking to bring a climate angle into your stories, this guide is for you. It’s also for anyone else who needs an introduction to climate science without getting too deep into the details. It’s adapted from the work of renowned climate scientist and communicator extraordinaire, Katharine Hayhoe. Be sure to check out Hayhoe’s climate explainer videos, including those from her Global Weirding series as well as her TED and Tedx talks, articles, Q&As, and congressional testimony for more insight.
- Climate Central. Climate Central is an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public.
- Skeptical Science. Skeptical Science’s mission is simple: debunk climate misinformation by presenting peer-reviewed science and explaining the techniques of science denial.