Climate Change Resources

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Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report

The IPCC’s most recent complete report on the scientific evidence for global climate change and its impacts around the world.

Union Of Concerned Scientists

The UCS site includes several “Global Warming 101” pamphlets, along with a discussion of climate adaptation strategies and the impact of warming on specific regions of the United States.

U.S. Global Change Research Program

The Global Change program includes a toolkit for understanding how climate change affects wildlife and wild lands in your region.

National Science Foundation Climate Change Report

NSF’s user-friendly guide to the science of climate change and how the changes have affected wildlife, ocean and arctic environments.

National Academies

The National Academies’ reports summarize the latest climate research and the ecological impact of climate change.

National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration

NOAA’s “Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science.”

Pew Center On Global Climate Change

The Pew Center site discusses the science, economics, and international politics of global climate change.

The WorldBank—Climate Change

The World Bank’s climate change site discusses the threats of global climate change to developing nations, and adaptation strategies to cope with warming.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA’s climate change page includes information on health effects of climate change, along with government programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service

The FWS site contains many links to climate change science basics, ways to reduce your own emission footprint, and projects to manage wildlife affected by climate change.

The Woods Hole Research Center

The famed research center offers a beginner’s guide to the science of global climate change.

The State Of The Carbon Cycle Report

This site provides accurate, unbiased and policy-relevant scientific information concerning the carbon cycle to a broad range of stakeholders.

Climate Action Reserve

Climate Action Reserve (CAR) is a national offsets program working to ensure integrity, transparency and financial value in the U.S. carbon market. The Fund’s Garcia River, Big River and Salmon Creek forests were some of the first forests to receive verification as a source of greenhouse gas reductions under CAR’s protocols.

The Climate, Community And Biodiversity Alliance

The Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) website is the source for information on the CCBA—a partnership between leading companies, nonprofits and research institutes seeking to promote integrated solutions to land management around the world—including their rigorous standards for evaluating carbon projects. The Fund’s Go Zero projects are validated by CCBA standards.

Voluntary Carbon Standard

The Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) provides a robust, new global standard and program for approval of credible voluntary offsets.