Climate Science 101, Guides & Training

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Climate Science 101, Guides & Training

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Climate Science 101



BBC's "Really Simple Guide" to Climate Change
A very basic guide from the prominent news outlet, broken up into short sentences.

The WIRED Guide to Climate Change
A consumer-friendly explainer and overview of the current status of climate change.

Climate Interpreter's Climate Science Fundamentals
A review of climate science basics from the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation.

Exploratorium's Global Climate Change Explorer
Basic info on atmosphere, ocean, ice, lands and living systems, complete with data sets, from the public learning laboratory.

Climate Institute's Climate 101
A crash course on the causes, effects and commonly known responses to global warming. The material covers climate vs. weather, the science, humans and the greenhouse effect, the biosphere, the effects, what we can do and our future.


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Climate Guides


Climate Resilience Toolkit
A U.S.-specific resource from NOAA's, with case studies, data tools and resources to find local climate experts.

NASA Overview: Weather, Global Warming and Climate Change
A site rich with graphics, plus resources in Spanish and English. Detailed info is also available on the main NASA global climate change website, including material on evidence, causes and effects.

EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions
An overview of the main greenhouse gasses and their sources, plus a glossary of climate change terms, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's main climate change website.

USGCRP​ Glossary
Dozens of terms explained, plus a climate change FAQ, from the U.S. Global Change Research Program​, a congressionally mandated federal program that coordinates across 13 federal member agencies.

IPCC Glossary
A definition of terms used in the 2018 Special Report Global Warming of 1.5 °C from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.


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Climate Training


Climate Reporting Master Class
Experts explore tools, tips and resources for climate reporting, as part of a project for free, modular, certificate-based training from Climate Matters in the Newsroom. 

Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists
Insights and tools for local climate stories from the Metcalf Institute.

SEJ Webinars
An ongoing series of webinars on a range of topics, including covering climate change and green recovery.

Climate News Network 
Hands-on workshops and ongoing mentoring for journalists.

Covering Climate Workshop
Video and other resource materials from a 2019 climate workshop sponsored by the Nieman Foundation.

Reporting Climate Change
A media development program from Thomson Reuters Foundation.


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