Learn more about climate change, carbon offsetting, and sustainability in general through the Climate Web portal below and through our growing list of resources.  Earth Deeds is also developing educational videos and materials for use by projects and teams.  If you would like to suggest an additional resource or access Earth Deeds educational materials, please let us know.

Climate Change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The IPCC is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change and involves thousands of climate scientists from dozens of countries.

A Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change

Although geared toward the pre-college crowd, this site contains a lot of great overview videos and resources for educators.

Climate Change: The State of the Science

A video by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme that articulates climate risks and the challenge of remaining below 2 degrees.

Global Warming Infographic

A clear, if a bit optimistic, infographic explaining the math of global warming.

Global Warming and Climate Change Myths

A comprehensive summary of climate myths vs. what the science says put together by Skeptical Science.

Climate Change: Evidence & Causes

A brief, readable primer on climate change developed by the National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society.

Climate Change Knowledge Portal

The World Bank created the Climate Change Knowledge Portal as “an online tool for access to comprehensive global, regional, and country data related to climate change and development.”

Climate Solutions Stories

The Solutions Stories project captures and communicates climate-smart clean energy success happening now in the Northwest economy.

What We Know: The Reality, Risks, and Response to Climate Change

An excellent overview of the facts from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

White House Climate Data Hub

Offers resources to help companies, communities, and citizens understand and prepare for the impacts of coastal flooding and sea level rise.

Carbon Offsetting

How to Go Green: Carbon Offsets

A good overview of the Offset world with links to further resources (via Treehugger)

What is Additionality (PDF)

A detailed article on the problems of additionality within the offset markets.

Social Cost of Carbon

White House Office of Management and Budget

A list of the most current government documents, technical updates, and blog posts relating to the Social Cost of Carbon.

EPA SCC Fact Sheet (PDF)

Background on how the EPA and other federal agencies calculate and use the social cost of carbon.

Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon (PDF)

Provides an update of the SCC estimates based on new versions of each Integrated Assessment Model.

Omitted Damages: What’s Missing From the Social Cost of Carbon

A report by the NRDC and EDF arguing that $37 is far too low as it doesn't include costs of other major climate impacts.

The Social Cost of Carbon in U.S. Climate Policy, in Plain English

Explains the steps in calculating the SCC, the weaknesses and strengths of those calculations, and how they are used to inform climate policy.

The Cost of Carbon Population

A joint project of the Environmental Defense Fund, the Institute for Policy Integrity, and NRDC, which draws on economic research to report on the price of a warming planet.

U.S, Inflation Calculator

Because the Technical Support Document list the SCC in 2007 US$, it is helpful to have an inflation calculator to convert their estimates to current values.

Public Opinion

Climate Change In The American Mind Series

National surveys on Americans’ climate change and energy beliefs, attitudes, policy support, and behavior conducted by George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication.

Global Warming’s Six Americas

Research conducted by Yale and George Mason University that segments the American public into six audiences that range along a spectrum of concern and issue engagement from the Alarmed to the Dismissive.

USA Today Poll on American Attitudes Towards Global Warming

58% of Americans say they should be doing a great deal about global warming, yet 72% feel they are doing little or nothing.  And other stats…

Sustainability in Academia

Association for the Advancement in Higher Education

Check out their Annual Conference, Weekly Bulletin, and their Sustainability Tracking and Rating System (STARS).

American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment

Schools that have “made institutional commitments to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions from specified campus operations, and to promote the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate.”

Second Nature

Manages the ACUPCC and offers other resources to help create a sustainable society by transforming higher education.

Sustainable Travel

Green Passport

A Facebook page that encourages travelers to take a pledge to travel sustainably.

Pledge to Travel Green

Designed to help travelers reduce the negative impact of their travel and visitor related activities.

Leaving Light Footprints

An article by Karen Leffett in the May-June, 2012 issue of International Educator on sustainability in international education.

Responsible Travel Handbook - 2006

A 94-page handbook intended to support personal or organizational efforts in researching, selecting, and creating responsible travel experiences.

Sustainable Travel and Study Abroad

An article by Astrid Jirka in the Fall, 2006 issue of Transitions Abroad magazine with lots of environmental, socio-cultural and economic considerations for the ethical traveler.

Sustainable Communities

Global Ecovillage Network

“GEN serves as umbrella organization for ecovillages, transition town initiatives, intentional communities, and ecologically-minded individuals worldwide.”

Gaia Education

Gaia Education develops curricula and courses for sustainable community design drawing from good practice within ecovillages worldwide.

Transition Towns

The Transition Network “supports community-led responses to climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy, building resilience and happiness.”

Education and Pedagogical Resources

North West Earth Institute

NWEI has study group courses on a wide variety of topics.  This one is called “Change by Degrees: Addressing the Climate Challenge.”

Climate Interactive

Scientifically-grounded tools to help people understand what options exist today to address climate change and related issues.

Just for Fun

Code Green

A weekly editorial cartoon focused exclusively on global environmental issues.

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