Background Information About Climate Change

Introductory Information

Climate Indicators Report EPAWith help from their partners, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compiles a set of indicators tracking signs of climate change. These indicators represent a selected set of key measures of climate change, and are not an exhaustive group of all climate change indicators.
A Discussion on Climate Change: Evidence and CausesNASWritten by a UK-US team of leading climate scientists and reviewed by climate scientists and others, the publication is intended as a brief, readable reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other individuals seeking authoritative information on the some of the questions that continue to be asked. The team was convened under the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the U.K.’s Royal Society.
What We KnowAAASAn American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) compilation of “what we know” about climate science.
The Carbon CycleNASABy burning coal and oil, people are adding old carbon to the atmosphere faster than plants and the oceans can take it out. The carbon in the atmosphere acts like a blanket trapping heat and making the planet warmer. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) carbon expert Peter Griffiths explains.
Climate BasicsUSFSThis U.S. Forest Service site provides several resources that introduce the topic of climate change and discuss some of its implications for natural resource managers.
State of the Climate in 2019American Meteorological SocietyThe state of many monitored climate variables and the 2018 climate conditions of regions around the world.