Where can you get the low down on climate change these days?  The media seem to drop the ball right and left.  TV coverage or your favorite newspaper can seem willfully blind.  What can we do?

Glad you asked.

 Real Climate     

This blog provides a great tutorial for anyone who wants to get up to speed on climate change and stay there.  This is climate science from the horse’s mouth, and the scientists who contribute have stellar credentials.

Click on their “start here” button, and you’ll find that they break this vast resource down into handy categories.  You can find what you want whether you are a complete beginner, have some knowledge, informed but need more detail, informed but seeking serious discussion of common contrarian talking points.  How to talk to a skeptic is a skill we should all hone.

Climate Progress.org

This blog is always worth a read.  Joseph Romm, editor profiles in depth pieces that go beyond straight science.  This is an insider’s view of climate science, politics and solutions.

Dr. Joseph Romm is the editor of Climate Progress and a Senior Fellow at the American Progress.  In 2009 Time magazine named him one of the “Heroes of the Environment″ and “The Web’s most influential climate-change blogger.”

Romm was Acting Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy during the Clinton Administration where he directed $1 billion in research, development, demonstration, and deployment of clean energy and carbon-mitigating technology. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from MIT. In 2008, Romm was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for “distinguished service toward a sustainable energy future and for persuasive discourse on why citizens, corporations, and governments should adopt sustainable technologies.”


If the top two blogs make you feel like you want to do something, a good place to start is Bill McKibben’s brainchild, a global movement dedicated to solving the climate crisis.  The name comes from the goal of reducing the current level of CO2 in the atmosphere from 392 parts per million to below 350 ppm.

This website is your ticket to online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries using online tools to facilitate strategic real world action.  A huge mobilization is planned for September.


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