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Climate Change

Reports

A federal open government data site.

The Climate Program Office partners with academia, businesses and other agencies to develop and deliver targeted research and data products; It delivers information to improve public climate literacy and decision-making needed to maintain resilient economies and environmental services

A wealth of information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, many interactive links

An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

The IPCC is the most-widely recognized international body involved in the climate change discussion. The Panel has published a series of major assessment reports.

Sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, this portal provides access to select relevant resources generated or sponsored by the U.S. Government and other authoritative scientific bodies.

2008 scientific assessment of the effects of global change in the United States, with special emphasis on climate change. The report was produced by the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

A very rich, expansive resource from the Climate Change Assessment effort. The results and report here are from the third National Climate Assessment (May 2014), providing access to general information, as well as by geographic region and sector.

The United Nations Environment Program

EPA partners with more than 40 data contributors from various government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations to compile a key set of indicators related to the causes and effects of climate change.

The Royal Society is an organization of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. This link provides the Society’s current scientific evidence on climate change.

A 2014 report from the Risky Business Project, focuses on the economic challenges posed by climate change, and the peril of not addressing the issue now.  The report is particularly ground-breaking for its lead authors/chairs: Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of the City of New York, and Henry Paulson, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets. Adopted in 1997.

Commonly called the Brundtland Report, after its chair, Gro Harlem Brundtland, the commission was convened by the United Nations in 1983 in recognition of the global nature of sustainability issues.