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Climate Change 101
There is virtually unanimous scientific agreement about climate change. Yet due to both the inherent complexity of the topic and the social controversies surrounding it, confusion and doubt often persist. Here are four central questions about climate change, together with brief answers based on the current best scientific understanding of climate change and links to more detailed information.
Additional Climate Change Background
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: An international organization which exists to provide accessible summaries of climate science for policymakers.
RealClimate: a blog featuring the insights of leading climate scientists
Skeptical Science: A compendium of detailed debunkings of deniers' arguments, including excellent descriptions of climate science.
ClimateChangeEducation.org: A portal linking to nearly every online climate change education resource, organized by topic.
Climate Communication: A source of science context and communications guidance from leading scientists and science communicators.
The Discovery Of Global Warming: A history of climate change research by historian of science Spencer Weart, hosted by the American Institute for Physics.
What We Know: A summary of the scientific consensus on climate change's reality, risks, and response, from the AAAS.