Summary: Understanding and Responding to Climate Change is a set of reports from the National Academies providing thoughtful analysis and helpful direction to policymakers and stakeholders to better understand the science and probability behind climate change.
Summary: Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science presents information that is deemed important for individuals and communities to know and understand about Earth’s climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches to adaptation or mitigation.
Summary: A set of technical papers that discuss the impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystems, and on fisheries and aquaculture based livelihoods.
Summary: The Climate Change Science Compendium is a review of some 400 major scientific contributions to our understanding of Earth Systems and climate that have been released through peer-reviewed literature or from research institutions over the last three years, since the close of research for consideration by the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.
Summary: Climate in Peril: A Popular Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports presents the substance of the Climate Change 2007 Synthesis Report of the IPCC in simplified language and structure.
Summary: Ecological Impacts of Climate Change illuminates how climate change has affected species and ecosystems across the United States. This booklet based on the conclusions of an independent, expert committee of the nation’s leading scientists describes some of the ecological impacts of climate change that have already been observed right in our own backyard.
Summary: This report summarizes the science of climate change and the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. It is largely based on results of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), and integrates those results with related research from around the world. This report discusses climate-related impacts for various societal and environmental sectors and regions across the nation. It is an authoritative scientific report written in plain language, with the goal of better informing public and private decision making at all levels.
Summary: This publication identifies and explains several of the science gaps in understanding and predicting climate change.
Summary: This article looks at climate change and how it influences sea level and tries to answer the question “Will society be impacted by an increased rate in global sea level rise, and to what degree?” The article discusses how NOAA monitors sea level rise through measurements of Local Mean Sea Level.