Key Study Documents and Links

Climate Change + Science

Climate Change: Evidence and Causes

This easy to read report asks and answers 20 of the most common questions surrounding climate change science, including its causes and related strength of evidence. Highly recommended for those individual still uncertain about the scientific basis for anthropogenic warming or for those talking with friends and colleagues who are. 

  • Published by: The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society 
  • Length: Medium Read (15-60 minutes)

Understanding and Responding to Climate Change

Highlighting the work of The National Academies (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, National Research Council), this report highlights findings and recommendations relevant to climate change. It serves as a good introduction to the issue.

  • Published by: The National Academies
  • Length: Medium Read (15-60 minutes)

Climate Factsheets

These factsheets, ranging from "arctic sea ice" to "heatwaves" to "species extinction," take the latest scientific research on various climate change topics and translate it into a manner accessible to those who have the responsibility of communicating this information to a wider public.

  • Published by: Public Interest Research Centre
  • Length: Long Read (>1 hour)

Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) 2014: Synthesis Report

A comprehensive evaluation of climate change science, impacts and mitigation put together by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is a scientific intergovernmental body, composed of thousands of volunteer scientists and experts, that serves as an internationally accepted authority on climate change. They famously split the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former vice president Al Gore. 

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