You have probably already heard a lot about anthropogenic climate change, what we refer to as ‘climate change’. The globe has warmed 1˚C—with northern areas warming more (e.g. France has already warmed 1.5 ˚C)—and this warming manifests in a multitude of effects such as rising sea levels and changing weather patterns. Unfortunately, getting good information on the basic science can sometimes be challenging. Here we provide some of our favorite resources, starting with platforms which provide a great overview, to ones with more info for those looking to dive deeper.
One of our favorite sites is provided by NASA. At the top of their page there is an up to date overview of global CO2 levels, global change in temperature, and the changes in sea ice extent. If you would like an overview of the basics, scroll down to the section ‘What is climate change’.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change covers the state of climate change science—from the physical science basis (working group I), to the impacts (working groups II-III)—in their regular comprehensive reports.