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US Global Change Research Program Educational Resources
Large list of categorized links to resources for youth and adults.

Global Change Research Information Office
Large list of educational resources.

What's Up With the Weather?
PBS website with resources and activities for students and teachers.

BBC News: Guide to Climate Change

BBC website with simple explanations and helpful animations.

Global Climate Change: Research Explorer
The Exploratorium website devoted to climate change.

Community Learning Network's Global Warming/Climate Change Theme Page
List of links to sources of information and teaching materials.

Global Warming
Resources for youths ages 7-15.

US Environmental Protection Agency
Information on climate change and related public policy issues.

US Environmental Protection Agency
Information on climate change for youths.

Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences
Global Warming Facts & Our Futures
Information on climate change for youths.

United States Geological Survey Learning Web: Global Change
Information and activities about global change, accompanied by a teacher's guide.

United States Geological Survey Global Change Science
Information on USGS climate change activities.

The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University
Resources for teachers and students.

Next Generation Earth
Information about climate change, mainly in the US. Interesting maps available.

Ask Dr. Global Change
See archived questions and answers about climate change, or ask your own question.

US National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change by Region

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Annual reports on the state of knowledge on climate change.

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC): Trends Online: A Compendium of Data on Global Change
Graphs of frequently used global change data of all kinds.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC): Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data
National greenhouse gas inventories.

Clean Air-Cool Planet: Consumers' Guide to Retail Carbon Offset Providers
A PDF file with information matching carbon emissions for activities to their offset costs. Has a list of links to calculators for specific activities.

Global Carbon Footbrints -- National Geographic
Four different visual persceptives on national carbon footprints (current emissions, cumulative emissions, per capita, and intensity).

For Educators

Teacher's Domain: Climate
Multimedia resources for teachers.

BC Climate Exchange: Teachers and Educators
This site links to over 80 resources with descriptions of what is available at each one.

Oxfam Education: Climate Chaos
A week of activities about climate change for ages 9–11.

Union of Concerned Scientists Global Warming Materials for Educators

Information about global warming and materials for teachers.

Climate Change Education.Org's K-12 Lesson Plans, Curriculum, and Materials
Resources for educators of many disciplines.

"Climate Change: Connections and Solutions, Grades 9-12" Curriculum Guides
"Climate Change: Connections and Solutions, Grades 6-8" Curriculum Guides

This 2-week curriculum unit encourages students to think critically about climate change and to collaborate to devise solutions. Available for free download.

Climate change news for businesses from around the world.

Planet 2025 News Network
Climate change and sustainable energy news from around the world.

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

25 Free Ways to Save Energy

Consumer Reports offers 25 simple tips to reduce your carbon footprint.

CO2 Saver
This software reduces the amount of CO2 generated by your computer.

The PB&J Campaign
Find out how to reduce your carbon footprint by eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Earth Hour
This organization has many suggestions for ways to reduce CO2 emissions.

National Geographic's Green Guide
Articles about how to reduce your carbon footprint.
An article that tells you simple ways to reduce your footprint and how much carbon each action actually reduces.


BBC's Climate Challenge
You are president of the European Nations and must tackle climate change while staying popular enough with the voters to remain in office.

CO2 Fx
You must guide a country through sustainable development through public policy decisions starting in the 1960s.

Other Carbon Footprint Calculators

"An Incovenient Truth": Carbon Calculator
Aimed at residents of the US. Also features a free curriculum to use with the film.

Ecological Footprint Calculator
This animated calculator provides a graphic representation of your impact on the planet and allows you to create an personalized avatar. Aimed at residents of Australia.

Facebook Carbon Footprint Calculator Application
Use zerofootprint's calculator with your facebook account!

US Environmental Protection Agency: Personal Emissions Calculator
Aimed at residents of the US.

Zerofootprint: Carbon Calculator
Aimed at residents of Canada and the US.

The Nature Conservancy: Carbon Footprint Calculator
Aimed at residents of the US.

European Commission Carbon Calculator
Aimed at residents of the EU.

Atmosfair: The Emissions Calculator
Calculates the emissions of a flight, including a layover.

Climate Care: Offset Calculators
Calculates emissions for your flights, home, car, and office.

Offsetters: Flights Calculator
Calculates the emissions of a flight.

Climate Friendly: Calculate
Calculates the carbon emissions of your flights, car, home, and office.

Certified Clean Car: Clean Your Car Now!
Calculates the emissions of your make, model, and year of car.

CO2 Reductions

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