WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Do you want to know more about climate change and don’t know where to start? I put together a list of resources that give you an insight into the contemporary climate change issue. Every movement and solution starts with educating yourself on the problem. Inform yourself on climate change and start taking action now!

Start with:

IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) website

IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR) – Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2014 – Summary for Policymakers 
This is the latest AR. The 6th AR will come out in 2022. It is a summary on current knowledge on climate change including Observed changes and their causes; Future climate change, risks and impacts; Future pathways for adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development; Adaptation and mitigation. The summary for policymakers is ideal for everyone who wants to get an overview on the latest knowledge (31 pages))

IPCC Global Warming of 1.5°C – Special Report 2018
This is a special report from 2018 which focusses on the impacts of the scenario of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

Extinction Rebellion – The Emergency
This is a very good and easily understandable summary of what is going on what is going to happen

350.org – Climate Science Basics
This is another very good and easily understandable summary of what is going on what is going to happen

Bloomberg Climate Changed – Carbon Clock
This great animation explains and shows the past, present and future of atmospheric CO2 in relation to climate change.

Center for Climate and Life (Columbia University)

ELI – Environmental Law Institute

Read the latest Climate Change news:

Bloomberg Climate Changed
UNFCCC Climate Change News
World Economic Forum – Climate Change
Financial Times – Climate Change
The Nature Conservancy – Climate
NASA Global Climate Change
MacArthur Foundation Climate Change Newsletter
Inside Climate News
Climate Feedback

Not into reading?
These Youtube channels make it easier for you:

(More channels and video resource recommendations coming soon – stay tuned!)

*These channels, however, do not nearly give the same extent of information like the above-stated sites. These should be seen as additional sources of knowledge that are easier to understand because they only scratch on the surface of different topics.*

Zentouro
Miriam introduces climate-related topics such as ecofeminism, climate marching, the Green New Deal, coal and more in an easily understandable way.

Our Changing Climate
This is a brilliant Youtube channel for people that are new to the topics of sustainability, climate change and the environment. It summarises a variety of environmental topics in short video essays.

Podcasts

(More podcast and podcast episode recommendations coming soon – stay tuned!)

*Again, these podcasts do not nearly give the same extent of information like the above-stated sites. These should be seen as additional sources of knowledge that are easier to understand because they only scratch on the surface of different topics.*

Climate One

A Mindful Mess by dariadaria  (MOSTLY GERMAN BUT SOME ENGLISH EPISODES)
This podcast by blogger Madeleine Alizadeh aka dariadaria is not just about climate change. It covers topics ranging from sustainability, mindful and sustainable living, environmental issues and more.

NOW WHAT? What you can do

Join Extinction Rebellion Events, Groups and more
Join 350.org Groups, Events, Campaigns and more
Join Sunrise Movement Events, Groups and more
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