Climate Change Resources

Tips for Journalists on How to Cover Climate Change

Communicating on Climate Change: An Essential Resource for Journalists, Scientists, and Educators
Written by Bud Ward. Published by the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

Climate Change: A guide to the information and disinformation, by the Society of Environmental Journalists

How to Report the Story of the Century, by James Fahn

 The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media

The Science of Science Communication, Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Science
May 2012 colloquium brought together natural and social scientists to discuss how to improve communication of climate change.

Covering Climate Change, by Tom Yulsman.
Yulsman created this free, self-directed online course for Poynter’s News University. Estimated time is four hours.

Peter B. Lord Seminars on the Environment

Climate Change Impacts in Southern New England – 10/12/12

Metcalf Institute Resource List
Detailed compilation of reports, contacts, and documents related to effects of climate change in southern New England.

Presentation: Global Warming: Sea Level Rise – John King, URI Graduate School of Oceanography

Presentation: Climate Change Policy and Programs – Pam Rubinoff, URI Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant

Presentation: Climate Change Impacts on Health – Robert Vanderslice, Rhode Island Department of Health

Presentation: Human Health Under a Changing Climate – Perry Sheffield, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Presentation: The Changing Climate and Ecology in Narragansett Bay – Candace Oviatt, URI Graduate School of Oceanography

Presentation: Overview of the Ocean/Atmosphere Interactions in the context of Climate – John Merrill, URI Graduate School of Oceanography

Presentation: Effects of Climate Change on transmission of Vector-Borne Diseases – Howard Ginsberg

Adapting to Climate Change: Planning for an Uncertain and Expensive Future – 11/30/12

Metcalf Institute Resource List
Detailed compilation of reports, contacts, and documents related to climate change adaptation in southern New England.

Climate Change Science Resources

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

U.S. Global Change Research Program

National Climate Assessment

Yale Project on Climate Change Communication

National Science Foundation Special Report on Climate Change

Climate Change: A summary of the science, The Royal Society

Climate Change Backgrounders

Many backgrounders on environmental topics can be accessed from the Environment Writer website.

Assessing Regional Impacts of Climate Change, El Niño, La Niña, and More Multiple backgrounders

Covering the Coasts and Population Pressures Full text

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