Climate Change Resources
We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you learn more about climate change and how to take action. We’ve intentionally included a variety of sources that address climate ethics, a Christian perspective, solutions, communication strategies, research, and climate science. There are many other excellent resources, but rather than inundating you with too many options, our goal is to present some of the highest quality and most accessible options.
We’re also in the process of developing some of our own resources that can be used specifically for outreach to Christian communities. Feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions about the resources below or to recommend a new option.
Skeptical Science - Hands-down the best online resource for easily finding science-based responses to common climate change questions and criticisms.
Yale Forum on Climate Change Communication - This Yale University research group conducts excellent scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behavior, as well as the underlying socio-political factors influencing these. The YFCCC is a treasure trove of excellent data on public climate change beliefs.
Yale Climate Connections - They produce short and simply climate information nuggets in the form of articles, podcasts, and videos.
Climate Visuals - Useful tools for those working on visual communication about climate change for universities, NGO’s, or other groups.
We are Still In - In the aftermath of Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the We Are Still In movement formed a coalition of American cities, states, universities, and corporations to support the Paris Agreement in the absence of the U.S. federal government. Check it out to see if your city or company is signed on.
The Solutions Project - As the name suggests, this group focuses on mapping a realistic path to 100% renewable energy at the country, state, and city level. They have good graphics and data, and offer an optimistic path for the future.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby - A grassroots organization devoted to lobbying for a policy called “carbon fee and dividend,” which is probably the most realistic bi-partisan climate solution in the political sphere. Climate Caretakers has publicly endorsed their policy and believes strongly in the work and mission of CCL.
Climate Witness Project - Run by the Christian Reformed Church’s Office of Social Justice, the Climate Witness Projects engages churches to actively take part in reducing their carbon footprint and support a Christian basis for acting on climate.
The Years Project - Excellent source of information, with Emmy-award winning film segments starring major public personalities, such as Harrison Ford, David Letterman, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others.
Laudato Si - Pope Francis’ ground-breaking encyclical on climate change and care for our common home. The Pope presents a compelling Christian case for acting on climate change.