Climate Change Science

Fundamentals about climate science.


Our climate science pathway provides an introduction to the fundamentals of climate science and several lessons from experts on a particular aspect of climate science.

Recommended training, resources, and more

Science of Climate Change

Climate scientist Dr. Sandra Kirtland Turner explains the scientific evidence for climate change, and answers common questions. Learn now!

CCL & The IPCC 1.5 Degrees Special Report

Review the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report "Global Warming of 1.5degC" to examine why it was written, what it tells us that's new, and how it informs CCL's work. Learn now!

Climate and Weather

We've all heard that global warming can increase the frequency and severity of weather events. But how, and why, and to what extent? Learn now!

Key Resources & Links

Highlight Your Local Climate Impacts

This training highlights the importance of communicating local risks and impacts of climate change for our own communities to make climate change more relatable. Learn now!

Sunny Day Flooding & Climate Advocacy

This training covers how to identify and leverage the sunny day flooding events that occur in your community to create local stories with impact about your community. Learn now!

Key Resources & Links

Health Impacts of Climate Change & Burning Fossil Fuels

A summary of the scientific articles exploring the health impacts from increasing greenhouse gas concentrations and other pollutants in our atmosphere. Learn now!

Key Resources & Links

  • Join the Health Action Team.

Weather Attribution Science

This training reviews what the science of weather attribution is, who is doing it, and how we can use it in our advocacy. Learn now!

Key Resources & Links

Dive Deeper

For a broader and deeper understanding of climate science, CCL recommends Skeptical Science's Global Warming in a Nutshell, Grist's Climate Skeptic TopicsClimate Change: Evidence & Causes from The National Academy of Sciences, and the Congressional Research Service 2018 Report. Join the CCL Science Policy Network if you would like to get more involved with climate science discussions within CCL.