IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD, SCIENCE IS REFRESHING FACT.
Climate science is complicated, and no one can be an expert on everything. These backgrounders put climate science and policy into clear language for lay readers.
Buildings in the U.S. consume a great deal of energy, yet much of that energy is wasted through inefficency. Improved efficiency can save money, reduce emissions and contribute to a better quality of life.
Building Energy Efficiency
The Mississippi River looms large in the American consciousness for reasons literary and functional. But the Big Muddy and its surrounding communities are in trouble. As climate change drives up global temperatures around the world and across the U.S., some types of extreme weather are becoming more intense and more frequent.
Mississippi Weather Whiplash
“Phenology” is a scientific word for the timing of biological events. Gardeners and hobbyists in the United States have helped advance our knowledge of phenology by noticing spring arriving earlier. Read on for more about phenology as well as other ways that climate change affects gardeners.
Gardening and Climate Change
Arctic sea ice is one of the most visible indicators of our changing climate- here’s what we know about it.
Sea Ice Backgrounder
Extreme weather disasters can act as signals of climate change. Learn the science behind them and get an overview of stand-out recent events.
Your basic Climate 101.
Agenda-driven groups like ALEC are targeting classroom science standards. Learn what’s going on.
Denial in the Classroom