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U.S Global Change Research Program

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) was established by Presidential Initiative in 1989 and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to develop and coordinate “a comprehensive and integrated United States research program which will assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.” Their website is a fantastic resource for climate change information and scientific data. They’ve also issued four volumes of a national climate assessment. This assessment looks at climate change impacts in specific regions and sectors, and assesses best practices for mitigation and adaptation.

Great Lakes Integrated Sciences + Assessments (GLISA)

GLISA is a partnership between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, house in the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability. It is a regional center, funded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and has a research division on climate change impacts in the Great Lakes.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Resilience Toolkit shows maps and graphs of historical and projected climate trends for any county in the contiguous U.S. You can view data by topic and see how climate change will impact things you care about.

2°C: Beyond the Limit

This is an educational article by The Washington Post that shows how global temperatures have been recorded since the 1700s. This data was used to determine that one-tenth of the planet has warmed by more than 2°C since the mid-1800s. Read the full article.