It touches all of us in many ways, from the air we breathe to the extreme weather we are increasingly experiencing. If unchecked, it will ultimately end human civilization.

We have no choice but to address it. Each of us can take actions to do so, in small and big ways. It helps to start by learning about it. Thinking about it. Exploring what seems most provocative.

So that we can decide what actions we will personally take to make a difference. There are so many choices: electrifying our cars and/or our homes; reducing our consumption of everything, particularly meat and plastics; planting trees; divesting from fossil fuels; composting our food scraps, becoming politically involved. Spending some time on this site is a beginning.

Use the sitemap (in the green box above) to view at a glance the many pages on the site. Or double click on one of those pages here.

BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE...

The Biden administration moved boldly on climate change stating that our environment and our economy are completely connected and vowing to view all of their actions through the lens of climate. CCR swiftly dedicated a page to keep track of both those goals and subsequent accomplishments. CCR also has sections on the three branches of government, legislation, executive and judicial, so that you can drill down on the cabinetexecutive ordersregulations & deregulationsbills & resolutions, and laws.

The Biden Administration’s Landmark Day in the Fight for the Climate

By Bill McKibben Photo: Anna Moneymake / Pool / Getty

January 27th was the most remarkable day in the history of America’s official response to the climate crisis, at least since that June afternoon in 1988, when nasa’s James Hansen told a congressional committee that the planet had begun to heat. On Wednesday, in the course of a few hours, the Biden Administration took a series of coördinated actions that, considered together, may well mark the official beginning of the end of the fossil-fuel era.

EXPLORE

Our site is a family of sites, with more than 250 mini sites containing endless resources on everything climate change touches – droughts to flooding, health to faith, individual states to kelp farming, sustainable eating to sustainable shopping.

What is the truth about climate change? What are the consequences? How can we mitigate it? And, ultimately, how do we adapt to what we can no longer change?

TRUTH

Climate Change 101

By Bill Nye, 12/2/15

Bill Nye the Science Guy is as insightful as ever, giving a very succinct overview of the causes and consequences of climate change. As relevant today as it was in 2015 when he made it.

CONSEQUENCES

10 Undeniable Consequences Of Climate Change

United Nations, 08/13/19

This video explores the very tangible consequences that climate change is already having on many aspects of our lives and our environment.

MITIGATION

What is climate change mitigation?

By Dr. Sarah Burch, 2/4/14

One of a series on climate literacy, this video explains how we can address the fundamental causes of climate change before they can cause irreparable damage to our environment.

ADAPTATION

BBC

Why climate change makes extreme weather worse

United Nations, 10/27/18

Extreme weather events such as droughts, wildfires and hurricanes are all occurring more frequently and at a higher intensity due to climate change. This video explores extreme weather and how we can adapt to become more resilient to these increasingly catastrophic events.

Kids can take small actions at home and at school to help protect our planet. They might even teach their parents a thing or two..!

Illustrations by Kathleen Founds