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Exploring the Climate Crisis

Getting involved in climate activism is easy, once you know where to start. Here are some of the best resources with helpful information about the climate crisis, climate legislation, and more:

  • A primer on the Earth’s rising temperature, with an interactive temperature graph and data from 2020, the second-warmest year on record.
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) publishes the State of the Climate summaries online, which you can read for free here. They also conduct briefings online on the third Thursday of every month at 11:00 a.m. ET, and you can access slideshows from old briefings going back to 2011 here.
  • A database of every bill currently in Congress that is related to climate change. Find out which legislators sponsor them and how far each bill has progressed — and consider calling some representatives and advocating for the bills you feel strongly about.
  • If you’re looking for some new listening material, there are plenty of podcasts that cover the climate. Try Mongabay Newscast, America Adapts, or How to Save a Planet.
  • Or, hear about the climate crisis directly from researchers themselves with an entire TEDTalk playlist dedicated to climate change.
  • Interested in climate justice? Organizations like the NAACP, Greenpeace, and even Ben & Jerry’s all have helpful explainers and resources on their websites.
by Sarah Felbin

Passionate about telling stories. Contributing writer for POPSUGAR Voices, SU alum

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