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Overview of climate change relevant homepages



Links on current data and visualisations
on climate change and its effects


Climate, Weather and Environmental Agencies
provide a huge amount of climate and
global change related data and visualisations:


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the
science related to climate change.


The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an
independent intergovernmental body established
by States to strengthen the science-policy
interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services
for the conservation and sustainable use of
biodiversity, long-term human well-being and
sustainable development.


The World Meteorolgical Organization (WMO)
provides weather, climate and water data and also greenhouse gas concentration data:


The United Nations Environment Programme
(UNEP) provides Reports on Emission and
Production Gaps and the Sustainable Development


. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) provides many data, from daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provides many data, visualisations and video clips on air, climate, hazards, water, oceans and ice etc.



The European Environment Agency (EEA) provides detailed data and maps about the EU related to climate change:


The Joint Research Center of the European Union provides environmental and climate change


National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) provides data and visualisations on snow cover, glaciers, ice sheets, sea ice, ice shelves, soil moisture and frozen ground:


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO) provides data on climate
change impacts on agriculture, soil, water and food security and Sustainable Development Goals:


The German Weather Service (DWD) provides
historical and current data on weather and climate:


The UFZ-Dürremonitor provides daily
comprehensive information on the soil moisture status in Germany. It is based on simulations with the mesoscale hydrological model mHM developed at the UFZ


Das Hessische Landesamt für Naturschutz, Umwelt und Geologie (HLNUG) liefert umfangreiche Umwelt-Daten für Hessen:

The Hessian State Agency for Nature Conservation, Environment and Geology (HLNUG) provides extensive environmental data for Hessen:


More on historical and future weather and climate data:


With Earth Nullschool you can dynamically display atmospheric currents from the earth's surface to the tropopause (Jetstream). Additional data can be displayed for temperature, humidity, cloud water content, CO2 content. Sea currents can also be visualised


The Fluid Earth Viewer allows current and past
weather conditions to be displayed on the 3D globe:


The goal of the Climate Reanalyzer is to make key climate information – models and station data – readily available to everyone.


At Sea you get the current and
average sea temperatures from over 7,000
locations and 200 countries around the world


The Terrestrial Precipitation Analysis Packages
provides tools for users to determine the historical, current, and future climate profile for any given terrestrial location:


The Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost
(GTN-P) is the primary international programme
concerned with monitoring permafrost parameters.


WorldClim provides historic, recent and future
climate data for nine global climate models and four
Shared Socio-economic Pathways:




How do climate models work?

More on historical and future Greenhouse
Gas Emissions


Climate Spirals and Tornados are impressive
visualisations of historic and future Greenhouse-Gas Emissions and Global Warming and Sea Ice Extent:


The Global Carbon Project integrates knowledge of greenhouse gases for human activities and the
Earth system. The project includes global budgets
for three dominant greenhouse gases — carbon
dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide — and
complementary efforts in urban, regional, cumulative, and negative emissions



The Atmosphere Monitoring Service of Copernicus displays actual emissions of  and CH4 and other pollutants 


Puls provides a global methane emission


Climate Watch offers open data, visualizations and analysis to help policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders gather insights on countries' climate progress:


The Climate Action Tracker is an independent
scientific analysis that tracks government climate
action and measures it against the globally agreed
Paris Agreement aim and calculates the Emission
Gap. It is a collaboration of two organisations,
Climate Analytics and New Climate Institute:


The Production Gap Report measures the gap
between Paris Agreement goals and countries’
planned and projected production of coal, oil, and gas:


The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute involves educating on the basics of GHG accounting, auditing and management, training professionals to meet the
highest standards of expertise and ethical conduct, and conducting forward-looking research into critical GHG measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) issues.


Open Climate Data provides data resources on Global carbon cycle and emissions data, including fossil-fuel, cement, and land-use change emissions, atmospheric growth, and ocean and land sinks. It also gives access agreement status and National Climate Plans:


On Our World in you can find data on
greenhouse gas emissions but also much more on land use change, population growth, food security,health and many socio-economic data:


Worldometer is run by an international team of
developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world.


Fire Monitoring and Ecosystem and Biodiversity Loss


Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) provides satellite global data on fire events:;d:2019-08-23..2019-08-24;l:viirs,modis_a,modis_t;@0.0,0.0,3z


The Amazon Dashboard tracks individual fires in the Amazon region using a new approach to cluster and classify active fire detections by fire type:


Global Forest Watch offers the latest data,
technology and tools that empower people
everywhere to better protect forests:


Global Forest Change results from time-series
analysis of Landsat images


Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative is seeking to
promote expert knowledge on soil biodiversity in
environmental policy and sustainable land
management to protect and enhance ecosystem


Global Soil Partnership and Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) addressing sustainable soil management in the different sustainable development agendas




Audubon Society - Survival by Degree shows for North American bird species how the range is expected to change under different climate scenarios.



Potential Strategies and Solutions for global change mitigation and adaptations



The World Resource Institute (WRI) focuses on
seven critical issues at the intersection of
environment and development: climate, energy,
food, forests, water, cities and the ocean


Resource Watch provides trusted and timely data for a sustainable future:


The Global Safety Net developed the first global-
scale analysis of land areas requiring protection to solve the twin crises of biodiversity loss and
climate change, upholding and strengthening
Indigenous land rights.


The Crowther Lab Restoration app wants to connect ecological science with applied ecosystem restoration:


The Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) engages governments, multilateral institutions and non-governmental biodiversity conservation organizations (see list of AZE members) working to prevent species extinctions:




Interactive stories about the climate crisis


CNN offers elaborately designed and interactive press features on climate change, climate feedbacks and deforestation.


Spiegel Online creates a multimedia series on
overheating, the role of forests and oceans in its Climate Crisis section