ORGANIZATIONS

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC was established in 1988 and operates under the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Program. It consists of a panel of scientists from more than 50 countries that study climate change and assess its potential impacts. Reports have been completed in 1990, 1992, 1995, 2001, and 2007.

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). This site contains a variety of information related to the environment and sustainable development, including issues involving climate change. A section of the website is devoted to climate change. Topics in this section include information about impacts, publications, recent news, educational materials, and more.

Institute for the Study of Society and Environment (ISSE). ISSE is a multidisciplinary group of scientists working for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) focusing on the interactions between human activities and the environment. A major research area covered by ISSE involves climate change.

Climate Impacts Group (CIG). CIG is an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Washington who are focused on studying the impacts climate change and variability on the Pacific Northwest of the United States. CIG’s assessment examines climate impacts on water, forests, salmon, and coasts and the human socioeconomic and/or political systems associated with each.

Interpreting Climate Conditions, Physical Science Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.