The more people know the more likely they can make informed decisions

There is so much happening around the globe it is hard to keep track. The following news sites I have found to be the most useful in finding the latest on a vast range of climate change related topics. When you find one that suits you – sign up to obtain their enewsletters direct.

What is on this page? Handbook for IPCC scientists; Journalist Training Material; Climate Access recommended blogs; Guide to the science of climate change communication; Ten great writers to follow on Twitter for climate change news


Thomson Reuters Foundation News for latest global stories: communicating climate change; water and climate change; migration and climate change

 ABC News: environment and climate change 

Climate News NetworkThe Climate News Network is free, it’s objective, and it publishes a daily news story on climate and energy. It is run by four volunteers, all veteran journalists who have covered climate change for many years for international newspapers and broadcasting organisations and are now freelancing.

Community Information Resource Center, (CIRC) is a networking hub and information source dedicated to building a better world. They work at all levels from local to global, sharing important information, connecting people, and catalysing the development of healthy self-reliant communities.

Guardian Network. News and comment from the world’s best environment sites. 32 content partners and links to their sites

Inside Climate News: InsideClimate News is a Pulitzer prize-winning, non-profit, non-partisan news organization that covers clean energy, carbon energy, nuclear energy and environmental science—plus the territory in between where law, policy and public opinion are shaped.

Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice: A centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change who are usually forgotten – the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world. Also check out the “useful links” page. 

Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB): The MAHB posts high-quality books, videos, and other reference materials on issues relevant to the global environmental crisis caused by humans.

RTCC: Responding to Climate Change is a news and analysis website focused on providing the latest updates and insight into global low carbon developments. 

Reveal: The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting is to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and ground breaking storytelling in order to spark action, improve lives and protect our democracy.

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. Their team of professional editors work with university, CSIRO and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public.

UNFCC Climate change newsroom and focus sections capture news of climate change and stories about the groundswell of climate action by governments, companies, cities, the UN and civil society around the globe.

National Academies of Sciences: Access to a number of their publications which can be downloaded as a free PDF

Climate Access – sharing what works

Individuals, institutions and organizations around the world are working to transform attitudes about climate change and close the gap between concern and action. But their efforts are hindered as climate practitioners struggle to stay on top of the latest research, evaluate which public engagement tools are most effective or coordinate with others to increase impact. Climate Access provides the knowledge that network practitioners need to take their communications to the next level.

Climate Access Recommended Blogs

Climate Central
Climate Progress: Joe Romm
DeSmog Canada
EPA: Climate Justice in Action 
On the Green Front: Betsy Rosenberg
Planet Change
U.S. Climate Action Network


Handbook for IPCC Scientists

30 January 2018, Climate Outcreach/IPCC: This communications Handbook was commissioned by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group I Technical Support Unit. This is the first time such guidance has been produced for the world’s leading scientific body on climate change. Dr Valérie Masson Delmotte (Co-chair of IPCC WGI), who reviewed the Handbook, said, “This is a beautiful Handbook and I wish I could have received such guidance when I was first involved as an IPCC author.” The Handbook sets out six principles for effective communication, ahead of the IPCC’s 1.5 degrees special report later this year. Just like the IPCC reports themselves, Climate Outreach believes the way IPCC authors engage with the public should be based on the best available evidence. With a wealth of research on the science of climate change communication and a focus on practical tips and case studies, this Handbook serves as a valuable resource for IPCC authors – as well as the wider scientific community – to engage audiences with climate change. Access Handbook here

Another one for Enhancing the accessibility of climate change data visuals  – recommendations to the IPCC and guidance for researchers – University of East Anglia & Tyndall Centre – Access guide here

2017: Climate News Network: Journalist Training Material

Understanding climate change is at times a perplexing business. Communicating it is a considerable challenge, especially for those who might not have access to the latest scientific material or who find it difficult to follow the latest developments. Below, the Climate News Network shares useful resources for journalists reporting on climate change. (Also very useful for those wishing to write letters or articles for media) Access Source here

Resources for journalists:


A guide to the science of climate change communication

This resource is a workshop with information and practical exercises that will give you knowledge of the science of climate change communication, and the confidence to apply this knowledge in practice with non-academic audiences. It is designed for all researchers across the physical, natural and social sciences. Access resource here

Ten great writers to follow on Twitter for climate change news

Last edited on April 19, 2016. List prepared by Alice Bell. Writer and researcher on science, technology and the environment. Looking to quickly build climate change into your Twitter feed? Here’s ten people you should follow. Source: Road to Paris

Suzanne Goldenberg

@suzyji — The Guardian’s award-winning US environment correspondent, based in Washington DC. There’s a big environment team at the Guardian, see also @fionaharvey, @john_vidal,@karlmathiesen, @adamvaughan_uk@ArthurNeslen, @dpcarrington, @james_randerson and@georgemonbiot.

Brad Plumer

@bradplumer — Senior editor at Vox, and self-described reporter on the “apocalypse beat” he has a clear, sometimes stark take on climate issues. Also worth following at Vox is energy and climate specialist David Roberts, @drvox.

Brentin Mock

@brentinmock — Currently staff writer at City Lab, Mock’s done some of the best work exploring the intersection of race and environmental politics in the US whilst at Grist.

Megan Darby

@rtcc_megan — News Editor at Responding to Climate Change. It’s also worth following the site’s Editor, Ed King, @rtcc_edking

  • Air pollution crackdown will reduce climate uncertainty.
  • Cyclone Pam raises climate profile in UN disaster talks.
  • Interview with Mary Robinson: Climate deal must respect human rights.

Stella Paul

@stellasglobe — Award-winning Indian journalist who covers climate change and other environment topics, often focusing on women and indigenous people.

Roz Pidcock

@RozPidcock — Deputy Editor and Science Editor the Carbon Brief, her colleagues @leohickman,@DrSimEvans, @some_yeo, @rtmcswee and @_rospearce are worth following too.

Christine Ottery

@christineottery — Deputy Editor for Energy Desk. The site is embedded in Greenpeace, but Ottery shouldn’t be confused as a spokesperson for the NGO, she’s a journalist.

  • In pictures: China’s coal industry pollutes the Yellow River basin.
  • New Data: Dangerous air pollution breathed by Delhi’s schoolchildren.
  • Air pollution increases risk of premature death in Chinese cities.

John Upton

@johnupton — Senior Science Writer at Climate Central. You can also follow Climate Central’s chief scientist @heidicullen, and other writers @bobbymagill @andreatweather and @blkahn.

Eric Holthaus

@EricHolthaus — Meteorologist perhaps most famous for breaking down in tears when boarding a flight in San Francisco, vowing never to fly again. Covers weather and climate for Slate.

Gaia Vince

@wanderinggaia — Freelance writer, editor and broadcaster. Former analysis and features editor for Nature Climate Change, she’s also author of Adventures In The Anthropocene.