The Climate Web

Crowd-Sourced Knowledge for Understanding and Tackling Global Warming

if only we knew what we know

So much to know about climate change ...

so little time

Explore the Climate Web on your own! We’ve made it open access to make that possible!

Use Doorways to explore specific topics, questions, and audience-specific knowledge 

Build your own climate change knowledge management system with Climate Web "slices"

Warning! If you’re looking for instant answers to complicated questions about solving global warming you’re not in the right place.

But if you’re looking for support with personal and professional decision-making on climate change topics, the Climate Web can leverage your time and effort 100:1!

Tackling A Wicked Problem

Climate change has been called the ultimate wicked problem. We’ve built the Climate Web to help tackle climate change, letting you leverage the insights of thousands of books, reports, news stories, videos, and websites. Click through the Climate Web Index and you’ll be amazed by its scope and granularity. Explore its decision-support capabilities and you’ll understand how the Climate Web can help you transition rapidly from infinite information to actionable knowledge. And it’s open-access, letting you explore it on your own!

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Doorways to Actionable Knowledge

Topical Doorways provide you with instant access to curated and updated information collections covering dozens of topics and frequently asked questions. Audience Doorways help you navigate the Climate Web through the eyes of specific audiences, including journalists, teachers, and business leaders. Do a quick scan in just minutes, or dig as deep as you wish – the Doorway makes it easy. Come back at any time to review and to find out what’s new.

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Add To Your Own Climate Information System

There is no single way to usefully organize information, and you might have organized information you see in the Climate Web very differently. You can! And you can save from hundreds to thousands of hours of time you might have spent recreating your own climate change information management system. Download “slices” of the Climate Web and reorganize, delete from, or add to the downloaded materials to suit your needs.

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