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Climate Change Science and Research

Cornell Climate Change Research: This is a one-stop guide to climate change research, extension and outreach, and other programs at Cornell University. (

Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future: A Cornell institution that is working toward a future where the world's needs for reliable energy, a resilient environment, and responsible economic development can grow, not as competing demands, but as complementary spokes on the wheel of prosperity. (

Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture ( A focal point to facilitate research, education, and outreach to help farmers become more resilient to extreme weather and climate variability and reduce their impact on climate change.

NOAA A website that provides science and information for a climate-smart nation and a source of timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate. (

The National Climate Assessment: A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. (

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( HDownload AR5—a clear and up-to-date summary of the current scientific knowledge relevant to climate change.

How you can help!

Project Budburst: A network of people across the United States who monitor plants as the seasons change. (

The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge: A campaign to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators. (

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County ( This page provides links to climate change and gardening resources.


“The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening,” Edited by Thomas Christopher. 

“The Climate Conscious Gardener,” Brooklyn Botanic Garden Guides for a Greener Planet.

Click here to read the article, "Advice to Gardeners from a Climate Change Expert" in Verdant Views, the magazine of Cornell Plantations.